For 138 years, St. Mary-Corwin Hospital has cared for the people of Pueblo and surrounding communities in Southern Colorado. Driven by our commitment to Pueblo and to our healing ministry, St. Mary-Corwin is focusing on our core areas of clinical strength. Concentrating on cancer care and orthopedic services enables St. Mary-Corwin to continue to provide high-quality, high-value health care for generations to come.
About Our Hospital
A tale of two beginnings. In 1882, a two-story boarding house in Pueblo was converted into St. Mary's Hospital by the Sisters of Charity in 1882 while at the same time Colorado Fuel & Iron Company established a hospital for its employees and their families under the medical leadership of Dr. Richard Corwin. The company transferred ownership of Corwin Hospital to the sisters in the late 1940s creating St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Today, the hospital continues its legacy of compassionate, outstanding care with an accredited and nationally recognized cancer center, designated Breast Center of Excellence, state of the art robotic-assisted surgical technology, a dedicated Joint Replacement Center and more.
St. Mary-Corwin Hospital by the numbers
- Active Medical Staff: 239
- 2020 ED Visits: 27,753
- Clinic Visits: 68,111
- Licensed Beds: 42
- Surgeries: 3,842
- FY21 Uncompensated/Charity Care: $18,009,800
St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Leadership
Mike Cafasso has served as Chief Executive Office at St. Mary-Corwin since January 2018, after serving as the Vice President of Operations since March 2011. His servant leadership style is well-regarded amongst our caregivers and he is dedicated to our Mission, Vision and Values. Mike is a strong supporter of the Pueblo community, having been named the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 2018.
Prior to joining St. Mary-Corwin, Mike served as Colorado President for the American Bank of Commerce. He also led Pueblo Bank and Trust as President and CEO with their expansion into several Colorado markets. Mike has an extensive background in customer service programming and developing innovative practices. He has completed programs at Disney Institute, Ritz Carlton, Nordstrom’s, Lands’ End, and the Center for Creative Leadership. He is a current board member for the Association for Managers of Innovation (Aminnovation.org).
As an active supporter of Colorado communities, Mike has served on Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation Board, co-chaired Access Denver, Girl Scouts of Colorado and Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado Boards. He currently serves as an elected member of the Board of Water Works of Pueblo and recently served as a Colorado State Fair Commissioner.
A Massachusetts native, Mike relocated to Colorado to attend Colorado State University-Pueblo (formerly University of Southern Colorado) where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. He attended and completed Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.
Glen Griesheim serves as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer for St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Glen began his professional career at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL where he worked as a charge nurse in the emergency department. He then moved on to manage critical care and the ER at Doctor’s Hospital, also located in Springfield. Glen transitioned to St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, IL, holding the roles of Director of Critical Care, Director of Diagnostic Services and Chief Administrative Officer. After more than a decade at St. Mary’s, Glen felt called to an administrative role and took on the position of Vice president of Operations at Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tucson. Glen then seized the opportunity to serve as Chief Executive Officer at Select Specialty Hospital in Des Moines. Glen’s most recent position before joining St. Mary Corwin Hospital was Regional Operations Director at DaVita Kidney Care.
Glen earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southern Illinois University before moving on to University of Illinois where he completed his Master of Arts in Health Service Administration.
Dr. Kendall Rockler serves as chief medical officer for St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. In this role, Dr. Rockler provides strategic direction and support for the physicians, clinical programs and department directors in order to ensure that the highest standards of quality and patient safety are met in our quest to build whole person care and flourishing communities.
Dr. Rockler has a background in Emergency Medicine along with special interests in leadership and advocacy, emergency department and hospital process improvement, international emergency medicine and disaster preparedness. She has worked in Emergency departments from South Florida and across Southern Colorado both as a physician and as a medical director.
She earned her BS in Biology, Magna Cum Laude from Oklahoma City University and her MD from University of Oklahoma College of Medicine followed by completion of her Emergency Medicine residency with University of South Florida at Tampa General Hospital.
Dr. Rockler enjoys horseback riding, reading, volunteer work and spending time with her family in the great outdoors.
Volunteer service is an essential part of St. Mary-Corwin Hospital's excellence in patient care. Volunteers enhance our quality of care in numerous ways, whether working directly with patients or behind-the-scenes. They give generously of their time, talents, and their hearts.
