True North Summer 2019

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True North

Summer 2019 • Volume 9 • Issue 2

Banner Hospice of Northern Colorado. . . . . . . . . . . . .

Students donate blankets to MD Anderson Cancer Center . . . 17

First Annual Brian Harp Clay Shoot Tournament. . . . . . . . . . . . . 13


37th Annual NCMC Foundation Golf Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Cover photo courtesy of Michelle Booren


WSBC GC Golf Classic benefiting the WESTERN STATES BURN CENTER

FOR MORE INFORMATION call 970.810.2687 or visit


In This Issue Letter from Foundation Leadership

Kyle Holman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Banner Health Now Offering Hospice, Palliative Care Services in Northern Colorado

Banner Health acquires TRU Hospice in Greeley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Annual Double Barrel Blast Sporting Clays Tournament

Event raises over $8,000 for EMS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Girls on the Run donate blankets to MD Anderson Cancer Center patients. . . . . . . . 17

37th Annual NCMC Foundation Golf Tournament Raises Over $40,000

Photos and recap from the June 10 event at the Greeley Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

NCMC Foundation Enhances the Health & Well-being of NCMC Patients

Patient health and comfort are central to many Patient Support funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

NCMC Foundation Welcomes Michelle Booren

Long-time volunteer joins the team . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Brian Harp Memorial Clay Shoot supports MD Anderson Cancer Center

First annual competition raises $14,000 for the Cancer Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

NCMC Foundation Awards Scholarships to Future Nurses Meet two scholarship recipients

Maplewood Elementary Students Make a Difference

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What’s in a Title?

Frank Stepp describes different types of property ownership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

NCMC Foundation Awards Over $758,000 in Grants

Several grants awarded during the first and second quarters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Western States Burn Center Wheeler Award Recipient

Meet the recipient of the 2018 award . . . . . . . . . 29

Texas Roadhouse Supports Med Evac

Greeley restaurant holds fundraiser . . . . . . . . . . 29

NCMC Foundation Awards $101,000 in Scholarships

Meet the 2019 scholarship recipients . . . . . . . . . 30

North Colorado Medical Center Foundation 1801 16th Street | Greeley, CO 80631 Ph: 970-356-9020 | Fax: 970-810-6723 Visit our website

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

NCMC Foundation Board of Directors Front row: Sally Warde, Jean Morrell, Rose Stoller. Back row: Kyle Holman-President & CEO, John Dollarhide, John Haefeli, Steve Baker-Foundation Board Chairman, Craig Rasmuson, Scott Johnson, Evan Hyatt, Masoud Shirazi. Not pictured: Tim Brynteson, Curtis Crylen, MD, Lyndsay Deeter, MD, Case Gabel, Thomas Grant, Ryan Kamada, Margo Karsten, Peter Martin, Mitch Wagy.

Letter from Foundation Leadership Welcome to this latest edition of True North Magazine. This issue features a new and exciting opportunity for the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation to partner and be the fundraising arm of Banner Hospice of Northern Colorado. The Board of Directors and staff have embraced this opportunity to support people in our community as they reach the end of life, and a way for hospice patients’ family and friends to give a gift of gratitude to those who cared for their loved one at this critical time. You can read about Banner Hospice and their commitment to Northern Colorado in this issue. It has been a busy summer for the NCMC Foundation. The Annual Double Barrel Blast in May raised over $8,000 for Banner Emergency Medical Services, the NCMC Foundation Golf Tournament raised over $40,000 for Med Evac and multiple outside organizations raised money for various causes we are proud to support. Thank you to all who have participated in NCMC Foundation and outside fundraising events! The Western States Burn Center Golf Classic is on September 19 at Eaton Country Club, of course benefiting those receiving care at NCMC for burns. Please mark your calendar for the NCMC Foundation Gala on January 25, 2020. We are proud to be honoring The Human Bean – Frank and Kay Sherman this year, with proceeds going to various patient support funds. Oh, and the theme this year is Studio 54…it will be a fun night you don’t want to miss! I hope you’ll take the time to carefully read through True North Magazine and learn about all the ways YOUR donations and the NCMC Foundation impact healthcare in our region. We take great care in ensuring your gifts are going to work with your intent in mind. We hope you’ll consider the NCMC Foundation and our many areas of need when you make your charitable giving decisions.

Thank you for your ongoing support,

Kyle Holman NCMC Foundation President & CEO

Staff Directory

Kyle Holman

Michelle Booren

Allison Bruce Miller

Amy Gomez

Randie Lieser

Diana Wood

President & CEO Administrative Assistant Development Program Director Development Coordinator Business Analyst Development Program Director 970-810-2441 970-810-6775 970-810-6305 970-810-6776 970-810-6774 970-810-2687


Banner Health Now Offering Community-Based Hospice, Palliative Care Services in Northern Colorado

Banner Hospice of Northern Colorado staff members gather at their office in Greeley, located at 2726 W. 11th Street Road.

Banner Adds Hospice, Palliative Care Services There are a lot of misconceptions about hospice care. For some individuals, just the word “hospice” can evoke anxiety and fear, causing them to avoid seeking this type of care for their loved one, even when it’s necessary. But instead of viewing hospice as something that’s scary and daunting, think of it as a time for peace and tranquility — a time to prepare for what inevitably comes and focus on the quality of life that remains. Now, people in Northern Colorado can feel comfortable knowing their loved ones will be provided with thoughtful end-of-life care through Banner Hospice of Northern Colorado. Until just a few months ago, Banner Health did not offer community-based hospice and palliative care, but now, it is extending its quality services from its established program in Arizona to those in Greeley, Fort Collins, Loveland and surrounding communities.

“What’s exciting is we’re bringing a very highquality, integrated model of care to Northern Colorado,” said Evan Hyatt, Director of Operations for Banner Hospice and Palliative Care. “The expansion of these services will help us better serve our communities and ensure they have the comprehensive care they need.” Banner Hospice of Northern Colorado’s communitybased hospice program will extend the level of care offered by the hospital program. North Colorado Medical Center and McKee Medical Center already offer inpatient palliative care services to individuals and families who want to be prepared for when a loved one passes from a terminal illness or life-limiting condition. Staff members work with these patients and their families to determine a care plan, which often incorporates a mix of expert medical care, hospitalization prevention, emotional support and more.

