True North_Winter2016 Edition

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true north Transforming local healthcare through philanthropy

Winter 2016 • Volume 6 • Issue 3

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Cover photo courtesy of Juan Leal.



In This Issue Letter from Foundation Leadership

WSBC Golf Classic

Why We Give

2016 Grants and Scholarships Awarded

Greeley Stampede and Ranack Cares Foundation Assist North Colorado Medical Center

Sunrise Community Health Honored as 2016 NCMC Foundation Legacy Award Recipient

Margo Karsten Appointed to CEO

From Homeless to Hands On: One Man’s Journey to Wellness

Reflections on how individuals coming together make a difference. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Read the personal stories of 12 community members who give to the Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . 3

$10,000 contributed to support NCMC Breast Cancer Support Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Meet the new CEO of Banner Health Northern Colorado. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Humphrey Reception to Support NCMC Cancer Institute Jim and Kirsten Humphrey hosted a fundraising reception for the Cancer Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Passing Your Estate to Your Heirs

26th Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic Raises Over $60,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 $667,207 grants and scholarships awarded by NCMC Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Sunrise provides medical, dental and mental health care to 35,000 patients annually . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

How Sunrise helped one individual build a new life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

NCMC Employees Make a Difference!

2016 Better Together Employee Campaign a success. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

NCMC Foundation Scholarships

Frank Stepp, Sr. Vice President, Thompson & Associates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Healthcare scholarship opportunities available for 2017. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

The Human Bean Makes a Difference in Northern Colorado

Hampton Inn and Suites Supports NCMC Pediatrics

“Coffee for a Cure” donations support NCMC Breast Cancer Support Fund. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

North Colorado Medical Center Foundation 1801 16th Street | Greeley, CO 80631 Ph: 970.356.9020 | Fax: 970.810.6723 ncmc.foundation@bannerhealth.com Visit our website www.ncmcfoundation.org

North Colorado Medical Center named recipient of outreach program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

The North Colorado Medical Center Foundation promotes philanthropy to enhance and ensure the health and well being of the people in our region.

2016 NCMC Foundation Board of Directors Front row from left to right: Masoud Shirazi, Rose Stoller, Jean Morrell, Sally Warde, Al Dominguez. Top row from left to right: Benjamin George, MD, Chris Kiser–Foundation President, John Haefeli, Steve Baker, Peter Martin–Board Chair, Tim Brynteson, John Dollarhide, Curtis Crylen, MD. Not pictured: Ray Cullen, Ryan Kamada, Royal Lovell, Marcus Reinhardt, MD, Stephanie Torrez.


Letter from Foundation Leadership “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, and a civilization work.”

Our region’s healthcare needs have evolved considerably since our hospital was founded in 1908, and North Colorado Medical Center has been the driving force. We’ve grown to become part of a nationally-recognized health system – Banner Health - with a broad spectrum of specialized programs, including signature services like the NCMC Cancer Institute, the regionally acclaimed CardioVascular Institute, and the Monfort Family Birth Center.

– Vince Lombardi, Hall of Fame football coach, Green Bay Packers Lombardi’s quote also certainly applies to the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation, as we highlight in this issue of True North a small sampling of our many donors, employees and volunteers who make individual commitments to a group effort. In our case, the group effort supports a very noble cause - the NCMC Foundation’s philanthropic mission of enhancing and ensuring the health and well-being of the people in our region. Since the NCMC Foundation was founded in 1975, over $50 million has been raised through the generosity of our donors. As a result, Weld County residents can rely on the region’s finest medical care at North Colorado Medical Center.

Chris Kiser Foundation President

As the curtain drops on 2016, the Board of Directors and the staff at the NCMC Foundation are especially thankful for the generosity of our many donors and volunteers who make a major difference in the lives’ of NCMC’s patients. Your individual commitment to our group effort is greatly appreciated. Please consider a tax deductible, year-end gift to the NCMC Foundation. Your generosity makes a direct impact on the state-of-the-art care that is delivered to patients at NCMC.

Peter Martin Foundation Board Chairman

The generous support of people like you has been instrumental in making it all possible— thank you!

From all of us at the NCMC Foundation, we wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy holiday season!

Chris Kiser NCMC Foundation President Peter Martin Foundation Board Chairman

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Albert Camus, a mid-20th century Nobel Prize winning author and philosopher, said “real

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generosity toward the future lies in giving to the present.”

As we celebrate another year of philanthropy at the NCMC Foundation, it’s only fitting that we highlight a number of our donors who make a significant difference through their individual acts of generosity. From volunteering for special events, to serving on the Foundation’s numerous boards and committees, to making donations both large and small, NCMC Foundation donors work together to ensure future healthcare excellence in our community through their present day giving. Here are a few of their stories.

Ron Baars

“Without the Foundation’s support, I’m sure that many of NCMC’s programs would not be sustainable.”

“The NCMC Foundation is a great organization with great people leading the way,” says Clinical Pharmacist Ron Baars. “I support the Med Aid program in order to help patients who can’t afford their medications.” Baars, a 37-year employee at NCMC, has been part of the pharmacy department – and a contributor to the NCMC Foundation – since Ronald Reagan was president! He has played an instrumental role in the pharmacy department becoming more integrated with physicians and nurses. Since 1998, he has been a leader in NCMC’s Anticoagulation clinics as well as the Heart Care Clinic. “As medication becomes more expensive, the Med Aid program has become much more important for my patients,” said Baars. “Without the Foundation’s support, I’m sure that many of NCMC’s programs would not be sustainable.”

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Danny Beckle

“The NCMC Foundation Board strives to improve our community through charitable contributions aimed toward areas of greatest need.”

Danny Beckle is a 26-year employee of NCMC and has contributed to the NCMC Foundation’s annual Employee Campaign each year of his employment. He supports Med Evac and the employee SOS Programs because he feels it’s a positive way to ensure his donations are used in a purposeful manner within the facility purview. When asked what he would tell someone considering giving or getting involved with the NCMC Foundation he replied, “I would like them to consider keeping their donation dollars in house. The NCMC Foundation is staffed by competent and caring people that see a broader picture of what is going on, not just our hospital, but community. The NCMC Foundation Board strives to improve our community through charitable contributions aimed toward areas of greatest need. They support and enhance both NCMC and our community.”

