The city of Colorado Springs has issued the requirements for the new Board of Trustees for the leased Memorial Health System.

Under the terms of the lease with the University of Colorado Health, the city gets to choose seven of the 11 positions on the UCH-Memorial local board.

The new board will work directly with the executive team of what’s being called the “New Memorial,” and with the UCH parent board. Their job will be to formulate policies and financial benchmarks for the hospital, and provide critical decision making on key issues, said a press release from the city.

Citizens interested in serving on the board should possess at least one of the following skills: strong financial background, knowledge of health care management, involvement in community issues, experience in managing large organizations, knowledge of nonprofit organizations. Other skills that will be “useful”: knowledge of personnel policies, knowledge of how to manage personnel in a health care organization, strong written and verbal communication skills, comfort with public communications, experience with financial statements, revenue and cash flow managements and experience as a working member on the board of a large organization.

The city emphasizes that the positions are volunteer positions and will require a minimum commitment of 10 hours a month, and probably more during the first year.

The application for appointment to the board can be found at, click on the “get involved” tab and then click on “commissions and committees.” Applications can be emailed to

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