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Banner Health Now Offering Community-Based Hospice, Palliative Care Services in Northern Colorado continued Breaking Down Hospice Care Hospice is necessary when the patient or the patient’s family chooses to shift the focus of care from cure to comfort. Hospice care is provided during the patient’s last months of life, and common services offered include pain relief and symptom management as well as bereavement and grief counseling for family members after death. Common conditions that might call for hospice care include AIDS/HIV, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, congestive heart failure and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Unlike what many people may think, hospice care is available for all ages and does not have an age limit. Palliative care is offered for patients who don’t have a condition that is immediately lifethreatening but need ongoing medical attention. It is intended for those who need help managing a serious or chronic illness, such as heart disease or severe diabetes. The purpose of both hospice and palliative care is to prioritize quality of life and to minimize any suffering by addressing physical, emotional and spiritual needs for the patient and their family. Hospice staff provides care in group homes, assisted living facilities, independent living facilities and skilled nursing facilities. Banner Hospice also provides home-based care for both of these services, meaning patients can stay in their homes with their family and friends while they receive this type of professional medical care. “Often, people view hospice as giving up, and it’s not that at all,” Hyatt said. “It benefits people who want to focus on comfort and want to do the most they can with the time they have.” Hospice and palliative care services are also great options for family members or caregivers simply needing assistance in caring for their loved one,


Evan Hyatt, Director of Operations for Banner Hospice and Palliative Care (left) assists during the recent Butterfly Release and Memorial Event held at Sanborn Park in Greeley.

as these services aim to help both the patient and their family. “A lot of our care is focused on the individual patient, but it also extends to the family as well,” Hyatt said. “We receive a lot of positive comments on that — how these services can sometimes take the burden off of family members and caregivers.” The Banner Hospice team is made up of 15 individuals, and consists of physicians, registered nurses, nurse aids, social workers, chaplains, a bereavement counselor and support staff. “These people live here in our community and they’re taking care of our patients, truly making Banner Hospice a community-based provider,” Hyatt explained.

About the Acquisition Banner Health officially acquired TRU Hospice in Greeley earlier this year, and Banner Hospice of

Banner Health Now Offering Community-Based Hospice, Palliative Care Services in Northern Colorado continued “We are here to add to Banner Health’s full continuum of care,” Hyatt explained. “A person can now receive all of the services they need from Banner Health, from birth to death.”

Providing High-Quality Care to the Community — Always

Attendees prepare to release butterflies to honor loved ones at the recent Butterfly Release and Memorial Event. The event was organized by Banner Hospice and the Community Grief Center.

Northern Colorado started operations on April 8. Banner’s hospice services are state licensed and accredited, and currently, hospice staff serve approximately 30 patients on a daily basis. Hyatt said there is room to grow and that viable candidates for hospice and palliative care are always being considered and accepted. TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado was a longtime legacy provider in Greeley established about 40 years ago, Hyatt said Banner Health plans to continue the community-based care the organization provided patients. Banner Health is no stranger to providing hospice and palliative care, as the healthcare entity has provided the same services in the Phoenix, Ariz., community for about 12 years. In fact, the new hospice program in Northern Colorado will implement the same standards and processes as the Arizona program, which has consistently ranked in the top 100 programs for hospice care in the country.

At the end of the day, individuals who have a loved one in hospice or palliative care want the comfort of knowing that everything will be okay. By providing a wide variety of resources for the patient’s family and by staffing knowledgeable and caring medical professionals, Banner Hospice hopes to be the goto, trusted provider for those in Northern Colorado who are seeking this type of care. “People are most vulnerable in healthcare when they’re making transitions, like when they’re being moved from one provider to another or are being transitioned from one level of care to another,” Hyatt explained. “We plan to minimize the number of transitions since Banner Health will have the ability to offer multiple services under one roof.”

Volunteer for Banner Hospice Banner Hospice is always seeking volunteers. If you’re interested in volunteering and want to learn more about volunteering opportunities, or if you’re seeking general information about Banner’s hospice services, please call 970-810-3441.

Hospice Referral Information If you’re looking for referral information for a loved one who might need hospice or palliative care services in Northern Colorado, please call 970-352-8487. For additional details on Banner Health’s hospice services, go to


Annual Double Barrel Blast Sporting Clays Tournament Nearly 100 participants converged on Longmeadow Sporting Clays Club in Wiggins to shoot for a cause at the 2nd Annual Double Barrel Blast on May 10. The sporting clays tournament raised over $8,000 for Banner Emergency Medical Services. Although it was a chilly day, participants bundled up and enjoyed a fun and challenging 100-round sporting clays course that included the new trampoline challenge game. The awards program included a great lunch and a slew of raffle prizes, including a top-of-the-line shotgun and Colorado Rockies baseball tickets.

Participants await the start of the event.

Thanks to the generous sponsors of the Double Barrel Blast:


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1st Place Team – Naill Services, Inc. Kenny Naill, Jimmy Phillips, Jared Mauck, Jim Lechman

3rd Place Team – Reck Flyers Ray Esola, Jeff Reck, Kyle Holman, Matt Reck

2nd Place Team – Wright Choice, Inc. Kannon Parks, JR Gregory, Josh Gullion, Chris Fuller

Top Shot Ray Esola

Thanks to all who participated. If you are interested in receiving information about next year’s Double Barrel Blast, please email Kyle Holman at or call 970-810-2441. 7

Jared Mauck Winner of the Colorado Rockies tickets donated by SRC Energy

Matt Reck Winner of the Med Evac helicopter ride


Ryan Montoya Winner of the Scheels gift bag and gift card

Dan Allen Winner of the shotgun donated by Reck Flyers

Team Flood and Peterson Eric Zurbrigen, Tim Rennau, Devon Bietzel, Brian Schiller, Erik Morlang

Team Dalton Bill Cahill, NCMC Volunteer and Banner Paramedic Services – Mitch Wagy, David Goss, Darin Dalton, Nathan Spruce, RJ Young

Teams MRC Global 1 and 2 Chris Van Oort, Brandon LeFevre, Matt Brennan, Jesse Waynick, Kevin Hughes, Delbert Pace

Team Owens Jeff Wenaas, Anne Wenaas, Jennifer Owens, Ryan Dreier, Dave Owens

Team H2 Enterprises Matt Wulf, Brent Meyer, JW Hoffman, Tom Dingus

Teams Quality Well & Pump and Weld County Garage Truck City James Mayor, Luke Rae, Michael Schreiner, Dan Rowland, Kyle Pope, Charles Mylander, JR Delandsheet, Beau Bayer


Team Reck Flyers and Team Martin Ray Esola, Dusty Marquardt, Jeff Reck, Peter Martin, Matt Reck, Austin Sterling, Kyle Holman, Grant Gattis


Team Son-Haul Dave Lungerich, Chris Weimer, Justin Sanders, Jeremy Niesent

Team “No More Buwwets” Justin Hill, Les Lieser, Randy Lieser, Rick Lieser, Anthony Lieser

Team SRC Energy Kautum Kelly, Brett Pendleton, Lane Lund, Matt Baldwin, Bo Winter

Team PDC Energy Beau Hastings, Aaron Kelly, Jeff Studer, Brian Bartlet

Team Saint Aubyn Homes Danny Woltemath, Lance Woltemath, Steve Balliet, Jeff Woltemath

Jeff Wenaas prepares for the trampoline challenge game.

