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True North

Winter 2019 • Volume 9 • Issue 3

Changing Lives with Help from Our Donors . . . . . . . . .

Hospital Sale – Questions & Answers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

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31st Annual Legacy Award Honorees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Former Burn Patient Says Thank You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Cover photo courtesy of Amy Gomez


In This Issue Letter from Foundation Leadership

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

Changing Lives with Help from Our Donors Patient Support Funds offer grant assistance to patients in need. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Martial Arts Student Fulfills a Mission

Student helps support cancer patients . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Hospital Sale — Questions & Answers

What to know about the sale of NCMC to Banner Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

31st Annual Legacy Award Honorees

Frank and Kay Sherman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

NCMC Employees Make a Difference!

2019 Better Together Employee Campaign raises $58,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

29th Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic Raises Over $70,000

Winners and event photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

NCMC Foundation Thanks Volunteers With Coffee and Donuts

Q&A regarding NCMC sale to Banner Health and estate planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Flutterby Re/Max Momentum Supports Western States Burn Center

Ale Tapping event hosted by local nonprofit organization supports burn center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Texas Roadhouse Supports Western States Burn Center Greeley restaurant hosted four-night fundraiser to support the burn center. . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

NCMC Foundation Scholarships

Annual scholarships offered totaling approximately $90,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Greeley Stampede and Ranack Cares Foundation Assist NCMC Patients

Groups present a check for the NCMC Breast Cancer Patient Support Fund. . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

NCMC Trunk-or-Treat Celebration

Knights of Swallows Raise $36,000 for the Western States Burn Center

Proceeds from the 29th Annual Knights of Swallows Golf Tournament. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

NCMC Foundation participates in annual hospital-sponsored event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Former Burn Patient Says Thank You

Credit Union of Colorado Supports NCMC Hospitality House

Greeley resident delivers gifts to support patient care at the burn center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

CUOC employees participate in “Here to Help Day”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Donation to Support Breast Cancer Patient Support Fund

NCMC Foundation Awards Over $900,000 in Grants

LuLaRoe representative donates $1,000 to NCMC Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

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

Grants through the third quarter of 2019. . . . . . . . 28

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 Friend of the NCMC Foundation, The end of the year always brings a time of reflection and gratitude for me. It’s been a monumental year for the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation. So much was accomplished through the generosity of our donors and event attendees this year. Hopefully, you have seen the great work we have done at the hospital and in the community by reading True North magazines, our annual Impact Report, and various mailings. The sale of North Colorado Medical Center to Banner Health is certainly making the Board of Directors and staff contemplate the future of the NCMC Foundation. It’s an exciting time to say the least! In this issue of True North, we attempt to shed some light on what the sale of the hospital to Banner Health and the establishment of The Weld Trust mean for the NCMC Foundation. I hope you will find the Q & A article informative (located on page 6). Should any questions arise that you would like to discuss, please contact us and we would be happy to talk with you. I have a great deal of gratitude for our Board of Directors, staff, and donors. Together, we have had a positive impact on countless community members through Patient Support Funds, the Heart Safe City Program, medical equipment purchases, clinical education, scholarships, and more. The ripple effect of philanthropy can’t be measured, but is massive for sure. As we look back on 2019, it fuels our passion for what we can accomplish in 2020 and beyond. We need your support as we move forward with the mission and impact of the NCMC Foundation. Please consider us when you are making your end-of-year philanthropy decisions. Also, feel free to contact us at any time to ask questions or to just touch base with what we are working hard on at the NCMC Foundation. We absolutely love hearing from you.

Thank you for your ongoing support, Pictured on the front cover (left to right): Kristi Shaffer, Oncology Social Worker with Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center at North Colorado Medical Center, and Katherine Kloberdanz, cancer survivor and recipient of grant assistance through the NCMC Foundation’s Patient Support Funds.

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 kyle.holman@bannerhealth.com michelle.booren@bannerhealth.com allison.brucemiller@bannerhealth.com amy.gomez@bannerhealth.com randie.lieser@bannerhealth.com diana.wood@bannerhealth.com

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Changing Lives with Help from Our Donors Patient Support Funds Connect Patients in Need with Grant Assistance When Katherine Kloberdanz found out she had cancer, she didn’t know who to turn to for help. Last year, Katherine was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer, a rare nose and throat cancer that originated in her tonsils and spread to her lymph nodes. Her sore throats and consistent coughing turned out to be more than just a cold that wouldn’t go away, and an MRI used for the diagnosis revealed cancers in her underarm and breasts as well.

“It completely put me in a tailspin,” Katherine said. “When you have cancer, you don’t want your medical bills to be a problem. But they are.” Luckily, Katherine was connected with Kristi Shaffer, an Oncology Social Worker with Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center at North Colorado Medical Center. Shaffer helped Katherine apply for various grants and financial aid, one of which was a grant from the North Katherine Kloberdanz Colorado Medical Center Foundation’s Patient Support Funds. The grant Katherine was awarded helped pay for one month of rent.

Katherine, known to most others by her nickname, K2, resides in Greeley, but doesn’t have any other relatives who live in town. She remembers not wanting to be a burden to her sisters who lived in nearby cities, and she knew chemotherapy would be expensive and timeconsuming. She was afraid to ask for help from her own family — let alone from outside sources or support groups. Cancer changed Katherine’s life forever. Unfortunately, life doesn’t wait for cancer, and she knew that.

