CommonSpirit - St. Mary-Corwin Hospital

1008 Minnequa Ave
Pueblo, CO 81004


For over 140 years, St. Mary Corwin Hospital has been a pioneer in Southern Colorado. In 1882, a two-story boarding house in Pueblo was converted into St. Mary's Hospital by the Sisters of Charity 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.

Known for their evidence-based medicine and a faith-based mission, St. Mary Corwin’s full wealth of medical services are a short 20 minutes from the heart of Pueblo West.

About Our Hospital

St. Mary-Corwin Hospital

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: 455
  • 2022 ED Visits: 29,050
  • Clinic Visits: 76,107
  • FY22 Uncompensated/Charity care: $42.9 million

St. Mary-Corwin Hospital


CommonSpirit 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 (

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.

Andrew Burbidge serves as the Chief Financial Officer for St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. On a mission to make other people’s job easier, Andrew has served in numerous finance roles at CommonSpirit Health since 2014, first as a Net Revenue Analyst.

Throughout his tenure with CommonSpirit, Andrew has gained financial expertise both at the Enterprise level and within St. Anthony North Hospital and Avista Adventist Hospital.

Most recently, Andrew served as Finance Director for St. Anthony North Hospital and Avista Adventist Hospital. While there, he collaborated with executive, clinical, and non-clinical leadership on financial and operational tasks including departmental productivity, staffing, service line analysis, operational efficiency, budget creation, financial systems, and capital processes.

Dr. Wendy Girard serves as Chief Medical Officer of St. Mary-Corwin and St. Thomas More hospitals. She earned her Doctor of Medicine from the American University of the Caribbean. She then earned her MBA in Healthcare Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. She is board certified in Family Medicine. For nine years, she was the sole proprietor of an independent Family Medicine clinic that she founded.

As a physician, she has served in multiple roles including Chief of Medicine, Medical Director of High-Risk Breast Care, Physician Director of Informatics, St. Mary-Corwin Hospital board member, and Colorado Academy of Family Physicians board member. She is also a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons where she received training in advanced oncoplastic breast surgery. In 2014, she founded Pueblo’s first high-risk breast clinic, which serves patients across Southern Colorado and as far away as Guam.

Prior to medicine, she had a career in Information Technology. Dr. Girard is a native Spanish speaker and is also fluent in English and speaks Italian.

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 the University of Illinois where he completed his Master of Art in Health Service Administration.


St. Mary-Corwin Hospital


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 a diverse group of individuals who give their time and efforts to improve patient care. Joining us in our commitment to 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: 

  • 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.
  • Admissions
  • 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 
2022 Clinic visits
$42.9 million
FY22 Charity/Uncompensated care


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.

Dr. John S. discussing results with a patient at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital.

Dorcy Cancer Center at St. Mary Corwin Hospital

The Dorcy Cancer Center at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital is a comprehensive cancer treatment program located in Pueblo. The center offers patients state-of-the art technology, the most advanced treatments, and leading oncology physicians all in one place, making cancer treatment easier and more efficient for patients and their families. We provide access to a wide range of multidisciplinary care resources, including disease-specific and evidence-based guidelines and treatment plans.


Visitor Information

You can count on us to be there for you. We understand that times of illness and injury affect not only our patients, but also their loved ones. The information below will help you before, during, and after you come to our hospital. Our goal is to provide the level of patient experience that enhances your peace of mind and earns your full confidence.

Patient guide

Visitor information

St. Mary-Corwin Hospital

Visitor information

Please read CommonSpirit Health's current COVID-19 visitor restrictions. Contact the hospital directly for additional individual visitor policies that may apply.

All visitors of patients at our hospital enjoy equal visitation privileges consistent with patient preferences and subject to the facility’s clinical restrictions. Visitor policy may be subject to change. Please adhere to any adjustments to permitted visitors, as posted in our facility.

  • Visitors under the age of 14 must be escorted by a responsible adult.
  • At 8 pm, seven days a week, the main lobby entrance will be locked. After 8 pm, enter the hospital through the emergency department walk-in entrance.
  • Visitors remaining after 8 pm are asked to go to the security desk in the emergency department to get a special visitor’s badge.
  • There may be times when visitors are asked to leave to better meet the needs of our patients.

Patients and visitors may park in the parking lot in front of the main entrance and adjacent lots around the hospital. Free parking is available 24 hours a day. Free valet parking is available at the west entrance Monday through Friday from 6 am to 5 pm. Please see the security office, located in the emergency department, for assistance after hours.

Vending machines

Vending machines are located on the first floor and accept cash and credit card payments.


Lakeside Café

Location:  On the first floor of the East Tower

Weekday hours

  • Breakfast: 6:30 am - 10 am
  • Lunch: 11 am - 1:30 pm
  • Convenience Items: 1:30 pm - 4 pm
  • Dinner: 4:30 pm - 6 pm
Corwin's Best Coffee Bar

Location:  In the West Tower lobby

Monday - Friday: 6:30 am - 7 pm and 10 pm - 2 am

Saturday and Sunday: 7 am - 7 pm and 10 pm - 2 am

Our gift shop is conveniently located in the new main entrance of the hospital. Visitors can find a variety of gifts and convenience items for their family members or loved ones in the hospital. Call 719-557-5684 to get the most updated hours.

The Resale Shop is located on the ground level near the north employee entrance. It offers new and gently used merchandise at great prices. Call 719-557-5498 to get the most updated hours.

Letters and packages are delivered to patients Monday - Friday. If you have letters to be mailed, you may give them to your nurse. Flowers addressed to you will be delivered to your room unless you are in the intensive care unit. Only Mylar® balloons are permitted in the hospital. Latex balloons can cause allergic responses and interfere with hospital safety systems.

ATMs are located on the first floor of the East Tower neat the main intersection and on the first floor in the main lobby of the West Tower.

Programs and Community

Group photo of SMC foundation

Our Foundation

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

St. Mary-Corwin Hospital

Pueblo StepUp

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.

Pueblo StepUp
1925 East Orman Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004

Phone: 719-557-5886

Resale Shop

St. Mary-Corwin Hospital

Resale Shop

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:

Phone: 719-557-5498

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:

Phone: 719-557-5680

Community Engagement Request

St. Mary-Corwin Hospital

Community Engagement Request

Updated 11/1/23

As we fully integrate with CommonSpirit Health, we are pausing community engagement commitments until June 1, 2024. However, you are welcome to submit an application using the guidelines below. We will notify you directly if your organization is selected for funding. We appreciate your patience and look forward to working with you in the future.

How to submit an engagement request

CommonSpirit hospitals receive many requests each year asking us to engage in community events and programs. Supporting the communities in this way is a reflection of our mission to improve the health of the people we serve, especially those who are vulnerable, while we advance social justice for all.

Before submitting a request, please consider the following:

  • Sponsorships and events should align with our mission and values; 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 regarding the status of your request when we reopen community engagement giving June 1, 2024.