Winner Roundup Winning Teams 1st Place Team Naill Services, Inc. Kenny Naill, Jimmy Phillips, Jared Mauck, Jim Lechman 2nd Place Team Wright Choice, Inc. Kannon Parks, JR Gregory, Josh Gullion, Chris Fuller 3rd Place Team Reck Flyers Ray Esola, Jeff Reck, Kyle Holman, Matt Reck

Individual Winners Top Shot Award

Ray Esola

Winner of Colorado Rockies Tickets donated by SRC Energy

Jared Mauck

Scheels Gift Bag and Gift Card Winner Ryan Montoya Med Evac Helicopter Ride Winner

Matt Reck

Shotgun Giveaway Winner donated by Reck Flyers

Dan Allen


NCMC Foundation Welcomes New Staff Member Michelle Booren has joined the staff at the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation as an Administrative Assistant. Michelle was born at NCMC and grew up in Greeley, graduating from Greeley West High School. She then attended Rocky Mountain College Michelle and of Art & Design, her husband, Justin where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and graduated as Summa Cum Laude. Since college, Michelle interned at the NCMC Foundation and worked at the Aims Bookstore. For the last three years, she worked at Maplewood Elementary School as an Instructional Assistant and long-term substitute for the art teacher.

On a personal note, Michelle and her husband, Justin, live in Greeley with their three dogs; Peazy, Wilbur, and Ellie May. Her hobbies include painting, sewing, designing for an annual Paper Fashion Show, and CrossFit. She also enjoys volunteering in her community. Michelle has volunteered at the NCMC Foundation from a very young age. Her mom, Randie Lieser, has worked at the Foundation for 24 years. “As long as I can remember, I have looked forward to helping at the events or even just coming in to stuff envelopes,” Booren said. She remembers setting tables at the Union Colony Civic Center for the President’s Circle Dinners and riding around in golf carts handing out water to golfers at the NCMC Foundation Golf Tournament. Now that Michelle is officially part of the team at the NCMC Foundation, she is excited to be even more involved here and is looking forward to seeking out new opportunities to volunteer in her community.

“I truly loved working at Maplewood, the staff and students made every day so rewarding,” Booren said, “Education is a wonderful field to work in, but I needed something that would give me a little more balance. I wasn’t spending enough time or energy on my personal goals.” When Michelle heard that there was an opening at the NCMC Foundation, it seemed like the perfect opportunity. “The most important thing to me in a job is that I have to be doing something for the good of others.” said Booren. “The Foundation does so much for this community, and I am very happy to be part of that.” She added that she is eager to work on finding a balance that allows her to be successful at work and to focus more on her artistic goals.


Michelle Booren on the left, with her sister, Jessica Lieser on the runway at a recent paper fashion show held annually in Denver. Michelle has been creating designs for the competition for seven years and her costumes have been featured in Westword Magazine and Xposer Magazine, and displayed at the Denver Milk Market, Ratio Beerworks, and Xpedx Paper.

Bonanza Creek Supports Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center at NCMC Bonanza Creek Energy held the First Annual Brian Harp Memorial Clay Shoot on May 24. The event was held to honor Brian Harp, a former Bonanza Creek employee who passed away in December 2018. Harp was described as a hard worker and enjoyed being outdoors. The event proceeds were designated to support the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center at North Colorado Medical Center (BMDACC) in his memory. Representatives from Bonanza Creek recently presented a check to the NCMC Foundation at the Cancer Center for $14,000. This gift will support the vital work of the Cancer Center to help fund department needs, including the purchase of medical equipment and continuing education for the specialized team of caregivers. Jim Lechman, Production Manager with Bonanza Creek, helped organize the event. “For me, the Brian Harp Memorial Shoot was twofold. First and foremost, it was to honor Brian and all the hard-working guys just like him. When you

asked him to go and do something the answer was almost always the same, ‘I have already taken care of it,’” Jim explained. “He was always there willing to help a coworker or a neighbor; a guy not easily replaced. Second, was a chance to help Jim Lechman (right) speaks with out others that are participants at the Brian Harp Memorial Clay Shoot held in Nunn on May 24. in need. The Cancer Center was there when Brian needed it. The staff was a huge blessing to him and his family in a difficult time. I know there were people on your staff that put others above their own needs as was apparent with Brian’s care. The shoot was our way of making sure someone else receives that same love and care that was given to Brian.” Jim concluded, “Jeremiah 29:11 — ‘I know the thoughts I think towards you says the Lord. Thoughts of peace not of evil. To give you a future and a hope.’”

Representatives from Bonanza Creek and family members of Brian Harp present a check to the NCMC Foundation for proceeds raised at the Brian Harp Memorial Clay Shoot in support of the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center at NCMC. Left to right: Jennifer McCrory, RN Senior Manager; Shirley Wentz, RN Manager; Mary Siek, Brian Harp’s sister-in-law; Kyle Holman, NCMC Foundation President & CEO; Lynn Essig, Bonanza Creek HR & Recruiting Specialist; Julianne Fritz, RN Director; Cameron Harp, Brian Harp’s brother and Bonanza Creek Lease Operator II; Jim Lechman, Bonanza Creek Production Manager; Dean Tinsley, Bonanza Creek SVP Operations; Leigh Marshlain, Bonanza Creek Senior Production Coordinator & Office Supervisor; Micki Holliday, RN and Kristi Shaffer, Oncology Social Worker.


