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Memorial Hospital announces new board members 

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UCHealth Memorial Hospital has announced two additional board members: Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey and Dr. Patrick Faricy. Here's the release:
UCHealth Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the appointments of Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey and Dr. Patrick Faricy to the Memorial Hospital Board of Directors.

“As we continue to move forward in advancing health care in the community, UCHealth Memorial is certain to benefit from the contributions of these outstanding community leaders,” said Victor "Gene" Renuart Jr., a retired Air Force general and chairman of Memorial's board. “I welcome them – and their wealth of experience and leadership – to our board. Both have a passion for enhancing the quality of life for residents of the Pikes Peak region.”

Carey, who holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, began his career in law enforcement in 1982, when he joined the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. He moved to the Colorado Springs Police Department in 1984 as an officer in patrol before being promoted numerous times in the ensuing years. He has served as chief of police since January 2012.
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“It’s an honor to be selected to serve on the Memorial Hospital Board of Directors,” Carey said. “I believe that my experience in public safety will contribute to helping the hospital make our community safer and healthier.”

Faricy, who most recently served as Memorial’s chief medical officer before retiring in early 2016, attended University of Colorado School of Medicine. Faricy has been the recipient of many honors, including being named “Volunteer Physician of the Year” by both the El Paso County Medical Society and Peak Vista. He has also has served on multiple boards, including the Colorado State Board of Medical Examiners, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and the Colorado Physician Health Program.

“I believe in UCHealth’s mission, which is to improve lives,” Faricy said. “I am very happy and honored to serve on the board and to help improve the health of the community.”

Both will join the board at its Dec. 18 meeting and will serve two-year terms.

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