Sandy Carter “The NCMC Foundation is staffed by a group of the most caring and compassionate individuals that I know,” says 30-year NCMC employee Sandy Carter. “The commitment they make in supporting our hospital and our patients is immeasurable.” Carter has been an active Foundation volunteer for the past 15 years. She generously gives her time as a “behind the scenes volunteer” for the Foundation’s special events, and donates beautifully

wrapped gift baskets to the annual NCMC Foundation Gala and golf tournaments. “I love the idea of being involved with the special events that the Foundation puts on,” says Carter. “By supporting our Foundation, you are assisting patients, their family members, and our community. I find it very rewarding to be involved as a NCMC Foundation volunteer!”

“By supporting our Foundation, you are assisting patients, their family members, and our community.”

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Joanie Carvajal Joanie Carvajal, a Registered Nurse in NCMC’s Intensive Care Unit, has been impressed with the Foundation’s unique estate planning service. “My favorite and most useful offering from the Foundation has been the personal counseling sessions we have received from Frank Stepp of Thompson & Associates. My husband and I have used the free service to consult with Frank on our wills and estate planning.” (For more information on this free estate planning service, see page 14.) Carvajal, who has been employed at NCMC for 37 years, also mentions that she “appreciates the Foundation for all it does for the hospital, the community, and most especially, the employees. The Foundation has funded many of my educational courses, including the trauma conference I recently attended. The opportunity to further my nursing skills through continuing education is greatly appreciated.”

“The Foundation has been an outstanding, active and faithful influence and gift to us all.”

“The Foundation has been an outstanding, active and faithful influence and gift to us all,” she adds. “I have always felt that my contribution was returned to me a hundred fold throughout each year!”

James Herman

“I feel the NCMC Foundation does important work at NCMC and within the community.

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James Herman is a Medical Imaging Senior Manager at NCMC and contributes to the NCMC Foundation through the annual Employee Campaign. “I feel the NCMC Foundation does important work at NCMC and within the community. By giving, I am able to support that work,” says Herman. “I often tell coworkers to look at the Foundation website to get an idea of all the great work it does and how easy it is to donate and support our community.” Herman annually supports the Will Rothman Family Chaplaincy Program which provides spiritual care as part of a patient’s path to healing or comfort for a grieving family.

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Ryann Crylen

“Our physicians provide outstanding care, and we want to make sure they have the tools and the facilities they need to continue this tradition of excellence.”

“We give to the Foundation because having a strong hospital in our community is so important and beneficial to everyone. At one time or another most of us will find ourselves or our family members in need of medical treatment,” states Ryann Crylen. “It is comforting to know that we have all of these incredible resources right here in Greeley. We live in a beautiful, family friendly community and we want to be able to receive state-of-the-art healthcare right here in our backyards.” Volunteering for the Foundation comes naturally for the Crylen family. Ryann is in her fifth year as a Gala committee member, and her husband, Dr. Curtis Crylen, has served on the Foundation Board of Directors since 2011. Dr. Crylen will become chairman of the finance committee in 2017, an important role that provides direct oversight to the Foundation’s $20 million investment portfolio. The couple also supports the Foundation’s “Under 40 Club” and they generously donate to the NCMC Cancer Institute. “As a physician, Curtis sees first-hand the needs of our community related to cancer care and the importance of staying on the cutting edge of treatment,” notes Crylen. “One of the reasons we chose to move to Greeley was the overall quality of healthcare at NCMC, which is really unique to find in a community of this size.” As an energetic and very active member of the Gala committee, she mentions that she enjoys working with the amazing group of women who come together each year to stage one of Northern Colorado’s premier fundraising events. “I have had the honor of helping to plan the gala for the last five years with an outstanding volunteer committee. However, I really love the fact that all of the money we are working hard to raise stays right here in our community, which to me is extremely important,” said Crylen. “Our physicians provide outstanding care, and we want to make sure they have the tools and the facilities they need to continue this tradition of excellence.” Crylen encourages others to become involved in the Foundation as a volunteer or donor. “If you are looking to meet new people, learn more about our hospital and the ways we continue to excel, and to see the direct impact of philanthropy on healthcare in our community, becoming involved with the NCMC Foundation is a great way to invest your time or money,” she aptly mentions.

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Tammie Figal “The Better Together Campaign is an easy way to participate in partnering with the community and the hospital to give to those in need,” she said. “Payroll deduction is simple, easy and effective.”

“I have been employed at NCMC for over 36 years, and for as long as I can remember, I have supported the NCMC Foundation,” said Healthcare Information and Management Systems Senior Manager Tammie Figal. “I am a big proponent of employee education and the Foundation has provided assistance to me in the past with continuing education opportunities.” Figal mentions that her other personal area of interest is in the annual NCMC Foundation and United Way of Weld County “Better Together” employee giving campaign. The joint fundraising effort represents a unique partnership between the two organizations, where NCMC employees are able to contribute to both the Foundation and United Way.

As a longtime NCMC employee, Figal mentions that when she thinks about the Foundation, the words “giving, caring and compassion for our employees and community come to mind. The Turkey Trot in particular is one event that reaches out to our community in a positive way.” Figal summarizes her philanthropy philosophy quite succinctly. “I would always prefer to be on the giving end, rather than the receiving end. Supporting the NCMC Foundation is a win-win for the hospital, the employees and the community.”

“I am a big proponent of employee education and the Foundation has provided assistance to me in the past with continuing education opportunities.”

Fred Puckett

“I believe that contributions. . . are better and more fully utilized at the local level.”

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Inpatient Department Pharmacist Fred Puckett says, “My wife and I prefer to support local charities that we know and trust. In our case, this is the NCMC Foundation and United Way of Weld County. We feel that these two organizations are better able to judge the needs of the community and maximize the contribution through the local programs that they support.” Puckett, in his 34th year at NCMC, co-founded the Foundation’s Med Aid Program in 1990, which is aimed at providing prescription medication to low income patients upon

discharge. “At this point, I prefer to designate our contributions to the area of greatest need,” he added. “We feel that this provides the most flexibility to the NCMC Foundation and it helps them in their overall effectiveness.” As a longtime NCMC employee and community member, Puckett believes the Foundation is a stable and well run organization that has served NCMC and the community well for 41 years. “I believe that contributions, whether financial or from volunteering your time, are better and more fully utilized at the local level with an organization like the NCMC Foundation.”