Katherine’s feelings of uncertainty and hopelessness are feelings many cancer patients experience after being diagnosed. Things that often go unnoticed are suddenly at the forefront of your mind: Am I going to live? How will this impact my ability to work? What will happen to my family? How am I going to pay for my medical treatments?

Though it may seem like a small gesture, the grant had a huge impact. It allowed her to stay in her Greeley home, focus on her medical care, and gave her peace of mind that helped in her healing. “Without the help from that grant, I probably wouldn’t still be here today,” she said.

About NCMC Foundation’s Patient Support Funds Many patients seek financial assistance while receiving treatment for cancer or other serious medical conditions. Other grants tend to focus strictly on medical expenses, Shaffer explained, but the Patient Support Funds are used toward everyday living expenses. This allows patients extra breathing room to use their money toward medical bills instead. “These funds are so vital to our friends, family, and neighbors in this community,” said Kyle Holman, President and CEO of the NCMC continued on the following page 3


Changing Lives with Help from Our Donors continued Foundation. “Imagine undergoing something as devastating as chemotherapy and radiation treatments, making you unable to work and support your family. Now, you are being faced with all the added stress of compounding living expenses and even possible loss of housing — all while fighting for your life.” NCMC Foundation donations are used toward eight established Patient Support Funds, and patients can use these funds for needs including mortgage or rent payments, utility bills, counseling services, and other hardships such as transportation, clothing, and food. Patients are always able to apply for Patient Support Funds, and Shaffer said the NCMC Foundation provides an amazingly fast turnaround. For example, a patient who applies for financial assistance from these funds could receive a check in one to two weeks after being awarded the grant. “That’s very unheard of,” she said. “No one plans to get cancer — it can happen to any of us. By offering these types of financial assistance, the NCMC Foundation is helping out both individuals and their community.”

How These Funds Support Community Members in Need During 2018, the NCMC Foundation provided nearly $115,000 in support through grants to over 400 patients. Proceeds from the 2020 NCMC Foundation Gala will benefit these vital Patient Support Funds. “Funds used from these grants can save a person’s life,” Shaffer said. “We’ve been able to keep the lights on for our patients or keep their water running.” “The grants help people stay on their treatment course and play a huge role in their success,” she continued. “Patients who are worried about their finances often don’t adhere to their treatment plans by deciding not to fill a prescription or formula because they can’t afford it and need to put their money toward other bills.” 4

NCMC Foundation Patient Support Funds

There are several Patient Support Funds established at the NCMC Foundation that provide financial assistance to individuals receiving treatment for cancer or other serious medical conditions. Proceeds from the 2020 NCMC Foundation Gala will benefit these vital grants: Breast Cancer Patient Support Fund

Used by breast cancer patients for household expenses, transportation, counseling, and massage therapy. This fund also pays for mammograms, diagnostic services, and other procedures for underinsured women.

Good Neighbor Fund

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 Fund

Used to provide patients with wigs, hats, turbans, and other accessories.

Kent McConnell Memorial Oncology Fund

Used by cancer patients for household expenses, transportation, counseling, and massage therapy.

Marty L. Wakefield Founder’s Fund

Used by burn center patients for household expenses, transportation, counseling, massage therapy, prescription medications, and other approved expenses.

Old Chicago MOvember Prostate and Testicular 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, camisole 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. To make a donation to the NCMC Foundation Patient Support Funds or purchase a ticket for the 31st Annual NCMC Foundation Gala, set for January 25, 2020, go to www.ncmcfoundation.org.


Changing Lives with Help from Our Donors continued Katherine is one of many grateful patients whose life was changed by the Patient Support Funds. With 35 straight days of radiation treatment and several follow-up appointments, she had no time to work while receiving care for her cancer. One month’s rent payment helped keep her in her home of seven years. Without it, she said she would have been evicted. “I knew that if I was going to live, I needed to be willing to ask for help,” she said. “I’m grateful I did. I’m kicking cancer’s butt now!” Holman concluded: “We are so thankful to our donors who support our most vulnerable patients. It allows the NCMC Foundation to have a major impact on our community.”

Katherine Kloberdanz prepares to ring the bell following her final radiation and chemotherapy treatments.

Martial Arts Student Fulfills a Mission Eric Kramer is not your he planned to purchase average 12-year-old. When with funds raised. He tasked with a project, he worked hard to fulfill his went above and beyond to mission, which included make a difference in the handmaking several lives of others. As part of his tie blankets himself! Junior Black Belt training With the help of his at Kaizen IBBA of Fort family, he traveled to Collins, Eric was required to North Colorado Medical complete a community service Center to present the project. He wanted to find an NCMC Foundation organization he believed in with the donation that Eric Kramer with the many care items he donated and learn how he could help included specially made to the NCMC Foundation to support cancer patients receiving chemotherapy treatment through the others. His mother, April, tie blankets, peppermint Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center at NCMC. reached out to the North candies (to help with Colorado Medical Center the metallic taste of the Foundation inquiring how Eric could help provide medication), unscented Chapstick, socks, crossword support to cancer patients. Kristi Shaffer, Oncology puzzles, and word searches. Social Worker with the Banner MD Anderson When asked what it meant for him to give this Cancer Center at North Colorado Medical Center, donation, he shared, “No one should have to have provided a list of helpful items that offer comfort cancer and I wanted to help people in need.” His for patients receiving chemotherapy treatments. family was very supportive of his mission and Over the course of several weeks, Eric reached out strongly encouraged his efforts. to family and friends, collecting contributions and Thank you to Eric for his kindness and generosity to raising awareness about these special care items help others. His hard work is sincerely appreciated!