By joining the St. Mary-Corwin Hospital team of volunteers, you will become part of diverse group of individuals who give their time and efforts to improve patient care. Joining us in our commitment of providing southern Colorado with quality healthcare enables you to meet personal goals while working with a team of dedicated volunteers and staff. By volunteering, you can meet new friends while serving your community. Volunteers provide the extra special touch that means so much to our patients and their families.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, contact Volunteer Services: 719-557-5685
- Must be 14 years of age or older
- Volunteers are most needed on weekdays between 6 am and 7 pm.
- Volunteers are also needed on weekends between 8 am to 6 pm.
- We make every attempt to match your skills and interests with an area of need in the hospital.
- Dorcy Cancer Center
- Clerical (all departments)
- Eucharistic ministry
- Gift Shop
- Resale Shop
- Comfort creations
- Information desk receptionist
- Patient mail and flower delivery
- Surgical waiting room receptionist
- Patient transportation
- Nursing units
St. Mary-Corwin Hospital is focused on our clinical specialties of cancer care and orthopedic services. Our teams deliver high-quality health outcomes and unparalleled patient satisfaction. St. Mary-Corwin Hospital’s nationally recognized cancer care and orthopedic services give patients access to state-of-the-art technology, leading physicians, and the highest standard of quality care. St. Mary-Corwin Hospital is a Level III Trauma Center and our Emergency Room provides 24-hour emergency health care services.
Our leading-edge teams deliver remarkable care, high-quality outcomes and unparalleled patient satisfaction within our medical specialties of cancer care and orthopedic services. Our commitment is to help you get well and stay well.
You can count on our comprehensive, nationally recognized cancer care with state-of-the-art technology, leading physicians and the highest standard of quality cancer care anywhere in Southern Colorado and award-winning orthopedics program and Joint Replacement Center gives patients access to leading-edge solutions, the latest techniques and the most advanced technology.
Certified Member of MD Anderson® Cancer Network
St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center is a certified member of MD Anderson® Cancer network, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center. Meeting rigorous requirements to earn certified membership, St. Mary-Corwin now has access to a wide range of multidisciplinary care resources, including disease-specific and evidence-based guidelines, treatment plans, and best practices develop by MD Anderson.
St. Mary-Corwin Hospital believes that the best health care is designed with you in mind. We work hard to provide you with resources and solutions for every step in your health journey. And because the best health care is prevention, we put as much emphasis on helping keep you well as we do on getting you well.
All Visitor Information
Please read Centura Health's current COVID-19 visitor restrictions. Contact the hospital directly for additional individual visitor policies that may apply.
Free parking is available around surrounding the hospital.
At St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, your safety is important to us. Free valet parking is available for patients and visitors at the West entrance.
- Monday - Friday: 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
For patients and visitors to the hospital after hours, please consider these safety precautions:
- Members of our security team are available to escort you to and/or from your vehicle.
- Please be sure to lock your car and secure valuable items.
- Patients who are scheduled for procedures in the evening, or if you are scheduled to admit for procedures early in the morning, please park in the drive-thru and leave your keys with security. Security will then pass the keys on to valet services, where you can pick up your car.
- If you are leaving or arriving at the hospital after dark, walk with another person or a group of people.
- If no one else is with you, ask a security team member to meet you at your vehicle or walk you from the facility to your vehicle.
- If you need assistance with your vehicle, or want to request a security guard to help you to your car, contact security at 719-557-4801.
If you are looking for the perfect gift for a friend or loved one, be sure to visit the Cherry Blossom Gift Shop in the new main entrance of the hospital. We offer a large selection of flowers, cards, snacks and unique gifts at reasonable prices, so treat a friend or treat yourself! For your convenience, you can easily access the gift shop by using the free valet parking service at the new main entrance.
The gift shop is operated by our dedicated volunteers, and all profits are donated back to the hospital and used to benefit our patients.
- Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Resale Shop at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital is on the ground level located near the North employee entrance. It offers a variety of new and gently used merchandise at great prices, and is staffed by the dedicated volunteers. All proceeds from the resale shop go directly back to the hospital to benefit programs that aid in the comfort and well being of our patients. We accept donations of gently used clothing, toys, books and other miscellaneous items. If you have questions regarding the acceptance of any items, contact us.
- Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Lakeside Café is located on the first floor of the East building, and provides breakfast, lunch and dinner for patients families, visitors and associates of St. Mary-Corwin Hospital.
- Monday - Friday
- Breakfast: 6:30 - 10:00 am
- Lunch: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
- Dinner: 4:30 - 6:00 pm
- Saturday and Sunday: closed on weekends
St. Therese Chapel
Located in the hospital's East Lobby entrance, to the right of the information desk on the first floor. The chapel is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to serve the needs of patients, associates, volunteers, physicians and the larger community.
Mass is offered:
- Monday - Friday: 12:00
As a faith-based health care organization, spiritual care is a vital component to staying well or returning to wellness at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Many scientific studies have shown that prayer and meditation (within any faith) greatly aid in one's healing. At St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, we are dedicated to helping you, your family, and our own associates with their spiritual needs. We respect each person's belief system. Together we look at the meaning and values in our lives, the problems and questions we all face and the resources we can draw upon to aid healing.
Chaplains are health care professionals who bring all the resources of spiritual and pastoral care to help our patients, their families and friends better cope with the challenges of a hospital visit.
The following services are offered with spiritual care:
- Spiritual counsel is available 24 hours a day for individuals or groups. St. Mary-Corwin Hospital chaplains offer counsel on faith issues, meaning of life, guilt or worry, grief and prayer.
- Bereavement support can help you deal with the difficulty of illness or the loss of a loved one. A myriad of emotions, including sadness, anger, guilt, anxiety and acceptance, can oftentimes be overwhelming. We are here to help you heal.
- Educational programs are offered throughout the year for associates and the community. Our speakers address such topics as spirituality, bereavement, integrating spirituality into the workplace, stress and spirituality, advance directives, change and healing.
- Advance Directives such as Medical Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare Decisions, Living Will or Colorado CPR Directive are important aspects of the health care process. Authorization to Consent to Treatment or Unemancipated Minor and Donor Directions for Anatomical Gift are other official documents you can download. St. Mary Corwin Hospital cannot offer legal advice, however descriptions and links can be found on our Advance Directive page.
Our chaplains are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide spiritual guidance through prayer, ritual, sacrament, or help our patients connect to their religious communities. In-person: Ask the attending nurse to page the chaplain on call.
Save time and money at the Centura Health Pharmacy at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. The pharmacy is conveniently located in the hospital’s West tower on the first floor near the Cherry Blossom Gift Shop. Our caring team members offer friendly, professional, convenient pharmacy services in a brand new location to better serve you!
- Transfer prescriptions welcome
- 90-day prescriptions to maximize your savings
- Most major insurances accepted
- Payment options: credit card, cash, check, FSA, HRA or St. Mary-Corwin payroll deduction (associates only)
- Bedside delivery: patients who are admitted to the hospital can have their medications delivered to their bedside prior to discharge; now that’s convenient!
- Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Closed: 1:00 - 1:30 pm for lunch
Centura Health provides complimentary wireless Internet access for guests and visitors.
What do I have to do to connect?
Simply connect to the guest network using your wireless network settings. When you first connect, you'll notice "Terms and Conditions" for Centura Health's Guest Network. When you click "Accept", you'll be automatically granted access. Guests must have experience in connecting to wireless networks as Centura Health does not provide any assistance in connecting your device to the wireless network.
Where and when can I connect?
The wireless network is available throughout the hospital. The wireless network is available 24/7.
Enjoy your time on our wireless network. As with any public wireless network, we strongly recommend guests take measures to secure their devices and internet communications. We encourage using virtual private networks in conjunction with personal firewalls and virus protections to mitigate risk to personal data. It is the user's responsibility to take precautions and provide security measures suited to their situation and intended use of the service. Our wireless network should not be used for inappropriate or unlawful purposes.
Centura Health is not responsible for any personal information that is compromised.
Centura Health is not responsible for any damage caused to your hardware or software while at any Centura Health facility.
Please Note: Because this is a free service, Centura Health does not provide technical support for your device or assistance in connectivity. Guests and visitors should understand how to configure their computer or device and know what hardware or software is necessary to connect to the wireless network.