NCMC Foundation Awards Scholarships to Future Nurses Melanie Llaña There are many experiences in Melanie Llaña’s life that inspired her to become a nurse, but two are dearest to her heart. The first is one that is often difficult for her to talk about. Llaña’s birth mother suffered strokes while pregnant with her older brother, then again while pregnant with her. She was unable to care for her children or herself as her health quickly declined and was placed in a nursing home. She later died when Llaña was only 13 years old. Llaña remembers all the good that the nurses and doctors did for her mother, and she wants to help ease the pain for others who might be struggling in similar circumstances. The second is about another loved one in Llaña’s life. Her husband, Daniel, has a condition where he has had two collapsed lungs and has struggled with various situations resulting from his condition. She has been by his side throughout it all, witnessing first-hand the positive impact nurses can have on their patients. On top of always having an interest in helping others, these are just two of many reasons Llaña is pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and why she decided to go back to school after working as a case manager for seven years, which has admittedly been one of her biggest challenges in life. “It’s difficult to juggle everything I have going on, but I’m very proud of myself for taking this leap for the future of my family, and also for me, so I can love my work for a very long time,” she said. “I haven’t doubted my decision once.” Llaña, 30, is one of this year’s Mildred S. Hansen Nursing Program Scholarship winners. The scholarship is awarded annually to a non-traditional student over the age of 25 who is pursuing either a Bachelor or Master of Science Degree in Nursing, Nurse Practitioner Degree, or other related advanced 14

nursing degrees at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). This scholarship covers the cost of nearly everything, including tuition, books, fees and a stipend for living expenses. Llaña cried when she read the letter that revealed she won the scholarship.

Melanie Llaña

“It has allowed me to focus more on my goal of getting a degree rather than having to focus on how I’m going to get it,” she said. “It has been the biggest relief and an absolute blessing for my whole family.” Llaña started the rigorous nursing program at UNC in May of 2018, and she’s set to graduate in December. Before that, she was still working a fulltime job and taking pre-requisite classes at Aims Community College and UNC while also caring for her then 2-year-old daughter and 2-month-old son. Llaña has worked part-time at North Colorado Medical Center as a Certified Nursing Assistant for over a year now, and would like to stay at the hospital to work as a nurse after she receives her degree. Llaña said she wants to inspire others who might feel like she once did. If she was going to be away from Melanie with her husband Daniel, her two children and and children Juliet and Luca. working full-time, she wanted to fully love what she was doing every day.

NCMC Foundation Awards Scholarships to Future Nurses continued

“I would want other people in my situation to feel like it’s never too late to make a change,” she said. “If there’s something you’re passionate about or if there’s something that would make you happier in the long run, don’t hold back because of fear, whether that’s fear of not being successful or fear of change.”

Andrew Grawe Andrew Grawe was on a rock-climbing trip in Cañon City when he found out he was a NCMC Foundation scholarship winner. Since he knew he would be gone around the time the news was to arrive, he told his wife to call him if it was good news — or to text him if it wasn’t. At this point, he had been waiting about a week since his interview to find out whether or not he won the scholarship. During his trip, he got the call from his wife. “I was super excited,” Grawe said with a laugh. “I felt so lucky that I got it.” Grawe, 36, is one of this year’s winners for the Nurse Education Tuition Assistance Scholarship, which is an annual scholarship that’s awarded to a student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from an accredited nursing program operating in Colorado. Grawe recently finished his first semester at the University of Northern Colorado, and he is set to graduate in December of 2020. Surprisingly, Grawe paved a different path for himself earlier on in life. His first degree is in computer science and mathematics, and after graduating, he started working a job in IT support. It didn’t make him happy, and he admitted that he was never truly passionate about it. After a few years and some encouragement from his wife, he decided to explore other career options — ones where he could make a difference and feel whole again. Since Grawe was always interested in the medical field, he decided to get his Emergency

Medical Technician (EMT) certification. After applying at several facilities and hospitals as an EMT, Banner Health eventually granted him a job, and Grawe has been working as an EMT for North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) for more than a year now. He’s enjoyed it Andrew Grawe tremendously, which is why he wants to take his medical career one step further through a job in nursing. Winners of this scholarship are encouraged to work at NCMC after they graduate, which is something Grawe hopes he has the opportunity to do. He credits his current success to the hospital, which hired him even though he had no previous experience. He wants to give back by working as a NCMC nurse in the future. “NCMC is my first choice,” he said. “Banner took a chance on me and who knows where I’d be if I didn’t get that job. I know all the medics and have worked with several staff there already as an EMT. It’d be great to just continue my path at Banner.” Grawe said he’s excited and passionate about nursing. Not only are there additional opportunities for growth in the field, like becoming a nurse practitioner, but nurses also help people every single day on the job. He said when he was working with computers, it always felt like something was missing, the ability to help others. Nursing will fulfill that for him. “You can actually change people’s lives,” Grawe explained. “You can take someone who is having the worst day of their life and help make it a little better.” 15

What’s in a Title? by Frank Stepp, Sr. Vice President, Thompson & Associates Generally, all property is owned by some person or entity. Property interests are classified into one of three categories: (1) real property, (2) tangible personal property or (3) intangible personal property. Real property includes land, and anything permanently attached to the land. Tangible personal property is property which may be touched and is not realty or not attached to the land and is generally movable. Intangible personal property is property without physical substance such as stocks, bonds, patents, and copyrights. Some types of property require proof of ownership, such as a title. Titled assets include real estate, vehicles, investment accounts, bank accounts and retirement accounts. Other assets, such as household goods, may not have a specific title. State law determines how various owership interest is transferred either during life or at death. State law defines the interest an owner has in property based on how the property is held or titled by the owner. The most common forms of ownership are fee simple, tenants in common, joint tenancy, tenancy by the entirety and community property. Let’s look at each of these:

Sole Ownership – Fee Simple This ownership implies sole ownership by one individual. This individual has sole rights to use, sell, gift, alienate, convey or bequeath the property. The owner may transfer ownership either during his life or after his death (will). This is the most common way to own property interests today.

Tenants in Common This is an interest in property held by two or more individuals and is indicated when the words “tenants in common” or no other words follow the individuals’ names. Each person holds an undivided interest in the entire property. Under this type of ownership, upon the death of one of the individuals, the surviving tenant or tenants continue to own 16

Frank Stepp, Sr. Vice President, Thompson & Associates, meets with clients to talk about their estate planning, a free service offered by the NCMC Foundation.

their portion of the asset and the deceased tenant’s interest in the property passes pursuant to his or her will or trust. Tenancy in common does not imply an automatic right of survivorship. At the death of the tenant in common, his or her interest will pass through the probate process and will be retitled according to the will or state intestacy laws. Usually, co-owners are not held liable for the debts of the other co-owners.

Joint Tenancy Sometimes two or more individuals own an asset together. If the asset is titled in the names of two or more individuals followed by the words “as joint tenants”, “JT TEN”, “as joint tenants with right of survivorship” (JTWROS), or similar words, the property is probably held in joint tenancy. When assets are owned as joint tenants, the interest of any individual owner passes automatically to the other joint tenant or tenants upon the decedent’s death, outside of probate.

