True North Winter 2021

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True North

Winter 2021 • Volume 11 • Issue 3

33rd Annual Legacy Award Honoree: Ken Schultz. . . . . 6

Celebrating the Last 10 Years at the NCMC Foundation. . . . . . . 8

31st Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic Raises Over $50,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Cost of NICU Transports More Affordable in the Future . . . . . . . 20


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FOUNDATION

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Monfort Family Birth Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

NORTHERN COLORADO’S PREMIER FUNDRAISING EVENT

Saturday January 29, 2022 6:00 pm to Midnight

Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland Hotel Conference Center & Spa Cocktails at 6:00 pm | Dinner at 7:00 pm | Dancing at 9:00 pm

Honoring Ken Schultz

Entertainment By

The Jerry Barnett Orchestra

Black Tie Inspired By Your Favorite Character | Limited Seating Available For sponsorship and underwriting opportunities or ticket information contact Diana Wood at diana.wood@ncmcfoundation.org, 970-673-1154, or visit our website www.ncmcfoundation.org


In This Issue Letter from Foundation Leadership

Recap of events and thank you to donors . . . . . 4

Cost of NICU Transports More Affordable in the Future

Proceeds from 2022 Gala to support the purchase of ambulance travel isolette . . . . . . . . 20

Exciting Changes at the NCMC Foundation and The Weld Trust

Roy Otto will take over as Director of Development for Kyle Holman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

33rd Annual Legacy Award Honoree

Ken Schultz to be honored at the 2022 Gala . 6

Celebrating 10 Years of True North Magazine

Nearly $10 million in grants and scholarships awarded in past decade . . . . . . . . . . 8

Turkey Trot Proceeds in Action

Recovering COVID-19 patient expresses gratitude for rehabilitation programs . . . . . . . 10

31st Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic Raises Over $50,000 Winners and photos from the September 16 event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Bright Futures Provides Weld County Youth Tuition Assistance

Organization offers up to $2,000 per student per year for higher education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

North Colorado Medical Center Foundation 815 8th Avenue | Greeley, CO 80631 Ph: 970-356-9020 info@ncmcfoundation.org Visit our website: www.ncmcfoundation.org

8 Popular Ways to Give to Charity

Frank Stepp explains common charitable gift options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Knights of Swallows Raise $23,000 for the Western States Burn Center

Proceeds from the 31st Annual Knights of Swallows Golf Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

NOCO Bocce Bash @ Oktobrewfest

Event photos from the inaugural event in late September . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

NCMC Foundation Scholarships

Annual scholarships offered totaling approximately $90,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

NCMC Foundation Awards Over $409,000 in Grants and Scholarships

Grants through the third quarter of 2021 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Pictured on the front cover: Ken Schultz, 2022 NCMC Foundation Legacy Award recipient, with his family: wife, Pat, and children, Harry and Lynn.

The North Colorado Medical Center Foundation mission is to promote excellence in health and education in Weld County.

2021 NCMC Foundation Board of Directors

Tim Brynteson

Jeff Carlson, CEO

John Dollarhide

Travis Gillmore

Tom Grant, Board Chair

Brandon Houtchens

Mark Lawley

Bob Murphy

Michael Simone

Rose Stoller

Vicki Wilson

Jason Yeater


Letter from Foundation Leadership Greetings! I am excited to share with you that this magazine, True North, is 10 years old! The first publication of True North was issued in Winter 2011. Over the years, we have shared a multitude of patient stories as well as medical programs and equipment the North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) Foundation has helped fund. We have offered donor and volunteer testimonials, highlights from our fundraising events, and information on grants and scholarships we have awarded. I hope that with each issue of True North, you have enjoyed learning more about the wonderful programs we support through your generous donations. When I look back on this year, I am once again proud of the work the NCMC Foundation has accomplished from your kind giving. Through our fundraising events, we bring people together around a common purpose and raise support for health and education needs in this community. In 2021, we held six fundraising events. Our largest fundraiser was the 32nd annual Gala in January. Although the Gala was held virtually, that didn’t stop our donors from supporting us and having a good time. I am still hearing feedback from individuals who enjoyed hosting small gatherings at their homes while watching the virtual event. In addition to the Gala, the NCMC Foundation hosted two golf tournaments, a sporting clays shoot, our first-ever bocce ball tournament, and our 24th annual Turkey Trot race. The fundraising events raised collectively more than $285,000 net of expenses. (This amount does not include proceeds from the Turkey Trot which took place on Thanksgiving Day.) The proceeds from these events benefit several programs including: Heart Safe City, Western States Burn Center at the North Colorado Medical Center, CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado, and Patient Support Funds at the NCMC Foundation. Planning is already well underway for next year’s events, starting with the Gala in January. To learn more about our upcoming events, please visit www.ncmcfoundation.org.