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Hospital Sale – Questions & Answers In October, the NCMC, Inc. Board of Directors executed the sale of North Colorado Medical Center and all the assets within the hospital to Banner Health. With this news, various questions have been asked about how this impacts the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation. We asked Kyle Holman, President and CEO of the NCMC Foundation, a series of questions regarding the sale and how that affects the NCMC Foundation’s efforts. Is the NCMC Foundation now part of Banner Health? No. The NCMC Foundation has always been and will remain a stand-alone 501(c)3 organization, operating with its own board of directors and staff. The NCMC Foundation was established in 1975, long before Banner Health was operating the hospital or even in the Northern Colorado area.

Will the NCMC Foundation still raise money for the hospital? By the nature of how our funds are held, we will continue to support the North Colorado Medical Center. Many of our funds are restricted to use at the hospital due solely to donor intent. Moving forward, the NCMC Foundation still plans on raising money to support the hospital, its specialty departments and NCMC employees. Our future relationship with Banner Health will still need to be defined, but I am confident we are valued by Banner, and our work with the hospital will continue. Another aspect of this question is what do our donors want to see? For example, we have a long history of fundraising for “bricks and mortar,” medical equipment, and clinical education. With Banner Health now owning the hospital and the assets, will our donors shift what they want to support at the hospital or is this still a priority for them? That’s yet to be determined and we are always looking for feedback from our donors. I do want to emphasize that if a donor gives a gift with the intention of their donation being

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used in a specific area or way at the hospital, our code of ethics dictates it will be used with donor intent as our first and foremost guide. That will never be in contention.

How will the sale of the hospital change the NCMC Foundation? It’s an exciting time for the NCMC Foundation. We really have an opportunity here to define what direction we want to go as a community asset. Our Board of Directors will be meeting a lot in the coming months about the direction and mission of the NCMC Foundation. I can say with certainty the Board of Directors (made up of community members) is dedicated to impacting healthcare through philanthropy in our community, and great things are in store for the NCMC Foundation and the community.

What does the formation of The Weld Trust mean for the NCMC Foundation? The Weld Trust (formerly NCMC, Inc.) and the NCMC Foundation share a long history together. Moving forward, the intent is to work closely together for the benefit of the community. This has been a mutually beneficial relationship for years and it can become even more so in years to come.

What happens to the money I donated? This is the easiest question I have been asked through this process. The answer: Exactly what you intended your money to accomplish when you donated it. Donor intent is our principle guide when utilizing money or assets gifted to the NCMC Foundation.


Can I still donate to the hospital? Absolutely. You can give to the NCMC Foundation Unrestricted Fund which goes to the area of greatest need, or to a specialty area you feel strongly about giving back to at the hospital.

Does the money I donate still stay in Greeley? The NCMC Foundation exists solely for the benefit of the greater Greeley community. We support programs such as the Heart Safe City Program, Curtis Strong Center for the Visually Impaired, Monfort Children’s Clinic, and a few others that stretch beyond Greeley’s borders, but our purpose remains enhancing healthcare in the greater Greeley area. Yes, your money stays here and benefits your community.

What happens to all the nursing scholarships the NCMC Foundation awards?

the nursing scholarships that have been established with us through generous donors. Nothing changes with regards to nursing or any other clinical education scholarships.

What will happen to the Gala and other NCMC Foundation special events? The NCMC Foundation will continue to produce all the events we currently do. That includes the annual Gala, Western States Burn Center Golf Classic, NCMC Foundation Golf Tournament, Double Barrel Blast Sporting Clays Tournament, and Turkey Trot.

Will the NCMC Foundation continue to offer free estate planning services? Yes, our free estate planning service will remain a benefit we offer to the community. We very much value this service and our relationship with individuals from Thompson & Associates, who will of course continue to protect confidentiality of clients.

The NCMC Foundation will continue to administer

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31st Annual Legacy Award Honorees:

Frank and Kay Sherman Charity, compassion, and kindness live in the DNA of Frank and Kay Sherman. The couple has always believed in the importance of giving back to their community, and for the last decade, Northern Colorado has been fortunate to be their main focus.

“Everybody has a breast cancer story,” Frank explained. “We love seeing how giving community members are on this day. It’s a reminder that your neighbors have got your back, and they’re willing to do what they can to help you fight this deadly disease.”

Surprised and humbled by receiving this year’s Legacy Award from the NCMC Foundation, the couple said Frank and Kay Sherman they have never donated for recognition. They give back because it’s the right thing to Through their efforts at the Human Bean, which do — for their employees, for their customers, and they co-own, they’ve raised more than $350,000 for their neighbors. for cancer research, a sum split between the North “It’s not us, it’s the community. We’re simply the Colorado Medical Center Foundation and another conduits,” Frank said. “Our entire lives, we’ve local healthcare foundation. The funds are raised believed you do things for something bigger than through “Coffee for a Cure Day,” which is held just yourself.” each year in October at all 10 of their Human Bean Outside of their lives at the Human Bean, the locations. Every penny made by the Human Bean couple said they’re “part-time grandparents.” that day is donated to the foundations. Family is very important to them, and they enjoy Their commitment to helping others is one of the spending as much time as they can with their three many reasons Frank and Kay are being honored children and their spouses, Katie and John, Warren as the 2020 NCMC Foundation Legacy Award and Heather, and Wilson and Kelly, as well as recipients. They are the 31st recipients of this their seven adorable grandchildren: Ridley, Jasper, award, which is given annually to an individual, Thomas, Kaitlyn, Nova, Lily, and Ella; ranging in organization, or family for their distinguished ages 1 through 10. They often travel from coast to service and leadership in healthcare philanthropy coast to see the little ones they love. in the community. The couple will be honored “We haven’t missed a birthday yet!” they said for their generosity in January at the NCMC proudly. Foundation Gala. “We can’t imagine going through life any different,” Frank said humbly. “We have a heart for our community. Helping those around us is something we’ve done our entire lives.”