Tenancy by the Entirety Married couples in Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont,

What’s in a Title? continued Virginia, and Wyoming may own real estate together in a special form of joint tenancy known as tenancy by the entireties. Only a married couple may hold title in this way. Like a joint tenancy, the surviving tenant will automatically succeed to the interest of the first title holder to die. An additional protection afforded by tenancy by the entirety is that neither spouse may sever or transfer their share of the property without the consent of the other spouse. Since this type ownership is only between spouses and ownership is passed to the surviving spouse for retitling upon the death of the first spouse, the property does not pass through the probate process.

Community Property Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin are community property states. In a community property state, assets owned by a married couple are classified as either separate property or community property. The law in most community property states provides that a spouse’s separate property includes assets

brought into the marriage, assets acquired by gift, and assets acquired by inheritance. The law in most community property states also provides that all property acquired during marriage is presumed to be community property. Assets classified as community property are owned equally by each spouse. Please be advised that if you live in a community property state, assets titled solely in the name of one spouse are not necessarily such individual’s separate property. In a community property state, an asset is not classified as separate or community property based solely on how the asset is titled. Instead, the asset is classified as separate or community property based on when and how the asset was acquired. In addition to these, there may even be “partial interest” in property such as a life estate, but that topic is for another day. Since there are so many options when titling a property, our advice is to always consult with your local attorney before you make any final decisions as to how you will title an asset.

Maplewood Elementary Students Make a Difference Making a difference in the lives of others is exactly what this group of 3rd to 5th grade Maplewood Elementary students did for their community. For their Community Impact Project, the Girls on the Run team made blankets for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments at the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center at North Colorado Medical Center in hopes of bringing them comfort. Not being able to decide on just one important project, the team also collected essentials for the homeless. Girls on the Run is a nonprofit program that works to encourage pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. Coached by Maplewood Elementary teachers Sarah Coatman and Rebecca Robbins, this year’s inaugural team consisted of nine students. Their goal when selecting a project is to determine needs of the community and what will have the biggest impact. “The girls were so excited about this project and felt

Diana Wood, NCMC Foundation Development Program Director (left) accepts the handmade blankets for the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center at NCMC from Girls on the Run team members (left to right front row) Lesslie Calderon, Abigail Applegren, Natalie Sanchez, Malia Ruiz Jenkins, Itzel Robledo Ponce, Giselle Cardoza, and Vianney Calderon, along with coaches (back row) Rebecca Robbins and Sarah Coatman at Maplewood Elementary School.

proud to give back to those in need,” Coatman shared. Thank you to the Girls on the Run team! Their efforts are commended and will truly make a difference for many individuals.


Thank You 37th Annual NCMC Foundation Golf Tournament Raises Over $40,000 The 37th Annual NCMC Foundation Golf Tournament held on June 10 at the Greeley Country Club raised over $40,000 in net proceeds to benefit Med Evac. Over 200 golfers, sponsors and volunteers participated in the popular double shotgun scramble. “I want to thank all of the sponsors, volunteers and support staff who made this event a success,” said Allison Bruce Miller, Development Program Director at the NCMC Foundation. “With a day of wall-to-wall sunshine, it was a perfect day for golf, and the NCMC Foundation greatly appreciates the efforts of everyone who gave their time, energy and resources to the tournament.” Taking home top honors from the tournament was the NCMC, Inc. Team 2 consisting of John Dollarhide, Joe Dollarhide, Jake Dollarhide and Jefferson Thomas. Three generations of Dollarhide’s participated in this year’s tournament! Dinner on the veranda concluded the day along with a silent auction and trophy presentations. The NCMC Foundation, founded in 1975, has served as North Colorado Medical Center’s philanthropic partner in supporting healthcare at NCMC and in the community. During that time, the Foundation has been entrusted as stewards of over $50 million in charitable gifts.

A big thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers who made the event so successful!


Tournament Winners Professional Finance Company Championship Flight Winners: 1st Place and Overall Tournament Winners: NCMC, Inc. Team 2 2nd Place: NCMC, Inc. Team 1 3rd Place: Aerotek

Titan Solutions Masters Flight Winners: 1st Place: Home Depot Pro 2nd Place: Richmark 3rd Place: BBVA Compass

Pro Oilfield Inspection Signature Flight 1st Place: Reck Flyers 2nd Place: C&J Energy Services 3rd Place: Great Western Bank

NGL Water Solutions, LLC Medalist Flight 1st Place: Boulder Associates 2nd Place: Swire Coca-Cola, USA 3rd Place: HighPoint Resources

Longest Drive in the Fairway: Hole #15 Women’s Winner: Naomi Tooley Hole #15 Men’s Winner: Jeremy Ehardt

Closet to the Pin: AM Winner Hole #2: Brian Stromberger PM Winner Hole #2: Dave Beggs AM Winner Hole #7: Terry Adams PM Winner Hole #7: Kyle Holman AM Winner Hole #16: Dan Garcia PM Winner Hole #16: Joe Dollarhide

Chip for the Chair Contest: Chuck Klosterman – C&J Energy Services

Wall-to-wall sunshine as one of the Med Evac helicopters takes off.

Tournament Committee James Pisaturo Tournament Chair, First FarmBank

Allison Bruce Miller Tournament Director, NCMC Foundation

Chris Callaway Titan Solutions, LLC

Kimberlee Clarey Med Evac

Suzanne Duerksen Med Evac

Cameron Duran Med Evac

Banner Medical Group Bill Miller, Mike Lewis, Gary Chalfant, Jason Perman

Robbie Hankins Credit Union of Colorado

Matt Hart Med Evac

Tiffany Hettinger Med-Trans Corporation

Kyle Holman NCMC Foundation

Pam Howes Med Evac

Masoud Shirazi Shirazi Benefits

George “Theo� Theofanous Med Evac

BBVA Compass Luis Ramirez, Jason Nowak, Jeff Brines, David Fritzler

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A golfer takes a powerful swing off the tee box.

Pro Oilfield Inspection Coleman Hogan tees off while his teamates anxiously wait.


Two of the three Med Evac helicopters at the beautiful Greeley Country Club golf event.

Volunteers Tiffany Hettinger from Med-Trans Corporation and Pam Howes Med Evac Director.

Med Evac team members Wendy Quick and Cody Morrow.

Titan Solutions serves up delicious treats for golfers.

A golfer follows her swing as her ball flies down the fairway.

Golfers prepare for a gorgeous afternoon on the Greeley Country Club course.