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Case and Kelsi Gabel

“We like knowing that our resources stay local and can have an immediate impact in our community and on our family, both of which have provided so much for us. ”

Case and Kelsi Gabel are rural Weld County residents with a young family that includes four children under the age of six. They have a place in their heart for philanthropy instilled in them by their parents. “We believe in giving back to things that matter most to us. Faith, family, and health are three pillars of our lives. Having a leading edge, local hospital that provides wonderful care to our community is truly a blessing. It gives us a great sense of gratitude to be able to directly see the impact of NCMC on our family as well as friends in the community. At a young age we are blessed to be able to participate philanthropically, and we encourage other young couples to consider the same. “ The Gabels support areas that have had a great impact on their immediate family. “The NCMC Foundation is the actual foundation by which our hospital can provide excellent care across our region. They are responsible for providing necessary funds for programs, renovations, expansions, technological upgrades, scholarships, education and much more to NCMC and the community. The Foundation has helped transform healthcare so people do not have to leave Greeley for treatment. Everybody we have had the pleasure of meeting and working with from the Foundation has been exceptional.” “We like knowing that our resources stay local and can have an immediate impact in our community and on our family, both of which have provided so much for us. NCMC has been a rock in the Greeley area for several generations and everybody reading this probably knows a life that has been touched through the hospital. Please recognize that the contribution of time is as valuable as monetary contributions.”

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Dr. Richard and Mary Kemme Dr. Richard Kemme and his wife, Mary, have played a significant role in Greeley’s philanthropic community since 1961. Over the past 55 years, they have actively and generously supported numerous charities and civic organizations, ranging from the NCMC Foundation; United Way of Weld County; the Greeley Catholic School Board; the Greeley Urban Renewal Authority; the Winter Park National Sports Center for the Disabled program; the Greeley Chapter of Habitat for Humanity; Sunrise Community Health; Community Foundation of Weld County; and the Rotary Club, where he was honored for his leadership in providing medical care to citizens of Malawi, Africa. Dr. Kemme retired in 1989 after a long career as a well-respected orthopedic surgeon at NCMC. “Mary and I support the Foundation because we are well aware of all the good they do. The Foundation’s involvement in the Monfort Children’s Clinic is a great example. The NCMC Foundation Board of Directors, of which I was a member, came together and decided to raise the $5 million needed to build the clinic,” said Kemme. “The Monfort Children’s Clinic provides low-income children in Greeley with access to primary healthcare. Last year, they saw over 6,700 patients, regardless of their ability to pay.”

“Each donation or volunteer activity has an impact and ultimately makes a difference in the lives’ of others.”

The Kemmes remain passionate about supporting the Foundation. In addition to their longtime support of the Monfort Children’s Clinic, they also contribute to the Will Rothman Family Chaplaincy Program, the NCMC Cancer Institute, and the Heart Safe City project. “I don’t believe there is a better way of helping the community. Whether it is through financial assistance, serving on a fundraising committee, or becoming a member of the Foundation Board of Directors,” added Kemme. “Each donation or volunteer activity has an impact and ultimately makes a difference in the lives’ of others.”

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Rose Stoller

“When I think of the NCMC Foundation, my heart is filled with joy. I am surrounded on the board of directors by many respected members of our community. We share a passion for giving and supporting NCMC.”

“I generously give to the NCMC Foundation because I truly believe it’s important to have a community hospital. We moved to Greeley from Nebraska over twenty years ago,” says NCMC Foundation board member Rose Stoller. “This community embraced me, my family and our business from day one. It’s a privilege to give my time, talent and resources to North Colorado Medical Center.” Stoller and her husband, Jack, own Cementer’s Well Service, Inc., a business founded by her father, Everett W. Palser, in 1960. They purchased the company in 1999. Cementer’s Well Service works closely with the oil and gas industry as an independent cementing service. It comes as no surprise that the couple generously supports the Western States Burn Center. “The burn center is of great interest and importance to us. We chose to support the burn center because the risk of fire and burns in our industry is very high. We have been in this business for over 35 years, and while we have never been affected personally, we know people who have. It’s such an essential service to have nearby,” said Stoller. “We also support special events, which are one of the greatest sources of fundraising for the NCMC Foundation.” Since joining the Foundation board of directors in 2008, Stoller has held a variety of leadership positions, including board secretary and serving on the executive and development committees. “I’ve also chaired the NCMC Foundation Gala Committee in 2012 and am currently the chair of the 2017 Gala, “Havana Nights,” which will be held January 28, 2017 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland. It will be a memorable evening, so please save the date and support this very worthwhile event.” “When I think of the NCMC Foundation, my heart is filled with joy. I am surrounded on the board of directors by many respected members of our community,” she adds. “We share a passion for giving and supporting NCMC. I am also able to work with many talented and devoted NCMC Foundation staff, several of whom are now personal friends.” “If you are considering giving or getting involved with the NCMC Foundation, it is a decision you will never regret,” adds Stoller. “For me, it is a family legacy that I am most proud of and you will be too. The memories of my time serving on the board and giving are priceless. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

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Tim and Sally Warde Tim and Sally Warde have roots deep in the Greeley community. As business owners and residents, they have been leaders in philanthropy in our community and for the NCMC Foundation. When asked why they give, the Wardes responded, “We give to the NCMC Foundation for several reasons, the first being to ensure superior medical services to the community. Through the Foundation, money raised provides additional support to the hospital and its programs which becomes the icing on the cake. Most importantly, the money raised by the Foundation, which is a separate 501(c)(3), stays in Greeley and benefits our community and hospital with its targeted focus on local programs, equipment and services.” The Wardes have long been supporters personally through donations and service on the NCMC Foundation Board, as well as through their business, Northern Colorado Paper. So much so, the Wardes can’t remember not giving to the hospital! “It’s satisfying seeing the other side of the Foundation by serving on the board. It reaffirms my commitment to giving when I see the difference the Foundation makes in the hospital and how professionally they raise and administer the funds,” expressed Sally.

“The money raised by the Foundation. . . stays in Greeley and benefits our community and hospital with its targeted focus on local programs, equipment and services.”