“We are so grateful for the Shermans,” said Kyle Holman, NCMC Foundation President and CEO. “I can guarantee they don’t know the magnitude of their generosity and what it has meant to cancer patients and their families in our community.”

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Cancer research, specifically breast cancer research, is dear to the couple’s hearts. It’s a disease that affects everyone to some degree, including those who work for the Human Bean, those close to Frank and Kay, and many others across the region.

The couple has lived in Northern Colorado since 1998, but are originally from Tennessee, and have maintained their charming Southern accents. Married for 47 years, they prioritize involvement in their church and are always finding ways to enhance their community, keeping philanthropy at top of mind. Always modest, Frank and Kay summarized their contributions to the NCMC Foundation in one simple sentence: “We just try to do our part.”


NCMC Employees Make a Difference! The 2019 Better Together Employee Campaign concluded August 30 with over $58,000 contributed by North Colorado Medical Center employees to the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation and United Way of Weld County! Employees were able to donate through a pledge, cash, check, credit card, or donate PTO hours. This year, employees donated 320 hours, which totaled $5,200 of the overall campaign total!

North Colorado Medical Center employees enjoying the “Bee a Donor…it’s all The Buzz” breakfast treats to celebrate the employee giving campaign.

Several fun events were held as part of this year’s “Bee a Donor… it’s all The Buzz” fundraising campaign, including an auction for a premier parking space, prize drawings, including several fun themed gift baskets, and a breakfast with honey yogurt and honey buns! Campaign staff and volunteers also rounded to the various departments throughout the hospital and offsite locations to distribute squeezable stress bees, chip clips, and campaign-themed snacks. 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 facility improvements, department specific needs, continuing education opportunities for staff, and scholarships for the education of future health professionals. United Way

of Weld County funds programs and provides services that help thousands of people in Weld County in the areas of health, education, and financial stability. Their focus is to invest in the future success of our children, partner to address homelessness, and live healthy lifestyles. 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.

Breakfast treats and squeezable stress bees await staff members during one of the employee campaign events.

Foundation staff members 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 call Diana Wood at 970-810-2687.

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29th Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic Raises Over $70,000 The North Colorado Medical Center Foundation hosted the 29th Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic on September 19 at the Eaton Country Club. A beautiful fall day greeted nearly 300 golfers, sponsors, and volunteers who participated in one of the region’s most popular golf outings. The all-day golfing event provided two flights, with an awards ceremony following play. The event was sold out for the 10th consecutive year and raised over $70,000 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, occupational, 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. Proceeds from the Golf Classic have been used to purchase state-ofthe-art medical equipment, specialty garments, facemasks, and accessories for underinsured burn patients, and to provide continuing education. In 2018, the WSBC treated over 100 inpatients and had over 800 outpatient visits. There are 123 specialized burn care centers in the United States, and we are the only rural regional burn program in Colorado. Burn patients from Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, and other western states are transported to the Burn Center at North Colorado Medical Center for treatment. In addition to the proceeds generated from the WSBC Golf Classic, the Knights of Swallows — an oil and gas-related charitable group — hosted their 29th annual golf tournament at Fox Hill Country Club in Longmont. They presented the WSBC with contributions totaling $36,000 supporting the burn center fund. Since 1991, the KOS have contributed over $565,000 to support the WSBC.

Janelle Shable excitedly waits to see if her putt goes in!

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Morning Flight: First Place Team: Pro Oilfield Inspection – Coleman Hogan, Mark Krause, Chad Lounsbury, and Jimmy Morello Second Place Team: Flatirons Drilling Team 1 – Scott Coppersmith, Marv Klein, Steve Olson, and Dan Overton Third Place Team: Liberty Oilfield Services – Troy Alsobrook, Phil Bourgeois, Troy Omsberg, and Mark Palmer

The Blackeagle Energy Services crew provided all types of beef jerky to fuel the golfers for the day!

Afternoon Flight: First Place Team: Jacam Catalyst Oilfield Services – Boomer Hyle, Matt Jones, Lance Speck, and Andy Sperl Second Place Team: C&J Energy Services – Chris Eberle, Chuck Klosterman, Paul Novotny, and Ken Young Third Place Team: MDLI Services – Jill Angelo, Brittany Casetta, Desi Lopez, and Greg Pickerel

Winner of the Lagoon Chip Shot: Tim Bowers Winner of the Marshmallow Long Drive: Josh Crider

Lagoon Chip Shot

Winner of the Denver Bronco Ticket Drawing: Jon Dorr

2019 TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE

Longest Drive:

Bryan Haubert, Tournament Chair, ProFrac

Hole #4 AM Winner: Milo Twiford Hole #4 PM Winner: Brittany Casetta Hole #14 AM Winner: Justin Rubick Hole #14 PM Winner: Matt Sneddon

Jill Angelo, Noble Energy

Closest to the Pin:

Heath Holloway, Titan Solutions, LLC

Hole #5 AM Winner: Ken Young Hole #5 PM Winner: Tony Ladd Hole #15 AM Winner: Larry Lee Hole #15 PM Winner: Brandon Berrera

Caity Kvamme, Cementer’s Well Service, Inc.

