Winter 2020 • Volume 10 • Issue 3
Your Support of the Virtual Turkey Trot Can Help Transform Lives . . . . . . . . .
Greeley Resident Gifts $10,000 to Banner Hospice Resource Library in Honor of His Parents. . . . . . . . . 9
38th Annual NCMC Foundation Golf Tournament Raises Over $32,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Knights of Swallows Raise $16,000 for the Western States Burn Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Brought To You By: to benefit Patient Support Funds Easing patient burdens for needs such as living expenses and other hardships while receiving treatment for cancer or other serious medical conditions.
NORTHERN COLORADOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PREMIER FUNDRAISING EVENT
SATURDAY JANUARY 30, 2021 6:00 - 11:00 pm
Honorary Chair | Jean Morrell For sponsorship and underwriting opportunities contact Diana Wood at 970.673.1154, email@example.com or visit our website www.ncmcfoundation.org
In This Issue Letter from Foundation Leadership Recap of events and thank you to donors
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Your Support of the Virtual Turkey Trot Can Help Transform Lives
Cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs benefit from Turkey Trot funds to keep patients alive and healthy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Greeley Resident Donates to Banner Hospice Resource Library in Honor of His Parents
Why Carl and JoAnn Hill decided to make their generous $10,000 gift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
38th Annual NCMC Foundation Golf Tournament Raises Over $32,000
Pictures from the August 3 event at the Greeley Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Knights of Swallows Raise $16,000 for the Western States Burn Center
Proceeds from the 30th Annual Knights of Swallows Golf Tournament. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
NCMC Foundation Golf Tournament Participant Receives Gift For Hole-in-One Shot
Cody Darrington awarded $25,000 car voucher to Ghent Chevrolet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
3rd Annual Double Barrel Blast Sporting Clays Tournament
Event raises $7,000 to benefit Heart Safe City Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
NCMC Foundation Scholarships
Annual scholarships offered totaling approximately $90,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
30th Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic Raises Nearly $40,000
Winners and event photos from the September 17 event at the Eaton Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
NCMC Foundation Awards Over $350,000 in Grants and Scholarships
Grants through the third quarter of 2020 . . . . 35
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2020 NCMC Foundation Board of Directors
Jeff Carlson, CEO
Thomas Grant, Board Chair
Letter from Foundation Leadership Friend of the NCMC Foundation, These times are unprecedented. It’s something that, over the past six months, I’ve heard said time and time again in the media and amongst friends and coworkers. It’s quite an understatement, really. During tough times, it is great to remember all of the things that we do have. In the case of the North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) Foundation, we have a group of supporters who have been unwavering despite everything that is going on, both locally and on the global stage. The NCMC Foundation has had golf tournaments and a clay shooting event that were well attended by you, our friends. We have also had significant donations to our Healthcare Providers Support Fund. Your level of participation and generosity has enabled the NCMC Foundation to continue to positively impact the healthcare in your community, as well as assist individuals with muchneeded support during their healthcare crisis. “If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together.” The Weld County community has needed help during these recent — African Proverb months. Your support has enabled us to be there during this tough time. The board, staff, and healthcare beneficiaries hope you will consider the NCMC Foundation in this end-of-year time of giving and generosity. Listen to your heart and give to the area you feel most passionate about. The NCMC Foundation has numerous giving options listed on the return mail envelope in this edition of True North. Thank you for picking up this issue of True North Magazine. We hope you enjoy reading about the numerous ways the NCMC Foundation has been there for North Colorado Medical Center as well as our community, even through these most trying of times.
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Your Support of the Virtual Turkey Trot Can Help Transform Lives Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs Benefit from Turkey Trot Funds to Keep Patients Alive and Healthy Without the support of the cardiac rehabilitation team at Banner Health North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC), Jose Longoria doesn’t think he’d be alive and moving the way he is today. With a history of heart issues in his family, good heart health was not in his genes. He lost his mother and uncle to heart attacks, so he knew he was at risk too. He just didn’t think it would happen as soon as it did. In 2018, at 39 years old, Jose suffered a heart attack. “I remember thinking I had to say goodbye to my family and that I was going to die,” he said. “My mom and uncle didn’t make it, so I thought I had no chance of making it either.” But he did. He credits his faith for that. After the heart attack, surgeons implanted a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in Jose’s heart, which is a mechanical device he wore everywhere that helped the main pumping chamber of his heart pump blood to the rest of his body. This was when he was initially introduced to the cardiac rehab program at NCMC, of which he graduated and learned how to live with the device in his body. Jose continued to experience several heart problems and, eventually, complications with his LVAD that had him in and out of the hospital. There were some days he felt so sick he could not move. Then one day, he got a phone call from his doctor. “We have a heart for you.” After almost 2 years of waiting on the transplant list for a new, working heart, it was Jose’s turn.
Nate Pearcy, Exercise Physiology Supervisor for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Services at NCMC, works with heart attack survivor Jose Longoria during a session.
He had his heart transplant surgery in February 2020, and shortly thereafter, he started the cardiac rehab program at NCMC again — this time, with a heart that came from a generous organ donor. “Once you get a new organ, your body’s natural instinct is to reject it,” he explained. “After surgery, even just standing up again is hard. It’s a whole new way of living, and the program teaches you how to live in that new way.”