The Wardes currently support the NCMC Cancer Institute and its new state-of-the-art technology which is the most up-to-date in Northern Colorado and equals any in the state. They have made a long-term commitment to the Center, along with a sponsorship of the NCMC Foundation Gala which will also benefit the Cancer Institute. They also enjoy supporting the NCMC Foundation Golf Tournament. “We think of the support the Foundation gives to the hospital and Greeley which will always benefit our local community. While many of the funds go toward medical needs at NCMC, there is a strong commitment to serving the general health of the community through the support and administration of such programs as the Monfort Children’s Clinic, Will Rothman Family Chaplaincy, the Curtis Strong Center for the Visually Impaired, Heart Safe City and scholarships.“ Tim and Sally would encourage you to “just do it” if you are considering giving to the NCMC Foundation. “It is always satisfying to contribute to a cause in which you believe, no matter how much you give. Once you give, it is equally satisfying to get involved with the cause to advocate and see the results of your gift. On another level, a gift to the Foundation increases the hospital’s economic effect on the community. As the hospital thrives so do its employees and therefore the economy of the region. The domino effect of a contribution is a win-win situation. It has been for us, our family, our business and our community.”

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Greeley Stampede and Ranack Cares Foundation Assist North Colorado Medical Center Greeley Stampede Committee members, along with Bonnie Rankin of the Ranack Cares Foundation, presented the NCMC Foundation with a check totaling $10,000 to support the NCMC Breast Center. The funds provide screenings through mammograms, diagnostic services and biopsies to help identify breast cancer in patients unable to pay for the services. The funds also provide assistance with basic living expenses for individuals undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The financial assistance is given in the form of grants to qualifying patients in Greeley and surrounding communities.

Left to right: Chris Kiser, NCMC Foundation President; John DeWitt, Stampede Committee Member; Mic Harvey, Stampede Committee Member; Justin Watada, Stampede General Manager; Debbie Mayer, NCMC Medical Imaging Senior Manager; Bonnie Rankin, Ranack Cares Foundation; James Herman, NCMC Medical Imaging Manager and Stampede Committee Member; Mary Dickinson, NCMC Breast Center RN Patient Educator.

The proceeds were generated from the Tough Enough To Wear Pink Rodeo held in June as part of the Greeley Stampede festivities, as well as fundraising activities held by the Ranack Cares Foundation to provide assistance to those in need.

“We greatly value the partnership with the Greeley Stampede and the Ranack Cares Foundation which makes a substantial difference in the lives of our patients,” said Chris Kiser, NCMC Foundation President. To date the Greeley Stampede has contributed over $34,000 through funds generated from the Tough Enough To Wear Pink Rodeo.

Margo Karsten Appointed CEO Banner Health Northern Colorado welcomed Margo Karsten on September 5 as the new Chief Executive Officer. Margo is a familiar face in Northern Colorado. She served as CEO for Cheyenne Regional Medical Center since 2013 and served in multiple leadership roles at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins from 1997 to 2005, including two years as CEO. She began her career as a bedside nurse and has maintained a laser focus on employee and physician engagement throughout her career. Margo Karsten, CEO

She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration, and a Doctorate in Organizational Development. In her new role, Margo will provide overall leadership for North Colorado Medical Center, McKee Medical Center and Banner Fort Collins Medical Center, as well as off-site facilities operated by the hospitals. 12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greeley Stampede and Ranack Cares Foundation & Margo Karsten Appointed CEO


Humphrey Reception to Support NCMC Cancer Institute

Guests mingle at the October 20 reception.

NCMC Foundation Board Chair Peter Martin welcomes guests.

Ryann and Dr. Curtis Crylen enjoying the reception.

Jim and Kirsten Humphrey hosted a fundraising reception for the Cancer Institute Expansion and Renovation Campaign at their home outside of Windsor on October 20. Over 60 guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a very special presentation about the NCMC Cancer Institute. Jeffrey Albert, MD along with Brian Fuller, MD and Julianne Fritz, Director of NoCo Oncology Services spoke and answered questions about the importance of the Cancer Institute Expansion and Renovation. NCMC, Inc. Board Member and donor Bob Murphy also spoke to the group about the importance of supporting NCMC’s Cancer Institute.

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Passing Your Estate to Your Heirs Frank Stepp, Sr. Vice President, Thompson & Associates

a trustee to manage the trust. A key advantage of a trust is that it does not pass through probate, the legal process that ensures your debts are paid and assets distributed after you die. Probate can be expensive and time-consuming. The trust can make annual income distributions to the beneficiary and can also make larger Most of us have thought about distributions of principal at certain leaving an inheritance for someone. ages. For example; income can be Whether it is our children, nieces, paid out to the beneficiary annually, nephews, siblings or charity, we and then half of the trust’s principal would like to think the gift would Frank Stepp could be distributed at age 30 and be appreciated and put to good use. But how do we the remaining trust principal distributed at age 40. know our heirs will be good stewards of that which we A testamentary trust can also be used to reduce or give them? While it’s true that, “we will never know,” I eliminate taxes that may be due on your estate after would still like to think that those I cared for and left an you have died. inheritance would use it wisely. Perhaps you are one of the 70% of Americans who do When thinking about what will pass to heirs one must not have a will or have not reviewed it within the last think as if he or she died today. Not the most optimistic four years. If so, it’s time to consider doing so. Here thought, but since we do not know the date of our are three questions to ask yourself before meeting with deaths, it is how we must plan. We only have three an estate planning professional: options for passing an inheritance to heirs: 1. Do your heirs have a mountain of debt? 1. Give some of the inheritance to heirs today 2. Do your heirs live within their means, or regularly 2. Pass the inheritance to heirs in lump sum overspend? distributions 3. Do they have drug, alcohol or gambling 3. Create a plan that will give heirs their inheritance problems? in installments If the answer to any of the three is “Yes,” it’s likely your Option #1 concerns me since we do not know how money will not be cared for in a manner that you would long we will live or how much we may need during the like. So the answer is to create a plan now that will help remainder of our life. Giving money or assets to heirs heirs later. today does not guarantee they will have it to assist The North Colorado Medical Center Foundation offers you later in life, should you need it. Passing assets to an estate planning service through Thompson & heirs today also exposes those assets to loss through Associates. This is at no cost to you. You can meet with creditors or ex-spouses. Frank Stepp in our offices to review your current will or Options #2 and #3 can be achieved by including a make plans for a new one. There is no obligation on testamentary trust in your will. This is a trust that is your part and everything you say is held in confidence created after you have died but allows you to define the between you and Frank. Once you have finished terms as to how the assets will pass to your heirs. A meeting with Frank you will have peace of mind and a testamentary trust is a legal arrangement that allows comprehensive estate plan recommendation that tells you to hold on to your assets today and pass them on your story and reflects your values. You can then take to beneficiaries upon your death. You’ll also designate those recommendations to your attorney for drafting. In a recent survey of parents, 91% of respondents said they plan to leave most of their wealth to heirs but 46% of those leaving an inheritance are concerned about giving heirs too much money, according to the report from Merrill Lynch’s Private Banking and Investment Group.