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

Collin Richardson, Richmark

Chris Callaway, Titan Solutions, LLC Dr. Lyndsay Deeter, Western States Burn Center Rebecca Garber, Western States Burn Center

Greg Pickerel, Noble Energy Craig Rasmuson, SRC Energy Jim Reagan, Liberty Oilfield Services Billie Varndell, Blackeagle Energy Services Diana Wood, Tournament Director, NCMC Foundation Development Program Director

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29th Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic continued

Great Western Petroleum – Philip Hancock, Susan Fakharzadeh, Tim Musgrave, Zeb Wells

Francis Royalties – Matt Jones, Nick Francis, Mike Smits, Brian Bobier

SRC Energy – David Pennington, Justin Rubick, Todd Annable, Lane Lund

Summit Oilfield Services – Aaron Luders, Zac Matteson, Jeremy Ehardt, Jeremiah Bullard

Ensign – Steve Rice, Tony Romero, Phillip Alvarado

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AlloSource – Ian Fischer, Greg Cavil

TRRSI – Josh Crider, Matt Larkin, Aaron Ruder


29th Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic continued

Hitting a golf ball with a tennis racket is much more difficult than it looks.

Golfers enjoyed being able to pick up a variety of colorful hats at the Silverline Services tent.

NCMC, Inc. – Bob Hutson, Brad Lorenger, Tom Grant

NCC COGA – Jim Reagan, Chad Buffington, Mac McFarling, Emily Kincaid

Flotek – Pieter Tackenberg, James Lloyd, Joel Suther, Rick Vogel

Naill Services, Inc. – Jake Pierce, Matt Langford, Kenny Naill, Chad Grube

Expedition Water Solutions – Jim Goddard, Gretchen Goddard, Laura Doughty, Craig Fries

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29th Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic continued

Titan Solutions, LLC – Jason Reese, Kristi Buescher, Heath Holloway, Jaron Young

Reck Flyers – Matt Reck, Zac Wagner, Tanner Tateyama, Kyle Holman

Basic Energy Services – Nate Comanchero, Joe Sanders, Megan Barnes, Randy Farmer

Noble Energy – Eric Emery, Aaron Luders, Amanda Peif, AJ Paine

ProFrac – Austin Hostetler, Milo Twiford, Bryan Haubert

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Swing batta batta, swing!

Legendary snacks such as grilled jalapeño peppers and cold drinks were items golfers could enjoy at the Liberty Oilfield Services tent.


29th Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic continued

Western States Fire Protection – Steve Orrechio, Gary Cantwell, Keith Froelich

Golfers are always in for a treat when Titan Solutions is grilling.

The Truck City tent was a great place to stop for a cold drink on a hot day!

HighPoint Resources – Jake Daggett, Brian James, Brett Paben, Bradley Getchell

NGL Water Solutions – Eli Gordon, Naomi Tooley, Rusty Rauman, Dan Garcia

Banner Medical Group – Dan Dennie, Jerry Lewis, Scott McPherson, Gene Haffner

Volunteers – Michelle Yankowski, Kari Walton, Bill Cahill, Heather Schminke

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Knights of Swallows Raise $36,000 for the Western States Burn Center with Annual Golf Tournament On October 25, members of the Knights of Swallows Golf Tournament Committee presented the Western States Burn Center with a check for $36,000 from proceeds raised at their 29th Annual Knights of Swallows Golf Tournament held on August 12 at Fox Hill Country Club in Longmont. The Knights of Swallows is a group of oil and gas industry-based individuals who have made a special mission to raise funds to benefit the Western States Burn Center at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. “We have formed a partnership with the Western States Burn Center over the years, and I am very proud of our accomplishments in raising money for the burn unit,” said Jerry Clinkscales, Knights of Swallows Founding Member. “We are happy to be able to work with a very nice group of people.”

Allison Bruce Miller, NCMC Foundation, and Kristin Stockton, Occidental Petroleum, enjoy the beautiful day at the 29th Annual Knights of Swallows Golf Tournament.

The funds generated will be used to help purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment, specialty burn garments, and facemasks for burn patients, as well as other accessories for underinsured patients. These funds also help to provide continuing education for the burn staff and other medical professionals who work with burn patients.

Willie Nettles, Scott Hayden, and Shane Klier from Balon Valves cook their world-famous bratwurst sandwiches at the tournament. Willie and Scott have been participating in the Knights of Swallows Golf Tournament since its inception in 1990.

“We are thankful beyond words for the dedication and hard work of the Knights of Swallows golf tournament committee for organizing this tournament, and the support the oil and gas industry provide to us year after year,” said Dr. Lyndsay Deeter, WSBC Medical Director. “Their loyalty and giving spirit allow us to ensure our patients’ needs are taken care of during their hospital stay, into their rehabilitation, and discharge home.”

NCMC Foundation and Western States Burn Center staff, along with members of the Knights of Swallows, at the check presentation supporting the Western States Burn Center. (Left to right) Allison Bruce Miller, NCMC Foundation; Chris Tooley, Knights of Swallows Golf Tournament Chairman, Noble Energy; Rebecca Garber, Nurse Practitioner, Western States Burn Center; Keith Wakefield, Wood; Jerry Clinkscales, Founding Committee Member (front center); Kristin Stockton, Occidental Petroleum; Dr. Lyndsay Deeter, Medical Director, Western States Burn Center.