About the Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab Programs at Banner Health North Colorado Medical Center Nate Pearcy, Exercise Physiology Supervisor for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Services at NCMC, plays an active role in assisting patients who go through the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs, including Jose. Both programs consist of 36 sessions, and patients 5
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meet with the rehab team two to three times per week for an hour per session. “They become part of our family,” Pearcy said. “These patients become reliant on our team and trust us to the point where we develop very special relationships. We get to know them so well that we could pick out their electrocardiograms (EKGs) in a lineup.”
general. Learning lifestyle changes can improve patients’ overall health and quality of life, and save lives by preventing future problems. “The end goal is to get people back on their feet, doing the things they enjoy in their life after a significant heart or lung event,” Pearcy said. “A lot of these patients have looked death in the eye, and mortality is a serious thing to them. We give them confidence to do the things they enjoy again.”
People who experience a heart attack, Nate Pearcy, Exercise Physiology procedure, or surgery benefit from Supervisor for the cardiac program. Individuals who Cardiac and benefit from the pulmonary rehab With Jose’s personal experience of Pulmonary Rehab Services at NCMC program are those with chronic lung suffering a heart attack at just 39 disease, such as chronic bronchitis, years of age, he expressed, “If you or a emphysema, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, or loved one ever thinks you’re experiencing a heart interstitial lung disease. attack, don’t wait it out – seek emergency care immediately.” The rehabilitation programs help patients build muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance Change in Action through regular exercise. All patients receive a Paul Pitt has chronic obstructive pulmonary customized program tailored to their ability and disease (COPD) and is a recent graduate of tolerance. NCMC’s pulmonary rehab program. He first “When you are active, your heart and lungs will work harder to supply your tissues and organs with oxygen,” explained Ashlee Kronholm, Exercise Physiologist at NCMC. “Just as exercise can make your muscles stronger, it will also make your heart and lungs stronger.” Ashlee Kronholm, Exercise Physiologist at NCMC
Patients also receive continuing education on topics relevant to their condition. For example, pulmonary patients are taught breathing techniques and how to recognize adverse symptoms, while cardiac patients learn heart-healthy recipes and how their medications work. Without participation in the program, patients can struggle with medication side effects, the aftermath of surgery, or their condition in
noticed mild symptoms of his condition while living in Nashville 15 years ago, but his move in 2016 to the higher altitude in Colorado made them worse. Unhealthy oxygen levels led his pulmonologist to refer him to the program, and after several sessions, Paul noticed he could move and walk more with less shortness of breath. “The issue with COPD is that if you don’t learn how to control it, it’s going to get a lot worse — to the point where you may need a lung transplant,” Paul said. “This program teaches you how to live with your condition and any down-the-road symptoms so that you’re prepared.” Before the program, Paul said he couldn’t walk a block without needing to stop to catch his breath. Now, he can walk continuously for a mile and a half and go up a flight of stairs without needing a break. Most importantly, he can play with his active Border Collie-Shepherd mix, and even picked up singing in his church choir again.
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patients with a sense of community. Doctors and clinicians can help with medical issues but can’t relate to the patient like someone who also has a heart or lung condition can. Being surrounded by others going through similar situations, pushes patients to better themselves and take control of their lives together.
Paul Pitt, who recently graduated from NCMC’s pulmonary rehab program, proudly displays his most recent catch.
“A lot of people don’t realize how everyday things like singing, walking, and eating are tied to your breathing,” Paul said. “I’ve noticed so many improvements in about everything that I do.” Kronholm credited Paul’s consistency and determination for his success in the program. “He didn’t limit himself to exercising just in class,” Kronholm said. “He would participate in regular home exercise and that is important in retaining what you gain. Exercise doesn’t have to be a daunting thing; every little bit helps.” Jose also spoke to how the program changed his life. He started the program on a walker and connected to a breathing machine. Now, he can run a sub-20-minute mile, walk up a few flights of stairs, and lift 20-pound dumbbells without worry. The programs not only teach patients valuable information and how to exercise; they also provide
“I am hoping it’s forward-looking from here on out,” Jose said. “The rehab program provided me with a support system and medical help when I needed it most. I always felt like more than just a patient to Nate and his team. It changed my life.”
How Turkey Trot Funds Play a Role For 23 years, the Turkey Trot event has been a huge contributor of financial resources for the cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs at NCMC. The funds from the annual race go directly to patients who need help paying for their rehabilitation. “Because of the Turkey Trot, we have the ability to provide rehabilitation for patients who would not traditionally be able to afford it, whether for copay or insurance reasons,” Pearcy explained. “I am confident this financial assistance doubles our program’s participation when compared to any other program in the region.” Cost is one of the major factors as to why only about half of all patients who qualify for cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation actually attend a rehab program.
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“When we cover cost, we allow patients to worry about getting better rather than on their finances,” Pearcy said. “The Turkey Trot provides financial alleviation for the people who need to be here and want to be here — but can’t afford it.” By participating in this year’s virtual race, the Greeley community can help to ensure people like Paul and Jose continue receiving the care they need to live the healthiest, strongest lives possible. “Without these programs, people would die,” Jose concluded. “You need someone in the medical field who can build you up again and care for you when you experience something you didn’t plan for. You need someone who knows when you’re having a hard time but also knows when it’s okay to push you. If it weren’t for Nate and his team, I don’t know what would’ve happened to me. And I hope I never have to know.”