Frank Stepp is a certified estate planning consultant with Thompson & Associates. His services are provided free-of-charge to friends of North Colorado Medical Center Foundation. If you are interested in a free, no obligation appointment with Frank to discuss wills, trusts, or estate planning, please contact Donna Benson at 970-810-6773 or donna.benson@bannerhealth.com.

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The Human Bean Makes a Difference in Northern Colorado “As we help others, we cannot help but help ourselves.” – Ben Cohen, Co-Founder, Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Like the famous ice cream makers and philanthropists from Vermont, helping others in our community is important to Frank Sherman, Managing Partner of The Human Bean, a chain of drive-thru coffee shops that for 11 years has been giving back to the citizens of Northern Colorado. “We are a small, locally owned company that wants to show by example that businesses can give back to their community,” says Sherman. “We are all blessed to live in Northern Colorado, and since I have lived here, I have noticed that people in our communities care a great deal about their neighbors.” A major component of The Human Bean’s corporate commitment to philanthropy is staging “Coffee for a Cure” day in October. In addition to selling Breast Cancer Awareness bracelets and coffee mugs, 100% of the sales from each of their eight Weld and Larimer County stores on “Coffee for a Cure” day are donated to local cancer projects. Guest baristas from area hospitals provide assistance in filling orders as well as informing customers about the benefits of their programs. In 2015, The Human Bean contributed $25,000 to NCMC through proceeds raised during the “Coffee for a Cure” day, while the 2016 contribution was $27,127! The North Colorado Medical Center Foundation Chris Kiser, NCMC Foundation President and is a proud recipient of Debbie Mayer, NCMC Medical Imaging Senior Manager accept the contribution of $27,127.44 a portion of the funds, from Human Bean representative Jenae which are earmarked for Nequette. The donated proceeds were from their the NCMC Breast Cancer “Coffee for a Cure” program held October 21 and will support the NCMC Breast Center. Support Fund, benefitting patients who cannot afford basic health insurance. The funds at NCMC help cover the costs of diagnostic imaging and procedures, including mammograms and biopsies, as well as

Left to right: Human Bean employees Val, Megan and Autum with Frank Sherman at the new Loveland location.

assistance with basic living expenses for individuals undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The financial assistance is given in the form of grants to qualifying patients in Greeley and surrounding communities. “I love what the NCMC Foundation does with their grants. People come to the hospital with major health issues. In the case of breast cancer, I want people to focus on fighting the actual disease, and not worry about anything else, particularly financial issues,” said Sherman. “I know first-hand that NCMC offers world class care, because I have been a patient there.” Sherman, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, has made a career out of turning around distressed businesses. Operating The Human Bean, known for excellent customer service and a great product, is a labor of love for him and he credits his staff and his customers for the success. “The support that our many customers and the Northern Colorado community give back to us is phenomenal, and by hosting ‘Coffee for a Cure,’ we are able to give back to them,” added Sherman. On behalf of the NCMC Foundation, we extend a heartfelt thank you to Frank Sherman and his team at The Human Bean for truly making a difference in our community!

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26th Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic Raises Over $60,000 The NCMC Foundation hosted the 26th Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Tournament on September 15 at the Eaton Country Club. A beautiful fall day provided the backdrop with nearly 300 golfers, sponsors and volunteers participating in one of the region’s most popular golf outings. The event was sold out for the seventh consecutive year, and raised over $60,000 in net proceeds for the Western States Burn Center. Providing advanced care for serious burn injuries since 1981, the Burn Center team includes physicians, a nurse practitioner, physiatrists, nurses, physical, occupation and respiratory therapists, social workers, dieticians, pharmacists, psychologists and psychiatrists. Coordination of these services enables optimal patient care, from the initial acute setting to the outpatient rehabilitation process.

Aerial view of Eaton Country Club

Proceeds from the Golf Classic have been used to purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment, specialty garments, facemasks and accessories for underinsured burn patients and provide continuing education. In 2015, the WSBC treated 120 inpatients and approximately 600 outpatients. It’s the largest adult burn center in the state and one of 123 specialized burn care centers in the United States treating patients primarily from the eight-state Rocky Mountain Region. Housed at NCMC, the 12,500 sq. ft. facility provides ten critical care suites and four step-down beds and offers leading edge care and state-of-the-art technology for the treatment of burn injuries. In addition to the proceeds generated from the WSBC Golf Classic, the Knights of Swallows (KOS) – an oil and gas related charitable group – hosted their 26th annual golf tournament at Fox Hill Country Club in Longmont. They presented the WSBC with

Eaton Firefighters: Chase Northern, Ty Albert and Travis Miller

contributions totaling $20,500 supporting the Burn Center fund. Since 1991, the KOS have contributed an astounding $461,000 to support the Western States Burn Center. Over $10,000 in donated prizes were awarded to participants for various contests and door prizes.

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26th Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic Raises Over $60,000 continued Overall Low Gross Championship Flight Winners:

M&M Excavation Team 1 – Terry Miller, Tyler Verdun, Josh Wright, and Chase Nathe

A huge thank you to the tournament committee, sponsors and volunteers! We’ll see you next year!

Morning Flight:

First Place Team: Rocky Mountain Inspection Services, Inc. – Coleman Hogan, Jimmy Murillo, Isaac Leverett, and Tyler Peterson Second Place Team: Hensel Phelps – Ryan Montoya, Jeff Schulz, Jason Ingram, and Mike Ferraro

2016 TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE

Heath Holloway, Tournament Chairman, Magna Energy Services Adam Bakersky, A&W Water Service, Inc.