BizWest Team Julie Constance, Wayne Thomspon, Troy Spraker, Candice Hartley

Boulder Associates Cliff Trausch, Alec Iacono, Nick Rehnberg, Craig Mulford

Bucklen Equipment Co. Inc. Mike Bucklen, Darren Bucklen, Michael Bucklen, Randy Bucklen

C&J Energy Services Mike Schweizer, Ken Young, Paul Novotny, Chuck Klosterman

Cache Bank & Trust Ian Percy, Darin Duncan, Ryan Koenig, Jeff Dove

Cementers Well Service, Inc. Team Nate Kvamme, Bo Winter, Austin Carlson, Ashley Belvin

First FarmBank James Pisaturo, Richard Thurley, Jim Young, Robert Behling

Flood and Peterson Devon Bietzel, Eric Zurbrigen, Brian Schiller, Tim Rennau

Home Depot Pro Dennis Gierhart, Ken Knight, John Carr, Tim Warde

Margo Karsten (right), Banner Health Western Region President and NOCO CEO, stops by the Liberty Oilfield Solutions tent with Jim Reagan (left).

Mundt Energy Bill Mundt, Carlos Koons, Jeff Pangle, Brett Sedustine

NCMC, Inc. Team 1 Mike Bond, Judy Bond, Travis Gillmore, Bob Murphy


NCMC, Inc. Team 2 Joe Dollarhide, Jake Dollarhide, Sean Strohman, John Dollarhide, Jefferson Thomas


Professional Finance Company Travis Hitt, Scott Warner, Terry Adams, Charlie Shoop

Scott Warner putts while teammates look on.

ProFrac Jordan Tansiongco, J.B. Ingram, Bryan Haubert, Tony Barrientos

SRC Energy Lew Hagenlock, Jared Gezenbach, Brian DeRose, Craig Rasmuson

Thank You

North Colorado Medical Center Foundation would like to thank the following for their support of the 37th Annual NCMC Foundation Golf Tournament. Over $40,000 in net proceeds will benefit Med Evac!



American Eagle Distributing Co./Bud Light Banner Health – Emergency Medical Services Banner Medical Group - Western Region BizWest Boulder Associates Cementer’s Well Service, Inc. First FarmBank HighPoint Resources LSI Insurance Agency Lundvall Enterprises, Inc. Med-Trans Corporation Mundt Energy NCMC, Inc. NGL Water Solutions, LLC Pro Oilfield Inspection Professional Finance Company Reck Flyers Richmark Shirazi Benefits SRC Energy Supplyworks Swire Coca-Cola, USA Titan Solutions, LLC UBS

Cables Pub & Grill Cache Bank & Trust Colorado Eagles Colorado Rockies Baseball Club Coyote’s Southwestern Grill Credit Union of Colorado DoubleTree by Hilton Greeley at Lincoln Park Eaton Country Club Fat Albert’s First FarmBank Flood and Peterson Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Greeley Chop House Greeley Country Club Greeley Country Club Pro Shop Home Depot James Salon Johnstown Clothing Kroenke Sports & Entertainment Med Evac Nik & Allison Miller Nutrien Ag Solutions OfficeScapes Professional Finance Company Roche Constructors, Inc. Roosters Men’s Grooming Center Scheels The Supply Cache Walmart Distribution Center Weld County Garage Buick GMC Westlake Wine & Spirits Wyatt Hester

GREEN & TEE SPONSORS Adolfson & Peterson Construction A&W Water Service, Inc. BBVA Compass Bank of Colorado Becker Safety and Supply Bucklen Equipment Co. Inc. Cache Bank & Trust Children’s Hospital Colorado C&J Energy Services Flood and Peterson Great Western Bank Halliburton Med Evac NCMC, Inc. North Colorado Medical Center Security Services NGL Water Solutions, LLC Norfolk Iron & Metal ProFrac Titan Solutions, LLC Western States Fire Protection Co.

FAIRWAY SPONSORS Ensign/Rocky Mountain Oilfield Rental Innovest Portfolio Solutions

DOOR PRIZES Accessories with a Flair…and Hair Alberto’s Express Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano Bulldog Pub & Grill Cable’s Pub & Grill Café Mexicali Chick-fil-A Chili’s Cinemark Coyote’s Southwestern Grill Credit Union of Colorado Eileen’s Colossal Cookies Epic Egg Fat Albert’s Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Fuzzy’s Taco Shop HALO – Kristi Williams Hiroshi Teriyaki Grill Jersey Mike’s Subs Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches

King Soopers 11th Avenue King Soopers 35th Avenue King Soopers 10th Street Lucky Fins Seafood Sushi Grill Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Panera Bread Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery Rocky Mountain Taphouse Roma Restaurant 16th Street Roosters Men’s Grooming Center Sam’s Club Scheels Starbucks Suehiro Japanese Restaurant Texas Roadhouse WeldWerks Brewing Co.

OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS American Eagle Distributing Co./Bud Light Credit Union of Colorado First FarmBank Liberty Oilfield Services Med Evac/Med-Trans Corporation Nutrien Ag Solutions Peaksware LLC Pro Oilfield Inspection Swire Coca-Cola, USA Texas Roadhouse The Human Bean Titan Solutions, LLC Western States Burn Center

TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE James Pisaturo, Tournament Chair, First FarmBank Allison Bruce Miller, Tournament Director, NCMC Foundation Chris Callaway, Titan Solutions, LLC Kimberlee Clarey, Med Evac Suzanne Duerksen, Med Evac Cameron Duran, Med Evac Robbie Hankins, Credit Union of Colorado Matt Hart, Med Evac Tiffany Hettinger, Med-Trans Corporation Kyle Holman, NCMC Foundation Pam Howes, Med Evac Masoud Shirazi, Shirazi Benefits George “Theo” Theofanous, Med Evac

A special thanks to all the volunteers who help to make this tournament such a great success!



Support the Very Best Healthcare in Northern Colorado by Julianne Fritz, Northern Colorado’s Regional Director of Oncology Services for Banner Health Last August, we launched our affiliation with Banner Health and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert, Arizona and created Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center at North Colorado Medical Center. During the first eight months, clinical and non-clinical staff have been perfecting the very cornerstone of the MD Anderson approach — a multidisciplinary focus.

Julianne Fritz, RN, MSN, OCN Northern Colorado’s Regional Director of Oncology Services for Banner Health

Much more than a name, the MD Anderson reputation and approach to care have resulted in more local patients choosing to stay close to home for cancer care, more referrals for second opinions, and more patients coming to us from our neighboring rural communities.