Register for this year’s Turkey Trot! The North Colorado Medical Center Foundation and Banner Health NCMC Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Department team will host this year’s virtual race during Thanksgiving week, November 22 – 29. All proceeds from the event benefit these programs to provide financial assistance to patients who otherwise would not be able to participate. For costs and additional details on the race, go to ncmcfoundation.org/event/ncmc-turkey-trot. To register for the race, go to getmeregistered.com and use keyword: NCMC Turkey Trot. This year we are partnering with JustGiving™ so participants can create their own mini fundraising campaign to raise funds for Turkey Trot in honor or memory of a beloved family member or friend. After registration, participants will receive an email from ncmc.foundation@ weldtrust.org with more information about how to set up your own mini campaign. To find out more, visit justgiving.com/campaign/NCMCTurkeyTrot2020 For sponsorship opportunities, contact Allison Miller at 970-539-9481 or email@example.com.
REGISTER ONLINE BY NOVEMBER 20 AND SAVE! ONLINE REGISTRATION Sunday, August 1 – Friday, November 20 (*online registration will close at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 20)
Getmeregistered.com keyword: NCMC Turkey Trot You Pay: $25 per adult, $15 per youth ages 17 & under
Altitude Running 3620 W. 10th Street, Greeley, CO 80634 Saturday, November 1 - Friday, November 20, 2020 (see www.altituderunning.com for store hours or call 970-356-6964)
You Pay: $25 per adult, $15 per youth ages 17 & under (cash or check)
CURBSIDE REGISTRATION AND T-SHIRT PICK-UP
For more information go to ncmcfoundation.org/event/ncmc-turkey-trot or call 970-810-6204
North Colorado Medical Center 1801 16th Street, Greeley, CO 80631 - Entrance #6 Saturday, November 21 – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 22 – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday, November 23 – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 24 – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 25 – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. You Pay: $30 per adult, $20 per youth ages 17 & under (cash, check or credit card)
NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION THIS YEAR DUE TO IT BEING A VIRTUAL RACE WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF A VIRTUAL RACE?
8 / 2K FUN RUN • WALK • NORTH COLORADO MEDICAL CENTER 5K 1801 16th STREET • GREELEY, CO
You will register for the race, pick up a race shirt, and do the race with your friends and family on your own time, in the location of your choosing during the week of Thanksgiving (November 22 – 29). Post your time results and upload photos of your race fun to our site (optional) and receive a completion certificate! Proceeds from the event will benefit the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program which provides financial assistance to patients who otherwise would not be able to participate in the rehabilitation program.
Greeley Resident Gifts $10,000 to Banner Hospice Resource Library in Honor of His Parents Carl Hill’s family has been in Greeley for generations. Hill was born and raised in Greeley, and for all 83 years of his life, it’s been home. He and his wife, JoAnn, have spent decades giving back to the community where they were raised.
Assistance League of Greeley, which aims to serve the unique needs and challenges of the community. Simply put, they loved where they lived.
“It’s wonderful to get to honor their legacy for years Carl Hill Sr. & Dorothy Hill to come,” Carl said. “This is “Everything we’ve done has a great tribute to them and always been for this city,” JoAnn said. “Greeley is everything they’ve done for Greeley.” home and always will be for us.” Carl and JoAnn have hearts made for The couple’s most recent philanthropic philanthropy, supporting several local contribution was a $10,000 gift to the North organizations throughout Colorado Medical Center Foundation to benefit the their lives. Among many Banner Hospice of Northern Colorado Resource other fundraising efforts, Library. The Resource Library offers assistance, Carl was involved in Ducks guidance, and comfort to hospice patients and Unlimited, the Greeley their loved ones, and is an integral tool for those Stampede, and the Boys navigating hospice care. & Girls Clubs of Weld County. JoAnn was active “Banner Hospice has done a wonderful job for our in the Assistance League of Carl & JoAnn Hill friends’ loved ones,” Carl said. “When we found out Greeley, averaging about the library needed to update its materials, we felt 600 hours of volunteer work annually. The couple it was a good cause to support.” was recognized as the Stampede’s grand marshals in 1999 for their compassion and dedication to The library helps families cope with the death Greeley. of a loved one by providing them with free books and resources that focus on guidance and understanding of loss. The Hills’ donation allows for the library to be updated with valuable new resources and technology. The couple hopes it can be a place where families find peace when they lose someone close. Carl made the gift in honor of his parents, Carl Sr. and Dorothy, who the library will be named after and who were both influential figures in the Greeley community. Carl Sr. served as an alderman for Greeley in 1948-49 and as a councilman in 1950-51. He was also heavily involved in other city-related organizations and initiatives. Dorothy had a prevalent role in the
“I’ve always felt that if you’re going to live in a community, you need to give back to it,” Carl said. Now, the Hills are retired, spending their time traveling and visiting family. They’ve been married for 41 years and collectively have six adult children, 13 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Needless to say, it hasn’t been hard for them to stay busy.