Thank you for your continued support to the NCMC Foundation and our community!

Jeff Carlson, NCMC Foundation Chief Executive Officer

Staff Directory

Jeff Carlson

Mike Bond

Amy Gomez

Chief Executive Officer jeff.carlson@ncmcfoundation.org

Chief Operating Officer mike.bond@ncmcfoundation.org

Grants Manager amy.gomez@ncmcfoundation.org

Allison Miller

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Rhonda Morehead

Development Program Director Director of Communications allison.miller@ncmcfoundation.org rhonda.morehead@ncmcfoundation.org

Randie Lieser Business Analyst randie.lieser@ncmcfoundation.org

Roy Otto

Ramon Serrano

Diana Wood

Director of Development roy.otto@ncmcfoundation.org

Chief Financial Officer ramon.serrano@ncmcfoundation.org

Development Program Director diana.wood@ncmcfoundation.org


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Kyle Holman served as the Director of Development with the NCMC Foundation prior to the addition of Otto. Holman has been with the NCMC Foundation for 10 years. Over the past two years, his role expanded to include serving as the Director of Health Grants for The Weld Trust. With the addition of Otto to the team, Holman can solely focus his time and effort on The Weld Trust’s health initiatives. 74

“In my previous role as the Greeley City Manager, I always strived to engage the community and create opportunities in areas like workforce development, homelessness, and education,” Otto said. “Moving into the Director of Development role was a natural step for me to continue my passion with two organizations whose missions are solely focused on education and health. I feel so blessed to serve in a role where I can help implement positive impactful changes for all of Weld County.”

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“This is an exciting time for both organizations,” said Jeff Carlson, CEO of the NCMC Foundation and The Weld Trust. “Roy’s project management and leadership experience make him an ideal fit as our new Director of Development. This addition allows Kyle to better utilize his experience in grant making and building relationships to make a measurable difference with The Weld Trust’s health initiatives.” Holman and Otto will be instrumental in executing the vision of both organizations alongside other team members.

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33rd Annual Legacy Award Honoree:

Ken Schultz

When Ken Schultz joined the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation Board in the early ‘90s, he didn’t realize his philanthropic stint in Weld County healthcare would continue for a quarter of a century. Schultz’s volunteer work began on the NCMC Foundation Board of Directors in 1993, and in 2002, he was elected to the NCMC, Inc. Board — the predecessor organization to The Weld Trust. There he continued to serve over the next few decades, progressing through several roles including Board Chairman and Executive Director. “To say that local philanthropy — especially as it related to the health of the community — captured my heart would be an understatement,” he said. “The great people I worked with during this very challenging time in the evolution of the healthcare industry also prolonged my passion for the work.” Schultz was named this year’s 2022 NCMC Foundation Legacy Award recipient — the 33rd honoree of this exclusive award, which is given annually to an individual, organization, or family for their distinguished services and leadership in healthcare philanthropy. Schultz will be honored for his service in January at the NCMC Foundation Gala. “Having attended so many galas in the past and seen the kind of people who receive the Legacy Award, I am humbled,” he said. “It is a great honor, but one that I must share. There were hundreds of good people who contributed to

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the success of both the NCMC Foundation and NCMC, Inc. over the years. I was just one of them.” After reflecting on his years of involvement with the NCMC Foundation, Schultz praised its many accomplishments. The most impactful? The opening of the Monfort Children’s Clinic. “I remember when former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich came to Greeley to tour the clinic and commented that every city in America should have such a facility,” Schultz said. “The Monfort Children’s Clinic is a tribute to the generosity of the people of Weld County — not to mention their foresight.”


33rd Annual Legacy Award Honoree: Ken Schultz continued Associates Previous Legacy Award Recipients 1990 – Lawrence P. McArthur 1991 – L. Kent Reitz 1992 – Myra Monfort 1993 – Hospice of Northern Colorado 1994 – Meta Shore 1995 – Dick Boettcher 1996 – Donald E. Cook, MD 1997 – Richard H. Stenner Ken Schultz relaxing at the beach.

1998 – NCMC Volunteers

For 40 years, Schultz and his family called Greeley home. They were drawn to Weld County’s friendly character and wanted to escape the hectic East Coast. Now living in Windsor, he and his wife, Pat, will celebrate 40 years of marriage on New Year’s Day. The couple has two adult children, Harry and Lynn.