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Former Burn Patient Says Thank You Greeley resident Ben Helzer, 38, communicated a heartfelt message when he recently visited the Western States Burn Center at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley: Thank you. Ben, along with his family, delivered several gifts to support patient care at the burn center and reconnected with the staff who took care of him. In 2015, Ben suffered burns on over 40 percent of his body and inhalation burns following an industrial accident. He was hospitalized at NCMC for four weeks, and spent an additional three weeks in a rehabilitation hospital in Loveland.

Ben Helzer, and his wife, Annie DeJohn, (center) with Western States Burn Center staff (left to right) Beth Meglin, RN; Edwin Garcia, MD; Rebecca Garber, NP; and Lyndsay Deeter, MD. Ben displays one of the donated iPads along with Dr. Garcia, who is displaying one of the donated Boogie electronic writing pads.

Throughout his recovery, which is ongoing, Ben has endured skin grafts, rehab, surgeries, and setbacks. To date, he has had over 30 medical procedures. Also, the inhalation injuries meant Ben needed a tracheotomy — an incision in the windpipe — to allow him to breathe. Complications with this caused him to lose his voice for 14 months and to need multiple Ben Helzer, a former patient at Western States complicated Burn Center at North Colorado Medical Center, surgeries to hugs Meghan Hoyle, his occupational therapist. repair the damage. Ben met with a world-leading airway specialist at the University of Cincinnati Medical

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Center for surgery to repair his larynx. He spent two years traveling to and from Cincinnati to have his airway rebuilt by a team of specialists. At the start of 2019, much of the wounds to Ben’s body had healed, but the airway opening remained. After having the trach removed, the hole was scarred open and prevented Ben from being able to do things he enjoyed including swimming and talking normally. That changed in May 2019 when the tracheotomy hole was closed through another surgery that removed his scar tissue, sealing the area and giving him back his voice. While Ben has made great strides throughout his healing journey, the effects of his accident will be life-long. “We’ve come full circle now,” said Rich Helzer, Ben’s father, to the group assembled in the burn center recently. “It’s all good.” Ben’s mother, Kristi Helzer, said Greeley rallied around the family after the accident. At the time, Rich delayed retirement to help pay for Ben’s care, and Kristi became Ben’s full-time caregiver. When donations came to help with costs, the family set them aside.


Former Burn Patient Says Thank You continued Now, it’s time to give back, Rich said. The family donated 60 LCD Boogie Boards (electronic writing tablets), three iPads, and $400 to be used for transfer sheets that help in moving patients. The idea for the Boogie Boards came from Ben’s experience using one after his larynx surgery. The hospital staff in Cincinnati gave him a Boogie Board where he could write a message, push a button, and the message would disappear so he could write something else. The iPads and transfer sheets are needs the family noticed when Ben was hospitalized. “This is our ‘thank you’ to you,” Rich said. Ben added that the compassionate care he received at NCMC sped up his healing process, and he thinks very highly of the many members of the medical staff who helped him throughout his time in the Western States Burn Center.

Ben Helzer, and his wife, Annie DeJohn, (left) demonstrate one of the Boogie Board electronic writing pads to Western States Burn Center staff members Lyndsay Deeter, MD, and Rebecca Garber, NP.

“Seeing you happy with your family is the best ‘thank you’ for us,” said Dr. Lyndsay Deeter, Medical Director for Western States Burn Center.

Donation to Support Breast Cancer Patient Support Fund Hannah Lobato, a local LuLaRoe Fashion Retailer, feels passionately about helping others. During the months of September and October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Hannah donated a percentage of the proceeds from her LuLaRoe sales, along with additional contributions received, reaching a total of $1,000! In addition to the financial gift, she also donated several items of LuLaRoe breast cancer designed clothing. She recently visited the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation to present the contribution in support of the Breast Cancer Patient Support Fund. The funds will provide screenings through mammograms, diagnostic services, and biopsies, as well as provide grant assistance for basic living expenses to qualifying individuals undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Thank you, Hannah, for being a great partner and supporting our community through your generosity!

Amy Gomez and Diana Wood (left) accept the contribution from Hannah Lobato, LuLaRoe Fashion Retailer, to support the Breast Cancer Patient Support Fund at the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation.

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NCMC Foundation Thanks Volunteers With Coffee and Donuts

Frank Stepp (left) and Kyle Holman (right) speak with several NCMC Volunteers.

The North Colorado Medical Center Foundation hosted an event to thank NCMC Volunteers and to answer questions regarding the sale of North Colorado Medical Center to Banner Health. Frank Stepp with Thompson & Associates was also on hand to answer any estate planning questions and to discuss why estate planning is so vital in today’s world.

What can the estate planning process do for you?

What this planning process will not include:

• Provide you with a free comprehensive estate plan, which would typically cost thousands of dollars.

•Charging you a fee.

• Provide the opportunity to review your current will or estate plan. • Help clarify your values and quantify your assets. • Educate you about your options and provide you with recommendations.

•Selling you any products or services. •Managing your money. •Drafting your documents. •Divulging your information. •Obligating you in any way.

• Assist you with implementation and work with your professional advisors to accomplish your goals.

If you are interested in meeting with Frank Stepp, please contact Kyle Holman to schedule an appointment at kyle.holman@bannerhealth.com or 970-810-2441.