We want to give a big “thank you” to Carl and JoAnn for their selfless gift and for putting their community first! 9
Thank You 38th Annual NCMC Foundation Golf Tournament Raises Over $32,000 The 38th annual North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) Foundation Golf Tournament held on August 3 with 8:00 am and 1:30 pm shotgun starts (please note new date was selected due to COVID-19, original date was Monday, June 8) at the Greeley Country Club, raised over $32,000 in net proceeds to benefit the Heart Safe City program. Golfers, sponsors, and volunteers participated in the popular double shotgun scramble. The Heart Safe City designation is a communitywide effort to educate citizens on the dangers of sudden cardiac arrest. Identifying symptoms, learning how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and using automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are major components of the Heart Safe City designation. The Heart Safe City initiative called for the placement of AEDs in public gathering spots throughout our community. These easy-to-use AEDs are equipped with simple step-by-step user instructions and are maintained by LifeMed Safety. In 2013, Greeley became the second city in Colorado to officially earn the Heart Safe City distinction. Since 2013, over 1,000 community members have been trained in CPR through this program, and over 500 AEDs are now in service throughout Weld County. The goal of the Heart Safe City initiative is to continue to raise funds to provide community-wide CPR training and to service the existing AEDs. Taking home top honors from the tournament was the Fortress Development Solutions Team 1 consisting of Craig Rasmuson, Parker Guttersen, Shawn Strohman, and Travis Low. 10
Cody Darrington from Zito Trucking hit a hole-inone late in the morning on Hole #10 measuring 171 yards to win a $25,000 car voucher from Ghent Chevrolet. His team members David Zito, Derek Hawes, and Keaton Whatley, as well as two NCMC Foundation staff members, Randie Lieser and Michelle Booren, witnessed the hole-in-one. The car voucher was presented to Darrington on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm by members of the NCMC Foundation and Ghent Chevrolet. “I want to thank all of the participants and sponsors who once again made this event so successful,” said Allison Miller, NCMC Foundation Development Program Director and Tournament Director for the NCMC Foundation Golf Tournament. “It was a perfect day to golf and the Foundation truly appreciates everyone who came out to support the tournament. It was particularly exciting to have a hole-in-one winner!” 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.
If you are interested in making a donation to the NCMC Foundation, visit www.ncmcfoundation.org.
A big thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers who made the event so successful! All photos courtesy of Juan Leal
TOURNAMENT WINNERS Professional Finance Company Championship Flight Winners: 1st Place and Overall Tournament Winners: Fortress Development Solutions Team 1 2nd Place: Connecting Point 3rd Place: Zito Trucking
Zito Trucking Masters Flight Winners: 1st Place: Home Depot Pro 2nd Place: Bank of Colorado 3rd Place: Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Northern Colorado Speech Therapy Signature Flight Winners: 1st Place: Med Evac 2nd Place: American Eagle Distributing Company, Inc 3rd Place: Positive Outlook Industrial
Cody Darrington hits a hole-in-one on Hole #10 for a $25,000 car voucher!
NCMC Foundation Medalist Flight Winners: 1st Place: Mundt Energy 2nd Place: Northern Colorado Speech Therapy 3rd Place: Banner Health Team 2
Longest Drive in the Fairway: Hole #15 Women’s Winner: Naomi Tooley Hole #15 Men’s Winner: Derek Hofmeister
Closest to the Pin: Hole #2 AM Winner: Cody Darrington Hole #2 PM Winner: Megan Bretti Hole #7 AM Winner: David Zito Hole #7 PM Winner: Greg Tews
Winners of the Championship Flight: Fortress Development Solutions Team 1: Travis Low, Parker Guttersen, Craig Rasmuson, Shawn Strohman
2020 TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE
Hole #16 AM Winner: David Zito Hole #16 PM Winner: Lindsay Ladwig
James Pisaturo – Tournament Chair, First FarmBank
Chip for the Chair Winner: Janine Edsall
Chris Callaway – Titan Solutions, LLC
Hole-In-One Hole #10: Cody Darrington
Dave Bressler – Banner Paramedic Services, Retired Darin Dalton – Banner Paramedic Services Robbie Hankins – Credit Union of Colorado Tiffany Hettinger – Med-Trans Corporation Kyle Holman – NCMC Foundation/The Weld Trust Pam Howes – Med Evac Allison Miller – Tournament Director, NCMC Foundation/ The Weld Trust Masoud Shirazi – Shirazi Benefits Nathan Spruce – Banner Paramedic Services
Looking for that perfect putt!
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Cache Bank & Trust Byron Bateman, Steve Carrico, Jeff Dove, Ryan Koenig
Please go in! Please go in!
Jon from Swire Coca-Cola, USA (far right) anxiously awaits his putt.
NCMC Foundation and Rebecca from Western States Burn Center – Allison Miller, Rebecca Garber, Amy Gomez, Diana Wood, Michelle Booren, Randie Lieser
Cementer’s Well Service, Inc. Nate Kvamme, Chace Nathe, Evan Stewart, Brady Sharp
Banner Health Team 2 Katie Thorne, Kari Holman, Kaitlin Vickers, Rachael Wilson
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Northern Colorado Speech Therapy Travis Pofahl, Darren Stewart, Parker Rand, Sara Williams
First FarmBank Rich Thurley, Robert Behling, James Pisaturo, Cricket Kobza
Cementerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Well Service, Inc. takes a moment to read the green.
Coleman Hogan with Positive Outlook Industrial does a celebratory dance!
Planning for the perfect putt!
Med Evac Isiah Dionne, Brett Machovina, Pam Howes, Harmony Lallo, Sam Solomon
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Well, it was close anyway!
The Weld Trust Brandon Houchens, Adam Wallace
Robbie Hankins from Credit Union of Colorado and Heather Schminke from Banner Health North Colorado Medical Center enjoy volunteering.