Third Place Team: Flotek Company – Bryan Haubert, Joe Sanders, James Lloyd, and Milo Twiford

Allison Bruce-Miller, Western States Burn Center

Afternoon Flight:

Rebecca Garber, Western States Burn Center

Chris Callaway, Titan Energy Services

First Place Team: Francis Royalties – Nick Francis, Jon Arnold, Barry Myhr, and Mike Smits

Tim Halsey, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Second Place Team: NCMC, Inc.–Brandon Houtchens, Menan Bergman, Craig Rasmuson, and Tim Jares

Jason Miller, PDC Energy

Third Place Team: Reck Flyers – Matt Reck, Jeff Reck, Mike Carrasco, and Kyle Holman

Jim Reagan, Liberty Oilfield Services

Winner of the Marshmallow Long Drive: Menan Bergman, winning a cash prize

Winner of the Lagoon Chip Shot:

Bryan Haubert, Flotek Company CJ Mylander, Dragon Products Greg Pickerel, Noble Energy Collin Richardson, Mineral Resources, Inc. Jesse Silva, Extraction Oil & Gas, LLC Erin Kelly Swan, Summit Engineering Services, Inc. Diana Wood, Tournament Director, NCMC Foundation Karen Zack, Western States Burn Center

Phil Hancock and Simon Salazar, winning a ride for three in the Med Evac helicopter

Longest Drive:

Hole #4 AM Winner: Josh Wright Hole #4 PM Winner: Niki Bertaglio Hole #14 AM Winner: Jimmy Murillo Hole #14 PM Winner: Brittnay Casetta

Closest to the Pin:

Hole #5 AM Winner: Dan Dennie Hole #5 PM Winner: Ray Meisner Hole #15 AM Winner: Tony Diaz Hole #15 PM Winner: Jeff Reck A drone’s eye view of the Eaton Country Club course

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Noble Energy Teams 1 & 2: Cody Ball, Brian Amsberry, Natalie Gross-Potter, Craig Benner, Janelle Shable, Aaron Luders, Coltan Berg, and Eric Emery

Weld Country Garage Buick GMC: Scott Schumaker, John Johnson, Matt Bridges, and Roger Ramirez

Having fun on the “Choose Your Club” hole

Golfer showing nice form

Strike three! You’re out!

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Basic Energy Services: Randy Farmer, Shane Madden, Casey Ruppel, and Troy Person

Golfers enjoy lunch and social time

Volunteers Greg Becker, Allison Bruce-Miller, Lyndsay Deeter, MD and Rebecca Garber, NP helping out with the Marshmallow Long Drive and Silent Auction Hole

Magna Energy Services Team 1: Mike Schweizer, Shanda Schweizer, Heath Holloway, and Billy Myers

Pepsi Bottling Group: Cameron Kokes, Shay Ryley, Brad Bever, and Joe Griego

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PDC Energy Teams 1 & 2: Kent Kennedy, Mike Schweizer, Jason Miller, Billy Myers, Quade Smith, Neil Belohlavy, Ryan Hawkins, and Beau Hastings

Graybar: Lewis Hagenlock, Phil Greenhalgh, Steve Stricker, and Jacob Rice

Scott McPherson prepares to tee-off

Fiske Electric: Doug Egloff, Mario Casias, Brian Miller, and Ryan Campbell

Silverline Services: Casey Steenburger, Neil Vaughn, Eli Hopkins, and Curtis Elworthy

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GE Johnson Construction Company: Milo Graham, Simon Salazar, Stan Hummel, and Mike Parkos

NCMC, Inc.: Craig Rasmuson, Menan Bergman, Brandon Houtchins, and Tim Jares

Magna Energy Services cooking up some grub with help from Flotek Company and Liberty Oilfield Services

Golfer chipping a ball at the Lagoon Chip contest

NCMC: Scott McPherson, Dan Dennie, Jerry Lewis, and Gene Haffner

Western States Fire Protection Co.: Gary Cantwell, Troy Robinson, Keith Froelich, and Mark Peterson

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2016 Grants and Scholarships Awarded The North Colorado Medical Center Foundation funds lifesaving and life-changing programs both at North Colorado Medical Center and in the community.

The following grants have been distributed through the third quarter of this year:

$219,932 to support the renovation, expansion and technological upgrade project for the

NCMC Cancer Institute.

$127,530 to NCMC Departments to support pediatrics, lifetime wellness, Monfort Family Birth

Center, hospitality house, paramedic services, Western States Burn Center, cardiac care, diabetes, Breast Health Center, North Colorado Family Medicine book project, Doctor’s Day appreciation, Weigh & Win Kiosk, and continuing education for NCMC staff.

$90,000

to support low vision services and adult eyeglass and eye surgery programs through the Curtis Strong Eye Fund.

$88,876

to support patient programs for qualified individuals. Support includes purchasing specialized burn garments for burn outpatients, assistance with living expenses for patients undergoing various cancer treatments, basic clothing for patients through the hospitality closet when clothing has been destroyed or damaged due to injury or during initial treatment by emergency personnel, mammograms and diagnostic services, Lifeline emergency alert systems and fitness programs for cardiac and pulmonary patients.

$68,823 $23,593

$19,900

for scholarships awarded to individuals pursuing a career in healthcare. to support the Heart Safe City Program, which has placed over 400 AEDs in public gathering spots throughout Weld County and trained over 1,000 community members in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. for North Colorado Med Evac for ventilator mounts, flight suits, training mannequins, continuing education, fire resistant outerwear and miniature iPads for the aircraft.

$6,995

from the Marty L. Wakefield Founders Fund to provide assistance to qualifying Western States Burn Center burn patients and burn patient family members in need.

$5,250 $5,000 $4,557 $3,000

from the Walter Bain Lecture Series for the Cancer Conference.

$1,891

$1,860

to support the Will Rothman Family Chaplaincy Program. for the Trauma Conference - Emergency and Trauma Symposium. from the Marilyn June Phelps Memorial Lectureship for the CardioVascular Institute Heart Conference. through the Med Aid Prescription program to provide one-time prescription assistance to individuals in Weld County who have an urgent medication need, but no way to cover the cost. for patient educational materials.

Total: $667,207 2016 Grants and Scholarships Awarded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23


Sunrise Community Health Honored as 2016 NCMC Foundation Legacy Award Recipient Social change often starts with one concentrated effort. Thanks to a caring group of local people who wanted to provide healthcare to migrant and seasonal workers in 1973, there’s now a large network of clinics that provide affordable care to all across Weld and Larimer Counties called Sunrise Community Health. Today, there are ten clinics across two counties (eight in Weld, two in Larimer) to not only provide primary healthcare to tens of thousands of individuals, but also dental and behavioral healthcare. Each year brought more clinics, more providers and more patients. “In 2000 we served 11,000 people; in 2015 we served 35,000. The growth has been phenomenal,” said Mitzi Moran, CEO of Sunrise Community Health.