To respect the right of individuals who do not wish to be exposed to the adverse health effects of tobacco products, and to comply with existing City ordinances, State and Federal laws, as well as other regulatory agencies, smoking and the use of all tobacco products are prohibited in all facilities. The Pueblo city ordinance states that smoking will not be allowed on "the public right-of-way adjoining hospitals." This includes sidewalks, lawns and alleys that border hospitals and properties the hospitals own or lease. This policy applies to all patients, visitors, associates, volunteers, students, interns, residents, physicians, temporary or agency staffing, independent contractors, vendors, sales representatives and/or other company representatives. The use of any tobacco products is prohibited in all areas of our campus including buildings, leased facilities, offices, grounds, vehicles, parking lots and ramps.
St. Mary-Corwin Hospital has been a smoke-free campus since 2005. Therefore smoking is not permitted anywhere in the hospital or on hospital grounds.
Patients who wish to use tobacco products need to talk with your physicians for options that are available during your hospital stay. Physicians will no longer write orders permitting patients to leave the hospital to use tobacco products. Information on smoking alternatives for patients, such as nicotine patches or nicotine gum will be available and can be ordered by their physician.
Smoking cessation education is available at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital through the Health Promotion Center.
Every Centura Health hospital provides you with a patient representative to help you have a better hospital experience. Our representatives address and investigate your concerns, and then respond to you and your family with findings and recommendations for how your concerns can be resolved.
- Phone: 719-557-5125
- Fax: 719-557-5591
St. Mary-Corwin Hospital and all Centura Health facilities are prepared should there be a need to accommodate the hearing-impaired and others in need of language interpretation services. All Centura health facilities use a system called My Accessible Real-Time Trusted Interpreter (MARTTI), a real-time video-based interpreter for the hearing impaired. When a patient signs in American Sign Language, MARTTI uses a web cam with a real-time live interpreter to translate the sign language, and interpret in verbal English to the health care provider. Conversely, MARTTI can hear verbal English words spoken anywhere in the room and interpret in American Sign Language displayed on a screen for the patient to read. This gives a provider the convenience of real-time communication with the patient. In addition to sign language, MARTTI can help interpret 140 different languages.
The MARTTI system saves precious time in treating hearing impaired patients or providing needed communication between patients and their loved ones. Currently, St. Mary-Corwin has two MARTTI systems; one in the ER and the other in PBX.
For more information about MARTTI, contact the patient representative.
Programs and Community
You make the difference for so many. We have the good fortune of meeting many of the patients that are so positively affected by the generous commitment of people in this community and the commitment of care they have received at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital.
We are truly blessed to have so many caring people who believe in and support our mission. We invite you to read more about the heritage of our hospital as well as the many patients and programs we help to support. We also invite you to join us in our mission to promote the health and well-being of the people in the communities we serve.
St. Mary-Corwin Hospital strives to help our community members in living a healthy lifestyle the promotes wellness and prevents disease and illness through a variety of community health and wellness programs.
Pueblo StepUp is a nonprofit organization that provides access to health care and wellness services for at-risk members of the community. Services include free senior wellness clinics, wellness management and fitness classes for the elderly, free application assistance for enrollment in the state's low-income insurance plans, Medicaid for children and pregnant women, and care management services for clients who are already enrolled in CHP+ and Children's Medicaid.
1925 East Orman Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004
The Resale Shop at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital offers a variety of new and gently used merchandise at great prices, and is staffed by the dedicated volunteers. All proceeds from the resale shop go directly back to the hospital to benefit programs that aid in the comfort and well being of our patients. We accept donations of gently used clothing, toys, books and other miscellaneous items.
For questions regarding the acceptance of any items, contact us:
Located on the ground level of the hospital, at the North employee entrance.
- Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
If you are interested in volunteering at the Resale Shop, contact us:
Community Engagement Request
Centura Health hospitals receive many requests each year asking us to engage in community events and programs. Supporting the communities we serve in this way is a reflection of our mission: to extend the healing ministry of Christ by caring for those who are ill and by nurturing the health of the people in our communities.
Before submitting a request, please consider the following:
- Sponsorships and events should align with our mission, vision and values. All sponsorships and events should relate to community health improvement or prevention and one of the hospital’s Community Health Needs Assessment priorities.
- Please make your request at least 60 days prior to your event or sponsorship deadline.
- Completion of this form does not guarantee a donation or sponsorship.
- We are only able to support non-profit organizations.
Completed requests will be considered by an internal committee. We will contact you within 30 days regarding the status of your request.