NGL Water Solutions Mike Guinn, Rusty Rauman, Naomi Tooley, Dan Garcia
Ghent Chevrolet Lindsay Ladwig, Scott Russell, Jamie Quinones, Janine Edsall
Reck Flyers Craig Wiedeman, Kyle Holman, Chad Schafer, Travis Drinkwine
Zito Trucking Cody Darrington, David Zito, Derek Hawes, Keaton Whatley
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BizWest Wayne Thompson, Megan Bretti, Julie & Rod Constance
Professional Finance Company Andy Gerk, Jeremy Ehardt, Charlie Shoop, Kevin Bland
Connecting Point Brian Silvers, John Barclay, Alan Kraft, Joel Atkinson
Beautiful day on the Greeley Country Club fairway!
Fortress Development Solutions Team 2 Mark McPhee, Kyle Meyers, Bo Winter, Lew Hagenlock
Home Depot Pro John Carr, Tim Warde, Dennis Gierhart, Greg Tews
American Eagle Distributing Co./ Bud Light Banner Health North Colorado Medical Center BizWest Boulder Associates Cementer’s Well Service, Inc. First FarmBank Fortress Development Solutions Ghent Chevrolet HighPoint Resources Mundt Energy Northern Colorado Speech Therapy Professional Finance Company Reck Flyers Shirazi Benefits Swire Coca-Cola, USA The Weld Trust Zito Trucking
GREEN & TEE SPONSORS Adolfson & Peterson Construction Bank of Colorado Banner Health North Colorado Medical Center BBVA Bucklen Equipment Co., Inc. X2 Cache Bank & Trust Connecting Point Fortress Development Solutions Great Western Bank Home Depot Pro Innovest Portfolio Solutions
North Colorado Medical Center Foundation would like to thank the following for their support of the 38th Annual NCMC Foundation Golf Tournament. Over $32,000 in net proceeds will benefit Heart Safe City!
Med Evac NGL Water Solutions DJ Positive Outlook Industrial Spradley Barr Ford Greeley Western States Fire Protection Co.
FAIRWAY SPONSORS First FarmBank The Weld Trust
COURSE PRIZES Cache Bank & Trust Costco - Timnath Coyote’s Southwestern Grill Crumbl Cookies - Greeley Denver Broncos DoubleTree by Hilton Greeley at Lincoln Park Eaton Country Club First FarmBank Greeley Country Club James Salon Johnstown Clothing King Soopers – 10th Street King Soopers – 35th Avenue Med Evac Nutrien Ag Solutions OfficeScapes Safeway - Centerplace Scheels Starbucks – Centerplace Walmart Distribution Center Westlake Wine & Spirits Wilbur’s Total Beverage - Fort Collins
OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS American Eagle Distribution Co./ Budweiser Credit Union of Colorado Crumbl Cookies - Greeley First FarmBank Ghent Chevrolet Swire Coca-Cola, USA The Human Bean Western States Burn Center Winchell’s Donut House – Centerplace
TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE James Pisaturo – Tournament Chair, First FarmBank Dave Bressler – Banner Paramedic Services (Retired) Chris Callaway – Titan Solutions, LLC Darin Dalton – Banner Paramedic Services Robbie Hankins – Credit Union of Colorado Tiffany Hettinger – Med-Trans Corporation Kyle Holman – NCMC Foundation/ The Weld Trust Pam Howes – Med Evac Allison Miller – Tournament Director, NCMC Foundation/The Weld Trust Masoud Shirazi – Shirazi Benefits Nathan Spruce – Banner Paramedic Services
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Knights of Swallows Raise $16,000 for the Western States Burn Center with 30th Annual Golf Tournament
Left to right: Knights of Swallows members Troy Person, Western Midstream; Allison Miller, NCMC Foundation/The Weld Trust; Tim Paterniti, Premier Pipe; Chris Tooley, Tournament Chairman, Noble Energy; Kristin Stockton, Occidental Petroleum; Keith Wakefield, Wood; Randy Farmer, retired
On September 29, members of the Knights of Swallows Golf Tournament Committee presented the Western States Burn Center (WSBC) with a check for $16,000 from proceeds raised at their 30th Annual Knights of Swallows Golf Tournament held on August 17 at Highland Hills Golf Course in Greeley. 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 WSBC at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. To date, the group has raised and donated over $587,000 to the burn center! 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. “The incredible generosity and dedication to our patients by the Knights of Swallows is just amazing,” said Dr. Lyndsay Deeter, WSBC Medical Director. “The amount of good we are able to do for our patients from their hard work and commitment is greatly appreciated. There are no words to thank them all enough.” 17
NCMC Foundation Golf Tournament Participant Receives $25,000 Car Voucher For Hole-in-One Shot On September 24, the NCMC Foundation presented Cody Darrington with a $25,000 car voucher to Ghent Chevrolet in Greeley. Darrington made a hole-in-one shot at the 38th Annual NCMC Foundation Golf Tournament held on August 3, 2020 at the Greeley Country Club. Ghent Chevrolet was a Hole-in-One Sponsor of the $25,000 car voucher on Hole 10 at the tournament. Darrington made the winning play mid-morning to secure the voucher and purchased a new Chevrolet at Ghent. The hole-in-one was witnessed by his teammates with Zito Trucking, David Zito, Derek Hawes, and Keaton Whatley, as well as two NCMC Foundation staff members, Michelle Booren and Randie Lieser. Congratulations Cody!