1999 – Richard J. Kemme, MD

“There is nothing I have accomplished that was not the result of having such a loving and stable family life,” he said. “I am indebted to my wife and children in every way conceivable.”

2004 – Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

Now retired, Schultz oversees investments for a group of Greeley investors, but also spends time reading, writing, fishing, golfing, working on home improvements, and deepening his friendship with the Lord. Schultz is truly humbled by everything that has happened over the past few decades. He said his years spent with the NCMC Foundation and NCMC, Inc. were some of the most meaningful of his life. “I am very grateful for all the friends and experiences I drew from my associations with both charities,” he said. “It was such a blessing to have shared in all that we accomplished. That was never truer than in the establishment of The Weld Trust, which was the crown jewel in the combined effort of scores of outstanding people from both organizations — together with friends from Weld County and Banner Health — over the past 35 years.”

2000 – Hope H. Cassidy 2001 – Harold S. and Florence L. Winograd 2002 – William K. Mangum, MD, and Union Colony Bank 2003 – Joel Rothman 2005 – Kay Kosmicki 2006 – NCMC, Inc. 2007 – Will Rothman Family Chaplaincy 2008 – The Monfort Family Foundation 2009 – Jerry Weil, MD 2010 – The Pink Ladies 2011 – Todd Family Foundation 2012 – Gilbert I. Anderson, MD 2013 – Knights of Swallows 2014 – Mike Shoop 2015 – Masoud Shirazi 2016 – Rick Montera 2017 – Sunrise Community Health 2018 – The Stoller Family 2019 – Steve and Colleen Carrico - Carrico Family Foundation 2020 – The Human Bean – Frank and Kay Sherman

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Celebrating 10 Years of True North Magazine

Happy 10th Anniversary!

North Colorado Medical Center Foundation (NCMC Foundation) is stronger than ever.

Over the past 10 years, the NCMC Foundation has awarded nearly $10

NCMC Foundation Balance Sheet As of 6/30/2021

Assets Cash $1,516,003 Investments $30,348,736 Land, Buildings & Improvements $454,544 Other Assets $407,744 TOTAL Assets $32,727,027

million in grants and scholarships toward

programs, projects, and individuals in our community. Let’s take a look back at the last decade…

Liabilities & Equity Liabilities Fund Balances

$483,975 $32,243,052

TOTAL Liabilities & Equity

$32,727,027

$1,322,878

Curtis Strong Center for the Visually Impaired

$2,129,890

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center at NCMC •Renovation and expansion •CT simulator •Technological upgrades •Brachytherapy

•Vision services •Diagnostic equipment – Greeley/Evans School District 6

$1,176,393

Patient Support Funds •Specialized burn garments •Living expenses for individuals undergoing treatment for cancer or other serious illness •Mammograms 8

•Lifeline emergency alert systems •Fitness programs for cardiac and pulmonary patients •Patient education •Prescription assistance •Hospitality closet

•Capital funding – Sunrise Community Health Vision Center

$1,256,152 Capital Improvements •Ambulance •Radiology •Telemedicine •Pediatrics •Rehabilitation •Cardiology •Technology


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$1,168,841

$908,474

NCMC Department Needs •Continuing education for staff

•Specialized equipment •Technology

Scholarships

•Nursing and medical scholarships

$447,916 $535,245

Med Evac

Western States Burn Center •Critical care beds •Burn navigator devices

•Ventilators •Flight suits •Fire resistant outerwear •Portable IV pumps •Critical care monitors

$381,605

Monfort Children’s Clinic •Heating, ventilation, and airconditioning units •Walkways and landscaping

$347,307 Heart Safe City

•Automated External Defibrillator (AED) devices •AED batteries •Community education

$284,877

Will Rothman Family Chaplaincy •Emotional and spiritual comfort for patients and families •Clinical pastoral education for NCMC Chaplains

Total $9,959,578 **Grants listed above were awarded from 1/1/2011 – 9/30/2021

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Turkey Trot Proceeds in Action –

Recovering COVID-19 Patient Expresses Gratitude for NCMC Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs Errol Schroeder doesn’t remember much of what happened after his wife drove him to the North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) emergency room in March 2020. After several days of battling severe COVID-19 symptoms, his family became worried.

difficulty breathing, fatigue, and post-exertional malaise — can sometimes persist for months. The virus damages the lungs, heart, and brain, which increases the risk of long-term health problems, especially for hospitalized patients.