Left to right: Libby Goode-Grasmick, Chief Operating Officer; Dr. Masroor Kakakhel, Medical Director, Monfort Children’s Clinic; Mitzi Moran, Chief Executive Officer; Dr. Deb Archer, Medical Director, Sunrise Adelante Clinic; Dr. Lesley Brooks, Chief Medical Officer; Dr. Jeremy Johnson, Chief Dental Officer

Moran joined Sunrise in 1998 as a clinic manager and quickly advanced, becoming the chief operating officer and then the chief executive officer in 2006.

Sunrise at a Glance

10 clinics plus 2 pharmacies 35,000 patients with

145,000 visits & 270,000 calls annually

365 employees including 35 medical providers, 12 dentists, 5 hygienists, 2 pharmacists, plus access to 20 full time behavioral health providers including therapists, social workers & counselors

She sees the Sunrise model of care as a three-legged stool. “Think of health as the stool and the three legs as medical care, dental care and behavioral healthcare. In order to be sturdy, the stool’s three legs must be balanced. If one leg is shorter it’s wobbly and can’t function well.”

For example, imagine someone with diabetes. You provide medical care and get her glucose levels under control. Yet because of poor oral health, she is unable to eat without pain, which affects her diet. Plus, the emotional toll of managing a chronic disease leaves her anxious. “When someone comes in with one need and we notice another we don’t just say, ‘contact our behavioral health specialist or dentist.’ Instead, we walk them over to their office and introduce them to get the ball rolling. We call it a warm hand off as opposed to a cold one,” Moran explained. For complex patients, a comprehensive, integrated care team is assembled to coordinate care to balance the three legs of the stool. Some patients also face barriers such as transportation, language needs, childcare, food and housing, so care managers make connections for help with these.

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Sunrise Community Health Honored as 2016 NCMC Foundation Legacy Award Recipient continued Sunrise serves everyone, primarily focusing on individuals and families who are at 200% or below of the federal poverty level. Even if someone has insurance they’re welcomed, because insurance doesn’t always satisfy the need. A sliding fee scale takes each individual’s income into account. Moran strongly feels that just as an individual needs several partners to achieve success, as does Sunrise. She is incredibly grateful for the long list of organizations and agencies that partner with Sunrise to help them achieve their mission, including the NCMC Foundation. “We’re honored to be named the Gala Honoree. We’ve partnered with the Foundation since 2001 when we started managing the Monfort Children’s Clinic. They have been a key player in helping us expand our services over the years. By improving the health of individuals, together we improve the health of the community,” Moran concluded.

We are pleased to honor Sunrise Community Health as the 2017 NCMC Foundation Legacy Award recipient for their distinguished service and leadership in healthcare in our community.

NCMC Foundation Gala 2017 Gala Honoree – Sunrise Community Health

Previous Award Recipients

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Lawrence P. McArthur L. Kent Reitz Myra Monfort Hospice of Northern Colorado Meta Shore Dick Boettcher Donald E. Cook, MD Richard H. Stenner NCMC Volunteers Richard J. Kemme, MD Hope H. Cassidy Harold S. and Florence L. Winograd William K. Mangum, MD, and Union Colony Bank Joel Rothman Hensel Phelps Construction Co. Kay Kosmicki NCMC, Inc. Will Rothman Family Chaplaincy The Monfort Family Foundation Jerry Weil, MD The Pink Ladies Todd Family Foundation Gilbert I. Anderson, MD Knights of Swallows Mike Shoop

2015

Masoud Shirazi

2016

Rick Montera

Saturday, January 28, 2017 Embassy Suites Hotel, Spa & Conference Center Loveland, Colorado For sponsorship opportunities and ticket information contact Diana Wood, Director of Special Events and Marketing, at 970-810-2687, diana.wood@ bannerhealth.com or go to www.ncmcfoundation.org.

Sunrise Community Health Honored as 2016 NCMC Foundation Legacy Award Recipient

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From Homeless to Hands On:

One Man’s Journey to Wellness by Sunrise team members: Robert Munoz, Vanessa Wilkins and Fatima Groom On a snowy afternoon in 2014, Elbert walked into Sunrise Adelante Clinic seeking care for a cut on his hand. Elbert was homeless, disheveled, paranoid and scared – and very agitated and upset. Our medical clinician treated his injury. Elbert was thankful and went on his way. However, we noticed that he had many healthcare needs. His behavior was on a downward spiral, and he struggled with no shelter, food or resources. We suggested he come back and meet with our integrated team of caregivers. Five providers and a police officer gathered to determine how to best help Elbert. Over time, the medication helped ease his mental health issues and the care manager helped him reach his treatment objectives. At our partnering North Range Behavioral Health Clubhouse he connected with other community members facing similar challenges. Sunrise Adelante became his new medical home and he developed great trust in us. Today, Elbert’s life has changed tremendously. He is sober and he takes his medications as prescribed. He now has a bank account and can buy food, clothes, and even maintain a car. Elbert earns his living by providing lawn care services; he also buys, fixes and resells bicycles. “I would cry at night because I was homeless, hungry and cold. My life has changed and I owe it to Sunrise,” said Elbert. Elbert fulfilled a wish to give back by purchasing and fixing two bikes, which he gave to two Sunrise pediatric patients. He is grateful to Sunrise for not giving up on him, and for respecting him as a person in need.

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NCMC Employees Make a Difference! The 2016 Better Together Employee Campaign concluded September 9 with over $84,500 contributed by North Colorado Medical Center employees to NCMC, United Way of Weld County, and Banner Health’s “Supporting Our Staff” (SOS) program! Employees were able to donate through a pledge, cash, check, credit card or donate Paid Time Off (PTO) hours. This year, employees donated an astounding 747 hours, which totaled $15,311 of the overall campaign total. Several fun events were held as part of this year’s Great Outdoors themed campaign, including an auction for a premier parking space, prize drawings, a chili bar and the distribution of pastries, coffee and trail mix! Employees had the opportunity to win several fun prizes, including Visa gift cards, a $20,000 car voucher and a Palm Springs Weekend Get Away. The NCMC Foundation and the United Way of Weld County support countless programs and activities in our hospital and community. The NCMC Foundation raises funds to support department specific needs, the purchase of state-of-the-art medical equipment and advanced technology, scholarships, and continuing education opportunities for staff.