Ghent Chevrolet employees, including Erick Ghent, Chevrolet Manager (blue shirt on the left), and Tim Ervin, General Manager (far right), along with Diana Wood (green shirt) and Allison Miller (floral shirt) with the NCMC Foundation/The Weld Trust present a $25,000 car voucher to Hole-In-One Winner Cody Darrington, with Zito Trucking (center).Â
New Location The NCMC Foundation offices have moved! We are happy to announce that we are settled into our new shared space with The Weld Trust. The NCMC Foundation is now located on the second floor of The Kress Cinema & Lounge building in downtown Greeley. Our new address is: 815 8th Avenue Greeley, CO 80631
If you would like to visit or to make a donation in person, enter through the doors under The Kress Cinema marquee and take the stairs or elevator to the second floor. Our office hours are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday. We are always happy to see you!
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3rd Annual Double Barrel Blast Sporting Clays Tournament Despite a delay of a few months, the 3rd Annual Double Barrel Blast Sporting Clays Tournament, presented by Fortress Development Solutions, was held on August 28. The event raised $7,500 to benefit the Heart Safe City Program. Participants converged on Longmeadow Game Resort, Clays Club, and Events Center in Wiggins to shoot for a great cause, on what turned out to be a beautiful Friday morning on the plains of Colorado. Participants enjoyed a fun and challenging 100-round sporting clays course that included the goose blind bonus station. The awards program included a great lunch and a slew of raffle prizes, including a grand prize of a $500 Scheels Gift Card, courtesy of Reck Flyers.
1st Place Team – Naill Services, Inc. 2nd Place Team – Reck Flyers 3rd Place Team – Weld County Garage Truck City Top Shot – Jared Mauck If you are interested in receiving information about next year’s Double Barrel Blast, please email Kyle Holman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-373-3426.
Thanks to the generous sponsors of the Double Barrel Blast:
1st Place Team – Naill Services, Inc. Jimmy Phillips, Kenny Naill, Jim Lechman, Jared Mauck
Kyle Pope takes aim as Tony Kern looks on.
2nd Place Team – Reck Flyers Ray Esola, Matt Reck, Jeff Reck, Kyle Holman
Lonnie Knudsen is the lucky winner of the $500 Scheels gift card.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SPONSORED AND PARTICIPATED. The 4th Annual Double Barrel Blast is on the calendar for May 14, 2021. Don’t miss this extremely fun and unique event. 21
3rd Place Team â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Weld County Garage Truck City Tony Kern and Kyle Pope representing for their team. (Not pictured: John Pryor and Brandon Gibson)
NCMC Volunteer Bill Cahill travels in style while lending a helping hand at the event!
Banner Paramedics Group Back row: Lonnie Knudsen, Kevin Rutt, RJ Young, Adam Ferrell, Nathan Spruce, Luke Rae. Front row: Jason Rios, David Goss, Dan Rowland, Darin Dalton.
Jared Mauck was awarded the 2020 Top Shot honor.
Team First FarmBank Dan Allen, Bob Blach, Mike Anderson, Bob Carpio
Teams Fortress Development Solutions 1 and 2 Ben Babyak, Robert Arnold, Mike Aspa, Mack McClung, Tom Bail, Matt Taylor, Cole Orley, Matt Naylor
Team Hensel Phelps Brandon Barber, Dan Johnson, Ryan Eshelman, John Haley
Team Flood and Peterson Aaron Cayce, Jack Shaw, Eric Zurbrigen, Jay Callahan
Team PDC Energy Daniel Preshaw, Brion Hastings, Beau Hastings, Robert Henderson
Team Reck Flyers Jeff Reck, Kyle Holman, Ray Esola, Matt Reck
Team Dalton Nathan Spruce, Dan Rowland, David Goss, Darin Dalton, Luke Rae
Team Naill Services Jared Mauck, Jimmy Phillips, Kenny Naill, Jim Lechman
Team Warehouse Supply Clay Flot, Brandi Hodges, Ryan Evans, Travis Drinkwine
Matt Reck takes aim while Jeff Reck (left) and Ray Esola (right) look on.
Team Weld County Garage Truck City Tony Kern, John Pryor, Brandon Gibson, Rob Rager, Kyle Pope
Station sponsor State Farm Agent - Kaan Inceogluâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s employees Linda Martin and Jacqueline Cooter (left) greeted participants while volunteering at the event. Miles Morgan, Dustin Gettman, and Jon Hoerner (right) with the Weld County Garage Team joined in on the photo.
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 2021: 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 Degree who has met the prerequisite requirements and been accepted in the nursing program, or Master of Science in Nursing Degree, Nurse Practitioner Degree, or other related advanced nursing degrees at the University of Northern Colorado. This twoyear scholarship covers the cost of in-state tuition, books, fees, and a stipend for living expenses. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen. Scholarship does not pay for prerequisite classes. The Nurse Education Tuition Assistance Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree who has met the prerequisite requirements and been accepted into 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. Scholarship does not pay for prerequisite classes. 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 met the prerequisite requirements and 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 26
Practitioner Degree, or other related advanced nursing degrees. Scholarship does not pay for prerequisite classes.