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Flutterby Re/Max Momentum Supports Western States Burn Center Flutterby representatives gather for the Ale Tapping event at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Westminster. (Left to right) Alison Boonstra, Jennifer Markham-Gallegos, Brad Willems, Allison Dahlin, Troy Hageman, Aryn Lallas, Yvette teVelde, Erika Hageman, Kelly Fitzgerald (not pictured: Michelle Dent-Jackson)

On September 17, Flutterby, a nonprofit organization powered by Re/Max Momentum, held an Ale Tapping including a “Dining to Donate” event at the Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Westminster to support the Western States Burn Center at North Colorado Medical Center. Flutterby was established with the specific desire to partner with and support other local nonprofits, as well as those on a national level. “Flutterby feels strongly about raising money to help the Western States Burn Center,” Flutterby

President Allison Dahlin said. “We truly believe in the care given to the patients and knowing that we have helped in some way.” The NCMC Foundation and the Western States Burn Center are grateful to everyone involved in this great event and for the support Flutterby has provided to the WSBC over the years! A check presentation will take place in late December announcing the funds generated from the event.

Texas Roadhouse Supports Western States Burn Center In conjunction with the Western States Burn Center Golf Classic, which took place on September 19 at the Eaton Country Club, Texas Roadhouse in Greeley offered a four-night fundraiser for the burn center. Ten percent of food sales by patrons who had prior knowledge of the fundraiser (by presenting a paper flyer or electronic copy) were donated to the Western States Burn Center at North Colorado Medical Center. Thank you, Greeley Texas Roadhouse, for being a great community partner and supporting the burn center!

Cayti Weber, Legendary Store Marketer at Greeley’s Texas Roadhouse (center holding check), recently visited the Western States Burn Center to present a check for $90 from the WSBC “10% Donation Night” held September 30, October 1, 2, and 3 at the Greeley location. (Left to right) Diana Wood, NCMC Foundation; Cayti Weber, Texas Roadhouse; Julia Boyd, RN Director, WSBC; Dr. Lyndsay Deeter, Medical Director, WSBC; Bonnie Feilmeier, RN, Trauma Services Coordinator.

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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 2020: The Mildred S. Hansen Nursing Program Scholarship is awarded annually to a nontraditional 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 (UNC). This two-year scholarship covers the cost of instate tuition, books, fees, and a stipend for living expenses. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen. 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 payment of tuition up to $1,500 per semester for up to five semesters. Recipients of this scholarship are encouraged to work for the North Colorado Medical Center upon completion of their degree. The Belle Marquand 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.

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 22

College Dual Enrollment Nursing Program in conjunction with UNC and seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. Applicant must agree to apply for a registered nurse position at NCMC upon completion of degree. For every six months of employment at NCMC, $1,000 of the loan will be forgiven. Recipient is not guaranteed employment. If no position is available within 60 days of graduation, the loan is forgiven in full. 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 an 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. Applicant must have been accepted into an accredited nursing school program. This award serves to recognize an individual making an important contribution to NCMC while simultaneously pursuing a nursing degree.

NCMC Volunteers Scholarship is available to assist any resident of Weld County in obtaining certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) through the Nurse Aide Certification program 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. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen. The USA Scholarship was established to offer an NCMC employee (or spouse, child, or grandchild) who is a current or former employee at NCMC and has worked at least 90 days in an environmental services position the opportunity to further or complete their education through courses at a community college, technical school, or accredited university. Applicant must have one semester of post-high school credit.


NCMC Foundation Scholarships continued NCMC Foundation Surgical Tech Scholarship* is available to individuals who meet the prerequisite requirements and have been accepted into a Surgical Technology program through courses offered at an accredited Coloradobased community college or technical institute to obtain an Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology Degree. This scholarship provides payment of tuition up to $1,250 per semester and reimbursement of books for two semesters. Recipients of this scholarship are encouraged to work for NCMC upon completion of their degree. *Application due date extended to July 1, 2020.

NCMC Foundation Awards 2019 Surgical Technology Scholarships The 2019 recipients are:

Meghan Rold of Evans

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 (NCFM) who reflects a deep commitment to family medicine. Recipients are chosen through an internal process by NCFM representatives. 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 NCFM. Recipients are chosen through an internal process by NCFM representatives. 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 winning team shares a grant to be used for continuing education. Application is circulated via email to NCMC staff and due by Friday, March 13, 2020.

Stephen Zonnefeld of Fort Collins

Both Meghan and Stephen are attending Aims Community College.

Scholarship applications must be submitted by Friday, March 13, 2020. The application can be found at www.ncmcfoundation.org. Please contact Diana Wood, Development Program Director, at diana.wood@bannerhealth.com for additional information regarding the NCMC Foundation scholarship program.

As part of its ongoing commitment to health education, the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation awards approximately $90,000 annually in scholarships to individuals in the community and employees at North Colorado Medical Center. To date, the NCMC Foundation has provided scholarships to more than 155 students seeking a career in healthcare.

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Greeley Stampede and Ranack Cares Foundation Assist NCMC Patients

Representatives from the Greeley Stampede Committee and Ranack Cares Foundation present a check for $25,000 to support the North Colorado Medical Center Breast Cancer Patient Support Fund through the NCMC Foundation. (Left to right) Kent Heckel, Greeley Stampede; Chad Sanger, Greeley Stampede; Justin Watada, Greeley Stampede; Sharon Shirack, Ranack Cares Foundation; Alan Rankin, Ranack Cares Foundation; Mary Dickinson, RN, NCMC Breast Center Patient Educator; Shawn Mills, Greeley Stampede; Dan Dennie, Greeley Stampede.