What is a multidisciplinary focus? When a patient with a cancer diagnosis is referred to Banner MD Anderson at North Colorado Medical Center, in one visit that patient can meet with the surgeon, a radiation oncologist, a medical oncologist and the patient navigator. Then, all disciplines come together to discuss the case and create an individual treatment plan. This meeting-of-the-minds approach gives patients quick and effective care. Our patients also have more access to a growing list of subspecialty physicians and research. The patient navigator and other support services work in sync to identify additional resources a specific patient might need, including barriers to care — and that’s where the NCMC Foundation can enter the picture. The NCMC Foundation has been absolutely wonderful working with us to support cancer care, whether it be bricks and mortar, specialized equipment, or funds to make care accessible. They are truly a partner every step of the way. As a Northern Colorado native, I am always impressed by the magnitude of generosity and support of this community to have not only good healthcare, but the very best healthcare. There are several funds established at the NCMC Foundation for needs like mortgage/rent payments, help with utility bills, counseling services and other hardships such as transportation, clothing and food for our neighbors going through cancer care. Please help us minimize our patients burdens during their course of treatment by making a donation today. There are several support funds and their descriptions listed on the next page.

(Left to right) Julianne Fritz, Northern Colorado’s Regional Director of Oncology Services for Banner Health and Cancer Center doctors Benjamin George, Molly Decker and Atuhani Burnett.

I have a lot of pride in Northern Colorado, and I’ve seen what a wonderful, wonderful addition our new cancer center is to our community. I’m so grateful for your contributions to make it available to all.

at North Colorado Medical Center


NCMC Foundation Enhances the Health & Well-being of NCMC Patients

“My favorite part about working for Banner MD Anderson at North Colorado Medical Center is the people. I am honored to work with colleagues that provide exemplary care whom I would send my family to without hesitation. We are each committed to providing cutting-edge, quality care for our patients and have the privilege of direct access to MD Anderson’s resources including patient education, doc-to-doc consultation, and continued medical education opportunities specific to MD Anderson. I am also inspired by the patients that I interact with – their strength, kindness, and beauty are truly a privilege to behold, and I am thankful to be a part of their lives.” – Dr. Molly Decker

“I feel very fortunate to be a part of the team at Banner MD Anderson at North Colorado Medical Center. It is a privilege to care for the cancer patients in our community and to work among a group of people dedicated to delivering the highest quality care possible.”

Patient Support Funds: Breast Cancer Patient Support Fund Used by breast cancer patients for household expenses, transportation, counseling and massage therapy. Also pays for mammograms and screenings. Good Neighbor Fund This fund is used most frequently for patients with serious medical conditions including cancer to support financial needs for household expenses, transportation, counseling and massage therapy. Image of Hope Room Provides wigs, hats, turbans and accessories. Kent McConnell Fund Used by cancer patients for household expenses, transportation, counseling and massage therapy. Old Chicago MOvember Fund Used by patients with prostate or testicular cancer for household expenses, transportation, counseling and massage therapy. Pink Ribbon Fund Used by breast cancer patients for lymphedema supplies, bras, camis and prosthesis, household expenses, transportation, counseling and massage therapy. Robin Feeley “Blast” Glioblastoma Fund Used by patients with glioblastoma for household expenses, transportation, counseling and massage therapy.

– Dr. Dustin Boothe


NCMC Foundation Awards Over $758,000 in Grants $375,000

to support the Greeley Noon Lions Eyeglass program, vision services through the Curtis Strong Center for the Visually Impaired and capital funding to establish an optometry clinic at the Sunrise Community Health Center Monfort Family Clinic.


to support the purchase of specialized equipment for the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.


in patient support programs for qualified individuals. Support includes specialized burn garments for burn outpatients, assistance with living expenses for patients undergoing cancer treatment and/or other serious medical condition, basic clothing to 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.

$34,435 $25,851 $20,653 $13,458

for scholarships awarded to individuals pursuing a career in healthcare.


for specialized education for the NCMC Rehabilitation staff through the Wendall Fuller Fund.


to NCMC departments to support Trauma Services, CardioVascular Institute, Will Rothman Family Chaplaincy, Oncology, Diabetes, Respiratory Care, Monfort Family Birth Center, Western States Burn Center and continuing education for NCMC staff.


to provide one-time prescription assistance through the Med-Aid Prescription Program to individuals in Weld County who have an urgent medication need, but no way to cover the cost.


to assist burn patients and their families who are experiencing hardship through the Marty L. Wakefield Founders Fund.


for patient education materials as part of the ICD (Implantable CardioverterDefibrillator) support group.

for remodeling and guest supplies at the Hospitality House. to purchase flight suits and training mannequins for the Med Evac program. to place and maintain automated external defibrillators throughout Weld County as part of the Heart Safe City program.

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Western States Burn Center Wheeler Award Recipient

Wheeler Award Recipient Melanie Ladwig, Clinical Resource Leader for Critical Care Services at NCMC.

Melanie Ladwig, Clinical Resource Leader for Critical Care Services at North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC), which includes the Western States Burn Center (WSBC), was recently named the 2018 recipient of the Wheeler Award.

“Ladwig is an integral and dedicated member of the WSBC team,” shared Julia Boyd, RN Director of Critical Care Services at NCMC. “She has accomplished so much behind the scenes, is always there to help and does so with a smile and kindness. She has dedicated herself to ensuring our team, and nurses in particular, have the information, education and support needed to provide exceptional care for our patients.” Ladwig designed and facilitates new RN orientation for the burn service and has updated the unit specific orientation protocols. She works with the Burn

Practice Council and drives change where needed. Additionally, Ladwig was a leader in the Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection Team, also known as the CAUTI Task Force, which has resulted in heightened attention to the management of patients with indwelling bladder catheters and a reduced incidence of CAUTIs in the Burn Center. “I appreciate her positive energy and great work ethic. She is an invaluable member of the WSBC team!” Boyd expressed. The Wheeler Award was established by Dr. James R. Wheeler in 1993. Dr. Wheeler is credited with starting the burn unit at NCMC in 1981 with the assistance of Dr. Tad Gilmore and Dr. Richert Quinn. This prestigious award is given to a burn team member who exemplifies outstanding dedication to providing high-quality patient care and participation within the multi-disciplinary care team. The entire burn team is involved in the nomination and selection of the recipient each year. Congratulations to the 2018 Wheeler Award winner, Melanie Ladwig!

Texas Roadhouse Supports Med Evac In conjunction with the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation Golf Tournament, which took place on June 10, 2019 at the Greeley Country Club, Texas Roadhouse in Greeley offered a threenight fundraiser for Med Evac. Ten percent of food sales by patrons who had prior knowledge of the fundraiser (by presenting a paper coupon or electronic copy) were donated to the Med Evac medical air transport program. Thank you, Greeley Texas Roadhouse, for being a great community partner and supporting Med Evac! (Left to right) Cayti Weber, Legendary Store Marketer, from Greeley’s Texas Roadhouse presented Pam Howes, Med Evac Director and crew members Wendy Quick, Paramedic, and Heather Kinn, RN, a check for $140 from the Med Evac 10% Donation Night Fundraiser which took place June 4, 5 & 6.