It was time to seek professional medical help.

Because the virus affected Schroeder’s lungs and heart, he qualified for the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs at NCMC.

About the Programs

Schroeder spent the next 85 days in the hospital. Sixty of them were in a coma.

Only half of all patients who qualify for cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation actually attend a “He was so sick that he Errol and his wife, Darlene. rehab program. After they incur went in on a Thursday, and expensive hospital bills for their by Saturday, he was on a condition, the cost for rehabilitation can be an ventilator,” recalled Schroeder’s wife, Darlene. “I additional stressor. That’s why for nearly 25 years, couldn’t physically be with him, so I tried to call him proceeds from the annual Turkey Trot race have every day so I could hear his voice and hear how gone toward financial aid for NCMC cardiac and he was doing. His pulmonary rehabilitation patients. healthcare staff didn’t think he was going to The NCMC Foundation along with the make it.” CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado hosts But he did. Schroeder fought for his life, and eventually, he got better. He became well enough that he no longer needed hospital care; however, he faced a new onset of challenges. He had to learn how to navigate his post-COVID-19 conditions. Errol in a coma in April 2020. He has come a long way in his recovery since then.

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According to the Mayo Clinic, longlasting COVID-19 symptoms — such as

the Turkey Trot every Thanksgiving and utilizes the funds raised to provide individual grants for qualifying patients. The grants pay for up to 100% of the cost for patients’ rehab programs. “I couldn’t have attended the sessions without help from the Turkey Trot funds,” Schroeder said. “My hospital bills were in the million-dollar range, which was extremely overwhelming. The grant allowed me to focus on my care without needing to think about the overall cost.” The cardiac program benefits individuals who experience a heart attack or heart-related procedure or surgery. The pulmonary rehab program helps patients with chronic lung disease, such as bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. Both programs can help patients who


Recovering COVID-19 Patient Expresses Gratitude for NCMC Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs continued are recovering from lingering COVID-19 effects.

days. The programs physically, emotionally, and mentally helped Schroeder, but they also provided Darlene with something much more special — more time in this world with her husband.

Schroeder attended about 80 rehab sessions. Staff retaught him the little actions he took for granted before his hospital stay — like how to breathe and how to pace himself while moving. He learned in detail how the heart works and how to meditate. He also had access to diet and nutrition classes that taught him how to eat heart-healthy meals.

“The help was definitely a huge blessing. We had enough on our plate,” she said. “It was a very scary situation, knowing everything that he went through before and at the hospital. But it was amazing to watch him get better. I’m grateful for where we are today.” Thanks to Turkey Trot funds, patients like Schroeder can access the life-changing cardiac and pulmonary programs at an affordable cost.

Welcoming Errol home on July 23.

Anyone who gets the opportunity to participate in the programs should take full advantage of them and fully commit,” Schroeder said. “The turning point for me was when I stopped thinking about rehab as something I had to do but rather something I got to do. The staff provides you with great support and they have amazing attitudes. I felt really taken care of.

Gratitude for NCMC Foundation Donors Darlene was Schroeder’s biggest cheerleader throughout his recovery. She drove him to his healthcare appointments and offered encouragement on his darkest and toughest

“Without the help from donors, I couldn’t have participated in the programs, and my health wouldn’t be where it is today,” Schroeder concluded. “These are life-changing programs.”

Help Patients like Errol To learn more about the annual Turkey Trot race and other ways you can give back to the community through the NCMC Foundation, go to ncmcfoundation.org/ways-to-give.

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NORTH COLORADO MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION

31st Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic Raises Over $50,000 The NCMC Foundation hosted the 31st Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic on September 16 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 for each flight and raising over $50,000 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 needs and other approved expenses. “It was a perfect day for golfing,” said Diana Wood, NCMC Foundation Development Program Director. “We have wonderful partnerships with many of our sponsors and volunteers who come back year after year in support of this tournament. We are so incredibly grateful for their generosity, time, and continued support of the burn center.” Providing advanced care for serious burn injuries since 1981, the 12,500-square-foot burn center provides 10 critical care suites, four step-down beds, and has the most sophisticated care and state-of-the-art technology available for treatment of burn injuries including specialized space for wound care, rehabilitation, hydrotherapy, and family visitation. 12

The WSBC is one of two burn centers in Colorado verified by the American Burn Association and the only rural regional burn program in Colorado. Burn patients from Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, and other western states are transported to WSBC for treatment. No other Colorado facility surpasses the multidisciplinary expertise provided by the burn center team which includes physicians; a nurse practitioner; physiatrists; nurses; physical, occupational, and respiratory therapists; social workers; dietitians; pharmacists; psychologists; and psychiatrists. In addition to the proceeds generated from the WSBC Golf Classic, the Knights of Swallows — an oil and gas related charitable group — hosted its 31st Annual Golf Tournament at Highland Hills Golf Course in Greeley. The group recently presented the WSBC with contributions totaling $23,000. Since 1991, the KOS have contributed over $610,000 to support the burn center.