George A. Coleman and Beverly A. Peratino Nursing Scholarship was established by Beverly A. Peratino, RN, in 2014. Scholarship is awarded to an individual who has met the prerequisite requirements and been accepted into the Aims Community College Dual Enrollment Nursing Program in conjunction with the University of Northern Colorado and seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. Applicant must agree to apply for a registered nurse position at North Colorado Medical Center (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 sixty days of graduation, the loan is forgiven in full. Scholarship does not pay for prerequisite classes. The Lily E. Widney Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established in her memory by the family of this long-time Greeley resident and former nurse. This scholarship is available to assist a North Colorado Medical Center (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 met the prerequisite requirements and 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. Scholarship does not pay for prerequisite classes.
NCMC Volunteers Scholarship is available to assist any resident of Weld County in obtaining certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant through the Nurse Aide Certification program offered at Aims Community College. This scholarship, established by the NCMC Volunteers,
NCMC Foundation Scholarships continued includes course tuition, certification testing fee, books, and medical equipment required for course work. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.
(NCFM) who reflects a deep commitment to family medicine. Recipients are chosen through an internal process by NCFM representatives.
The USA Scholarship was established to offer a North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) employee (or spouse, child, or grandchild) who is a current or former employee at NCMC who 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.
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 (NCFM). Recipients are chosen through an internal process by NCFM representatives.
NCMC Foundation Surgical Tech Scholarship* is available to individuals who have met the prerequisite requirements and 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 the North Colorado Medical Center upon completion of their degree. *Application due date extended to July 1, 2021. Scholarship does not pay for prerequisite classes.
David E. Bates, MD Memorial Award was established through memorial contributions from numerous donors in his memory. This award is given annually to one individual completing his or her residency at North Colorado Family Medicine
The Florence Winograd Educational Scholarship was established by Florence in honor of the care her late husband received at North Colorado Medical Center (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 12, 2021.
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 (NCMC). To date, the NCMC Foundation has provided scholarships to nearly 185 students seeking a career in healthcare.
Applications for 2021 scholarships can be found at www.ncmcfoundation.org beginning December 14, 2020. Scholarship applications must be submitted by Friday, March 12, 2021. Applications with missing or incomplete information will not be considered. Please contact Diana Wood, Development Program Director, at email@example.com for additional information regarding the NCMC Foundation scholarship program. 27
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30th Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic Raises Nearly $40,000 The North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) Foundation hosted the 30th Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic on September 17 at the Eaton Country Club. A crisp fall day greeted golfers, sponsors, and volunteers who participated in one of the region’s most popular golf outings. The event provided two flights, with an awards ceremony following play, raising nearly $40,000 in net proceeds for the Western States Burn Center (WSBC). Proceeds from the WSBC Golf Classic have been used to purchase medical equipment, continuing education for WSBC staff, and allows participation at local, regional, and national burn advocacy. Proceeds also fund specialty compression garments, face masks, and accessories for underinsured burn patients treated at the burn center and have assisted families with transportation and other approved expenses. “It was a perfect day for golfing,” said Diana Wood, NCMC Foundation Development Program Director. “Given what a challenging year this has been, we are incredibly grateful for the generosity and support for the burn center.” Over the 30-year history of this tournament, the Foundation has raised nearly $1.3 million in net proceeds.
Providing advanced care for serious burn injuries since 1981, the burn center team includes physicians; a nurse practitioner; physiatrists; nurses; physical, occupation, and respiratory therapists; social workers; dietitians; pharmacists; psychologists; and psychiatrists. In 2019, the WSBC received national verification by the American Burn Association. This is a significant accomplishment involving many hours of work from the multidisciplinary team to demonstrate the high quality of care provided, quality improvement processes, research involvement, and administrative support of the program. The WSBC treated over 100 inpatients and had over 800 outpatient visits last year. It’s the only rural regional burn program in Colorado and one of two verified burn centers in the state. Burn patients from Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, and other western states are transported to the burn center at NCMC for treatment. In addition to the proceeds generated from the WSBC Golf Classic, the Knights of Swallows (KOS) — an oil and gas related charitable group — hosted its 30th annual golf tournament at Highland Hills Golf Course in Greeley. They presented the WSBC with contributions totaling $16,000 supporting the burn center. Since 1991, the KOS have contributed over $587,000 to support the WSBC.
Morning Flight: 1st Place Team: Positive Outlook Industrial – Coleman Hogan, Andrew Meredith, Bobby Taylor, and Jesse Werth 2nd Place Team: Francis Royalties – Jon Arnold, Brian Bobier, Matt Jones, and Mike Smits 3rd Place Team: The Weld Trust – Mike Bond, Tim Brynteson, John Dollarhide, and Frank Stepp
Positive Outlook Industrial Jesse Werth, Bobby Taylor, Coleman Hogan, Andrew Meredith
1st Place Team: Old School Services – Basic Energy Services – Chuck Klosterman, James “Mac” Mcfarling, Cleat Young, and Ken Young 2nd Place Team: American Eagle Distributing Co./ Anheuser Busch – Chase Gillespie, Chuck Grineski, Nathaniel Janes, and Adam Visocky 3rd Place Team: Mundt Energy Services – Jarod Adamson, Bill Mundt, Jose Rodriguez, and Brett Sedustine
Winner of the Lagoon Chip Shot: Scott Jacoby Winner of the Marshmallow Long Drive:
Old School Services Team and Basic Energy Team Cleat Young, Ken Young, James “Mac” Mcfarling, Chuck Klosterman
Longest Drive: Hole #4 AM Winner: Ken Snyder Hole #4 PM Winner: Jeff Reck Hole #14 AM Winner: Nate Kvamme Hole #14 PM Winner: Jeff Reck
Closest to the Pin: Hole #5 AM Winner: Chris Boyd Hole #5 PM Winner: Rande Newhard Hole #15 AM Winner: Rick Thompson Hole #15 PM Winner: Chuck Klosterman
2020 TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE Bryan Haubert, Tournament Chair, ProFrac Chris Callaway, Titan Solutions, LLC Dr. Lyndsay Deeter, Western States Burn Center Rebecca Garber, Western States Burn Center Heath Holloway, Titan Solutions, LLC Caity Kvamme, Cementer’s Well Service, Inc. Dan Malpiede, Northern Plains Trucking Craig Rasmuson, Fortress Development Solutions Jim Reagan, Liberty Oilfield Services
A huge thank you to the tournament committee, sponsors and volunteers! We’ll see you next year!