NCMC Foundation Awards $101,000 in Scholarships The North Colorado Medical Center Foundation recently announced the recipients of its 2019 Scholarships.

Moreau of Greeley and Jessica Sauer-Reyes of Yuma, all attending the University of Northern Colorado.

The Mildred S. Hansen

Nursing Program Scholarship is awarded

Beverly Bruner

Melanie Llaña

annually to a non-traditional student (age 25 or older) who is pursuing either a Bachelor of Science or Master of Science in Nursing Degree, Nurse Practitioner Degree, or other related advanced nursing degrees at the University of Northern Colorado. This two-year scholarship covers the cost of in-state tuition, books, fees, and a stipend for living expenses. The 2019 recipients are Beverly Bruner of Longmont, Melanie Llaña of Ault, and Nicole Suppes of Greeley. The Nurse Education

Tuition Assistance Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at an accredited nursing program operating in Colorado. This scholarship provides $1,500 per semester for up to five semesters. Recipients of this scholarship are encouraged to work for Andrew Grawe the North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) upon completion of their degree. The 2019 recipients are Andrew Grawe of Fort Collins, Samantha Hammond of Ault, Sarah Nicole Suppes


The Belle Marquand Samantha Hammond

Sarah Moreau

Jessica Sauer-Reyes

Loustalet Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established by her late 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 Colorado nursing program with plans to complete an Associate Degree in Nursing, Bachelor of Science or Master of Science in Nursing Degree, Nurse Practitioner Degree, or other related advanced nursing degrees. This year’s recipient of $2,500 is Ashley McMunigal of Timnath, who is attending the University of Northern Colorado. The Lily E. Widney

Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established in her memory Ashley McMunigal by the family of this longtime Greeley resident and former nurse. This scholarship is available to assist a NCMC employee who has worked at NCMC for at least 90 days, in obtaining an Associate Degree in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. This one-time $500 award serves to recognize an individual making an important contribution to NCMC while simultaneously pursuing a nursing

NCMC Foundation Awards $101,000 in Scholarships continued degree. This year’s recipient is Jamie Kennedy of Greeley, who is attending the University of Northern Colorado. The Florence Slack Jamie Kennedy

Memorial “Nurse of the Year” Award, in memory

of Florence Slack who passed away in 1979, was established in 1986 due to the generosity of family and friends. The annual award recognizes a nurse who demonstrates the nursing skills and patient care that Florence exhibited during her many years at NCMC. Florence was a role model for her peers and a valued member of the nursing Micki Holladay team. Most important was her dedication to her patients. It is in the spirit of those traits and in her honor and memory that this award is given. The 2019 recipient of this award is Micheline “Micki” Holladay, RN, MSN, OCN who received $2,000, with an additional $1,000 from NCMC, Inc., for a total of $3,000, to be used towards continuing education. The Florence Winograd Educational Scholarship was established by Florence in honor of the care her late husband received at NCMC. The award serves to recognize and reward a group of individuals at NCMC who exemplify teamwork. The 2019 recipient is the Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection Team also known as the CAUTI Task Force, nominated by Tamara Bockman, MS, APN, ACCNS-AG. The team is credited with collaborating with providers and leadership during a year-long project to educate inpatient nursing units with data and evidence-based guidelines to decrease Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs) and improve outcomes for patients. The team was very creative in their

Jocelyn Minette, Tamara Bockman, and Melanie Ladwig

educating efforts as they encouraged staff to “Fight CAUTI” dressed as characters from Star Wars. Team members include: Tamara Bockman, MS, APN, ACCNS-AG, Melanie Ladwig, RN, MSN, CCRN and Jocelyn Minette, RN, BSN, CIC. These team members will receive $2,500, with an additional $1,000 from NCMC, Inc., for a total of $3,500, to be used towards continuing education and/or approved expenses related to department or patient education.

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 who reflects a deep commitment to family medicine. This year’s recipient of $1,000 is Katherine Gray, MD who has been a resident at Sunrise Community Health for the last three Katherine Gray years. She plans to work 31

NCMC Foundation Awards $101,000 in Scholarships continued at a similar community health center in Mountain Home, ID after graduation.

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. This year’s recipient of Erin Morley $750 is Erin Morley, MD who will be staying in the Greeley area after graduation and has accepted a position at Family Physicians of Greeley.

As part of its ongoing commitment to health education, the NCMC Foundation annually awards these scholarships to individuals in the community and employees at NCMC. To date, the NCMC Foundation has provided scholarships to nearly 170 students. Some of these students have remained in Greeley and work as part of the staff at NCMC, while others 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.

Please feel free to contact Diana Wood, Development Program Director, if you would like more information about the NCMC Foundation scholarship program. She can be reached at 970-810-2687 or


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REGISTER ONLINE BY NOVEMBER 22 AND SAVE! The NCMC Foundation along with the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado will host the 22nd Annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day, November 28. The race is open to participants of all ages and abilities and includes a 5K race on a scenic, USATF-certified 5K course and 2K Gobbler Trek Fun Run/Walk.

ONLINE REGISTRATION Monday, July 1 – Friday, November 22 keyword: NCMC Turkey Trot You Pay: $25 per adult, $15 per youth ages 17 & under

WALK-IN REGISTRATION North Colorado Medical Center, 1801 16th Street, Greeley, CO 80631 - Entrance #6 Wellness Classroom Saturday, November 23 – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 24 – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday, November 25 – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 26 – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 27 – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. You Pay: $30 per adult, $20 per youth ages 17 & under (cash, check or credit card)

For more information go to or call 970-810-6204

RACE DAY REGISTRATION Race day registrants will be given a bib, but will not be eligible for any awards or be listed in age/gender categories.

Thursday, November 28 - 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. North Colorado Medical Center 1801 16th Street, Greeley, CO 80631 You Pay: $30 per adult, $20 per youth ages 17 & under (cash, check or credit card)


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

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This event benefits the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at NCMC. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Allison Bruce Miller at 970-810-6305. Registration is open at keyword: NCMC Turkey Trot. For more information, visit

Western States Burn Center Golf Classic

NCMC Foundation Gala Studio 54

Eaton Country Club - Eaton Thursday, September 19

Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland Saturday, January 25, 2020

This golf tournament benefits the Western States Burn Center at NCMC. AM and PM tee times available. Contact Diana Wood at 970-810-2687 or to register.


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 Stepp, please contact Kyle Holman at 970-8102441 or


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For sponsorship/ticket information and underwriting opportunities, contact Diana Wood at 970-810-2687 or

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