United Way of Weld County funds programs and provides services that help thousands of people in Weld County in the areas of Education, Financial Stability and Health. Their goal is to prepare children for future success, help people achieve financial stability leading to long-term independence, enhance the health and safety of all citizens and help community members in crisis. Banner Health’s “Supporting Our Staff” program is designed to provide relief to Banner employees facing a temporary financial hardship resulting from an unexpected personal crisis. The Better Together Campaign is grounded in the belief that NCMC employees can accomplish more together, by promoting a spirit of philanthropy that ultimately makes a significant difference in our hospital and community. Foundation staff members Diana Wood and Amy Gomez, along with department managers and directors, and United Way representative Verniece Thomas played vital roles in the overall success of the campaign. For more information about the Better Together Employee Campaign, please contact Diana Wood at 970-810-2687 or diana.wood@bannerhealth.com.

NCMC employees contributed over $84,500 through the 2016 Better Together Employee Campaign!

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NCMC Foundation Scholarships The North Colorado Medical Center Foundation awards approximately $90,000 annually in scholarships. Listed below are the details regarding each scholarship to be awarded in 2017: The Mildred S. Hansen Nursing Program Scholarship is awarded annually to a non-traditional student (age 25 or older) who is pursuing a nursing degree at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). This two-year scholarship covers the cost of tuition, books, fees, and a stipend for living expenses. The Nurse Education Tuition Assistance Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. This scholarship provides $1,500 per semester for up to five semesters. Recipients of this scholarship must agree to work for the North Colorado Medical Center upon completion of their degree. Three of these scholarships will be awarded. The Belle Marquand Loustalet Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established by her son, Mike, and his wife, Marilynn, in memory of his mother. The scholarship is awarded annually to an individual who has been accepted into an accredited nursing program with plans to complete a Bachelor’s or Associate Degree in Nursing. Three awards of $3,500 each will be awarded. George A. Coleman and Beverly A. Peratino Nursing Scholarship was established by Beverly A. Peratino, RN, in 2014. Applicant must have been accepted into the Aims Community College Dual Enrollment Nursing Program with the University of Northern Colorado and seeking a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Applicant must agree to apply for a registered nurse position at NCMC upon completion of degree. This scholarship provides approximately $1,000 per year and may be renewed one time. NCMC Foundation Surgical Tech Scholarship is available to individuals studying to obtain an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Surgical Technology

through courses offered at Colorado-based community colleges. Recipients of this scholarship must agree to work at NCMC upon completion of their degree. David E. Bates, MD Memorial Award was established through memorial contributions from numerous donors in his memory. This award is given annually to one individual completing his or her residency at North Colorado Family Medicine. The Lily E. Widney Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established in her memory by the family of this long-time Greeley resident and former nurse. This scholarship is available to assist a North Colorado Medical Center employee in obtaining an Associate or Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing. This one-time award serves to recognize an individual making an important contribution to NCMC while simultaneously pursuing a nursing degree. Dr. Sam Widney Memorial Award was established through gifts from the Widney Family. This award is given annually to one or more individuals completing his or her residency at North Colorado Family Medicine.

Scholarship Application Process Scholarship applications must be in the NCMC Foundation office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2017. The application can be found on the NCMC Foundation’s website at www.ncmcfoundation.org. Please contact Donna Benson, Director of Planned Giving, at 970-810-6773 or donna.benson@ bannerhealth.com, for additional information regarding the NCMC Foundation scholarship program.

The USA Scholarship was established to offer North Colorado Medical Center employees (or spouses/children of employees) working in environmental services positions the opportunity to further or complete their education through courses at a community college, technical school, or a university. Two scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded in 2017.

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NCMC Foundation Scholarships continued NCMC Volunteer Scholarship is available to assist any resident of Weld County in obtaining certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) through Nurse Aide courses offered at Aims Community College. This scholarship, established by the NCMC Volunteers, includes course tuition, certification testing fee, books and medical equipment required for course work. Two scholarships will be awarded in 2017. The Florence Winograd Educational Scholarship was established by Florence in honor of the care her late husband received at North Colorado Medical Center. The award serves to recognize and reward a group of individuals at NCMC who exemplify teamwork. The winning team shares a grant to be used for continuing education. One scholarship of $2,500 will be awarded in 2017.

As part of its ongoing commitment to health education, the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation annually awards these scholarships to individuals in the community and employees at the North Colorado Medical Center. To date, the NCMC Foundation has provided scholarships to more than 120 people. Some of these individuals have remained in Greeley and work as part of the staff at NCMC. Other recipients have chosen different paths. One went to work in a major metropolitan hospital emergency room, another joined the medical staff of a traveling clinic for Alaskan natives, and still another joined the teaching faculty of a university nursing program. Every NCMC Foundation scholarship recipient has a unique story to tell and all have worked very hard to achieve educational and career success.

Hampton Inn & Suites Supports NCMC Pediatrics During the month of October, Hampton Inn & Suites in Greeley celebrated Hands-On Hamptonality, a Hilton Global Involvement outreach program with local communities. Hilton’s Global Month of Service and Hampton’s 31 Days of Hands-On Hamptonality concluded on October 31. “Hands-On Hamptonality” is a way for our hotel to partner with our community and make a difference in any way we can! This year we chose the North Colorado Medical Center Pediatrics Department. Our staff at the Hampton Inn & Suites worked diligently gathering items Left to right: Jim Martinez, Yudith Quezada, Mayra Sotelo, Esperanza Reza, Angelina Garcia, Maria Chavez, for the children in your care and we Miriam Frias, Corina Sifuentes, Luz Barreras, and Stephanie Toubeaux all hope the items bring smiles to many small faces,” said Stephanie Toubeaux, Assistant General Manager with Hampton Inn & Suites in Greeley. The staff members presented the NCMC Foundation with coloring books and crayons, board games, clothing, hats and gloves, along with many other wonderful items to help brighten the stay for children during their time at the hospital.

Thank you to Hampton Inn & Suites for their kindness and generosity!

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North Colorado Medical Center Foundation 1801 16th Street Greeley, CO 80631

Upcoming Events Estate Planning Service

North Colorado Medical Center Foundation Monday, January 9 or Tuesday, January 10 Wednesday, February 1 or Thursday, February 2 by appointment Meet individually with Frank Stepp, Senior Vice President with Thompson & Associates. The program is a free service provided to the community by the NCMC Foundation. For more information about the service or to schedule an appointment with Mr. Stepp, please contact Donna Benson at 970-810-6773.

NCMC Foundation Gala – Havana Nights Embassy Suites Hotel - Loveland Saturday, January 28, 2017

This event benefits the NCMC Cancer Institute honoring Sunrise Community Health. Contact Diana Wood at 970-810-2687 for sponsorship opportunities and ticket information. Limited seating.


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