Collin Richardson, Richmark Billie Varndell, Blackeagle Energy Services Diana Wood, Tournament Director, NCMC Foundation/The Weld Trust
30th Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic continued
Blackeagle Energy Team 1 Troy Person, Jenna Overlee, Nick Simmons, Brad Wilson
ProFrac Milo Twiford, Bryan Haubert, Andy Evans, David Russell
The Weld Trust Mike Bond, Frank Stepp, John Dollarhide, Tim Brynteson
PTW Energy Services Darcy Tieulie, Jimmee Smith, Kelan Donahue, Greg Pickerel
Francis Royalties Matt Jones, Mike Smits, Jon Arnold, Brian Bobier
Northern Plains Trucking Team 1 Adam Bakersky, Monte Ingram, Scott Jacoby, Bryan Zuvlis
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PolyNovo Team and Elite Energy Services Team Ed Graubart, Patrick Bihn, Quintan Fuentes, Eli Hopkins
Weld County Garage Commercial Fleet/Truck City JD Smith, Wade Johnson, Riley Jonsson, Crist Hershberger
Richmark Collin Richardson, Jordan Kutil, Christine Ostrowski, Andrew Torres
Reck Flyers Matt Reck, Mike Carasco, Jeff Reck, Kyle Holman
Fortress Development Solutions Brett Paben, Craig Rasmuson, Brandon Lorenz, Emily Kincaid
Ensign Well Services Larry Lee, Paul Petrie, Ryan Beam, Jordan Pilcher
30th Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic continued
Northern Plains Trucking Team 2 Will Read, Dan Malpiede, Bill Davidovich, Wayne Hensen
First FarmBank Rick Jenkins, Tony Miller, James Pisaturo, Robert Behling
Mundt Energy Services Jose Rodriguez, Bill Mundt, Jared Adamson, Brett Sedustine
NGL Water Solutions Mike Guinn, Rusty Rauman, Dan Garcia, Misty Lucero, Naomi Tooley
Ensign Trucking Dave Dale, Erik Kessler, Juan Gonzalez, Juan Mejia
Lamp Rynearson Erin Matthews, Troy Owens, Candice Hartley
30th Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic continued
Waukesha Rick Thompson, Egle Maetsav
Holy Cross Energy Rod Salter, Scott McPherson, Jerry Lewis, Larry Chenault
Marshmallow Long Drive Christine Ostrowski teeing off her marshmallow!
Lagoon Chip Shot
Taking a few minutes to enjoy the day.
NCMC Foundation Awards Over $350,000 in Grants and Scholarships The North Colorado Medical Center Foundation funds lifesaving and life-changing programs both at North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) and in the community. The following grants have been distributed through the third quarter of this year:
for scholarships awarded to individuals pursuing a career in healthcare.
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.
for the Curtis Strong Center for the Visually Impaired to support low vision services.
to place and maintain automated external defibrillators (AEDs) throughout Weld County as part of the Heart Safe City program.
for remodeling, furniture, and guest supplies at the Hospitality House.
to support the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado, Western States Burn Center, Monfort Family Birth Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Banner Hospice of Northern Colorado, palliative care, oncology unit, and continuing education for NCMC staff.
for the Tree of Hope at the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center at NCMC.
for the speaker at the annual regional cancer conference through the Walter Bain Endowed Lecture Fund.
from the Healthcare Providers Support Fund to cater meals and purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline workers at NCMC during COVID-19.
through the Med-Aid Prescription program to provide one-time prescription assistance to individuals in Weld County who have an urgent medication need, but no way to cover the cost.
to purchase a treadmill for the NCMC employee gym.
to provide accommodations to families of patients due to restrictions on the Hospitality House due to COVID-19.
for patient education materials as part of the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) support group. to assist burn patients and their families who are experiencing hardship through the Marty L. Wakefield Knights of Swallows Founderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fund.
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THANKSGIVING WEEK • VIRTUAL RACE • NOVEMBER 22-29, 2020
The NCMC Foundation along with the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado will host the 23rd Annual Turkey Trot Virtual Thanksgiving Race Sunday, November 22 – Sunday, November 29th. The race is open to participants of all ages and abilities and includes a 5K (3.1 miles) Turkey Trot and a 2K (1.2 miles) Gobbler Trek Fun Run/Walk. Grab your friends and family and run, walk, or trot your way to finishing before you feast on the day of your choosing during Thanksgiving week!