Greeley Stampede Committee members, along with representatives from the Ranack Cares Foundation, attended a recent hospital leadership meeting to present the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation with a check totaling $25,000 in support of the NCMC Breast Cancer Patient Support Fund. Mary Dickinson, Senior Manager for the Northern Colorado Breast Center, accepted the contribution. “The Greeley Stampede and the Ranack Cares Foundation really came through for the community this year,” said Kyle Holman, NCMC Foundation President and CEO. “They raised $25,000 that will go a long way for cancer patients in our region. Thank you to Greeley Stampede Committee, staff, and volunteers for your support, as well as putting on the

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region’s largest event. Thank you to the Ranack family for your continued dedication to cancer patients.” The funds will 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. 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.


NCMC Trunk-or-Treat Celebration This year’s Trunk-or-Treat was a great success! On October 22, staff members from various North Colorado Medical Center departments, including the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation, decorated 38 trunks to pass out candy for the annual Trunk-or-Treat celebration. During the two-hour hospital sponsored event, there were over 1,400 trick-or-treaters that attended. A constant stream of children and their families enjoyed the wonderfully decorated trunks and Halloween fun! Michelle Booren, Administrative Assistant for the NCMC Foundation, decorated a Lego moviethemed trunk for the event. “Trunk-or-treat was a wonderful experience! It was so much fun to decorate a trunk, get dressed up, and see the joy on everyone’s faces as they trick-or-treated,” Michelle shared.

NCMC Foundation’s very own Randie Lieser, dressed as Emmet (left), and Michelle Booren, dressed as Unikitty (right), are ready to hand out candy. Michelle designed and constructed the Lego Village, which was one of 38 trunks for the Trunk-or-Treat event held at North Colorado Medical Center.

Jessica Lieser prepares to hand out candy at her “Zombieland” themed trunk.

The Peanuts gang ready to greet children at the Pumpkin Patch.

(Left to right) Amy Cross, Linda Crespin, Claudia Grimaldo, Rosa Saenz, and Shaya Weinmeister with the Banner Medical Group rolled out the red carpet for trick-or-treaters.

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Credit Union of Colorado Supports NCMC Hospitality House October 14 marked a day of hard work and celebration. Credit Union of Colorado employees from across the state volunteered at local nonprofits in their first annual “Here to Help Day.” Laura Obert, Area Champion for the Credit Union of Colorado’s Community Outreach Committee, helped organize the event. “The goal of the Committee is to assist the organizational efforts in maximizing the positive impact our employees make supporting the communities we serve across the state of Colorado through volunteerism,” Obert said.

Credit Union of Colorado staff members from the Greeley branch present the check from the Credit Union of Colorado Foundation to the NCMC Foundation in support of the NCMC Hospitality House. (Left to right) Kneeling in front: Julie Nackos, Tracy Bilek, Lorenzo Prieto, Mitchel Reuss Middle row: Michelle Murray; Kyle Holman, NCMC Foundation President & CEO; Lou Jones, Hospitality House Coordinator; Shannon Nailor; Laura Obert; Julie Haney Back row: Robbie Hankins, Heather Schuck, Ricky Redfern

The Hospitality House at North Colorado Medical Center was fortunate to be selected as the recipient of services from the staff of the Greeley branch. Their team worked with Lou Jones, Hospitality House Coordinator, and performed light housekeeping and various projects throughout the building. They also donated toiletries, snacks, and necessities for the guest rooms. The Hospitality House is located on the NCMC campus and offers affordable overnight accommodations for families visiting their hospitalized loved ones. In addition to volunteering, the group also took part in a check presentation. The Credit Union of Colorado Foundation awarded a grant totaling $1,500 to the NCMC Foundation, which provides ongoing support of the Hospitality House. This 26

contribution will help support the purchase of needed supplies for guest rooms, upgrade the facility to provide more accommodating services, and update furnishings throughout the building. The Hospitality House provided lodging for over 5,500 nights of sleep to individuals in 2018. These individuals and families benefited from this important service at a time when they needed it most. The NCMC Foundation and NCMC Volunteer department thank the Credit Union of Colorado staff members and the Credit Union of Colorado Foundation for their partnership and are grateful to everyone who participated in the “Here to Help Day.”


The Team in Action!

Laura Obert and Julie Nackos are prepped and ready to go.

Michelle Murray, Lorenzo Prieto, and Mitchel Reuss are ready to get to work.

Donated toiletries, snacks, and necessities for the guest rooms.

Robbie Hankins is pulling double duty.

Ricky Redfern vacuums in style.

Laura Obert and Lou Jones give a high five celebrating “Here to Help Day!�

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NCMC Foundation Awards Over $900,000 in Grants 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:

$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.

$193,555

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

$108,867

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 conditions, 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.

$68,912

for scholarships awarded to individuals pursuing a career in healthcare.

$47,610

for furniture, guest supplies, and remodeling at the Hospitality House.

$28,685

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.

$24,135

to place and maintain automated external defibrillators throughout Weld County as part of the Heart Safe City program.

$20,653

to purchase flight suits and training mannequins for the Med Evac program.

$8,041

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

$6,507

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.

$6,000

for the Paramedic Services Daphne Project offering care to pets involved while responding to emergency calls.

$5,450

for the speaker at the annual cancer conference through the Walter Bain Endowed Lecture Fund.

$4,808

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to purchase toys, games, and movies for the pediatric department through the Lucile Harrison Fund.

$2,654

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

$1,367

for patient education materials as part of the ICD (Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator) support group and diabetes books.

Total $902,244


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

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