Hole-in-One Sponsor Weld County Garage Truck City


Morning Flight: 1st Place Team: Francis Royalties – Brian Bobier, Jeremy Ehardt, Brian Franzen, and Mike Smits 2nd Place Team: Titan Solutions, LLC – Ben Doran, Rodney Genther, Tom Nowak, and Danny Weaver 3rd Place Team: Liberty Oilfield Services – Dave Keller, Tate Larson, Jim Reagan, and Milo Twiford

Afternoon Flight: 1st Place Team: Basic Energy Services – Patrick Charette, Marty Krautschun, Dan Malpiede, and Juan Reyes 2nd Place Team: 1888 Electrical Services – Ryan Lampe, JB Russell, and Adam Thompson

Francis Royalties Brian Bobier, Mike Smits, Jeremy Ehardt, Brian Franzen

3rd Place Team: Reck Flyers – Steve Hoskins, Jeff Reck, Don Roth, and Mike Seyler

Winner of the Lagoon Chip Shot: Chase Gillespie

Winner of the Marshmallow Long Drive: Adam Thompson

Longest Drive: Hole #4 AM Winner: Milo Twiford Hole #4 PM Winner: Kevin Hamori Hole #14 AM Winner: Patrick Bihn Hole #14 PM Winner: Mike Hettinger

Eaton Fire Fighters Garret Wolf, Captain Seth Wambolt, Garrad Martinez, Nick Perez, and Chris Hagel are always willing to help out.

Closest to the Pin: Hole #5 AM Winner: Ashleigh Johnson Hole #5 PM Winner: Tobie Gasper Hole #15 AM Winner: JB Russell Hole #15 PM Winner: Derek Hawes

2021 TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE Bryan Haubert, ProFrac, Tournament Chair Chris Callaway, American Furniture Warehouse

A huge thank you to the tournament committee, sponsors, and volunteers!

Dr. Lyndsay Deeter, Western States Burn Center Ben Doran, Titan Solutions, LLC Rebecca Garber, Western States Burn Center Heath Holloway, Titan Solutions, LLC Caity Kvamme, Cementer’s Well Service, Inc. Dan Malpiede, Basic Energy Services Greg Pickerel, Emeritus Craig Rasmuson, Emeritus Jim Reagan, Liberty Oilfield Services Collin Richardson, Richmark Billie Varndell, Blackeagle Energy Services Diana Wood, NCMC Foundation, Tournament Director

What a view!

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31st Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic continued

The Weld Trust Greg and Stacie Walter, Judy and Mike Bond

Ensign Trucking Erik Kessler, Trisha Easthouse, Larry Lee, Jesus Arce

Flood and Peterson Brad Barevich, John Freismuth, Tim Sinning, John Rowell

Volunteers Danny Beckle and Rebecca Garber

Western States Fire Protection Co. Tim Strong, Jason Ott, Gary Cantwell, Scott Solem

Titan Solutions came prepared with some serious grub for players and volunteers including brats, homemade salsa, and more.

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Bayswater Eli Michalik, Wade Hood, Zack Clingan, Jerad Miller

ProFrac Bryan Haubert - Tournament Chair, Dan Allison, Mark Foli, Kevin Hamori


31st Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic continued

Volunteers Christine Guttner, Robbie Hankins, Laura Obert

Banner Health Paramedic Services Katie Thorne, RJ Young, Kevin Rutt, Taylor Dryden

Weld County Garage Truck City Derek Jenke, Chase Yoder, Roger Ramirez, Chris Bebo

Reck Flyers Don Roth, Steve Hoskins, Mike Seyler, Jeff Reck

PolyNovo Ed Graubart, Michelle Murphy, Patrick Bihn

FCI Constructors, Inc. Sarah Armstrong, Candice Hartley, Jay Sabatini, Jake Shippy

Volunteer extraordinare Bill Cahill giving a lift to volunteers Mrs. Colorado Sister Queen 2021 Bethany Norman and Mrs. Colorado 2021 Danette Haag

Expedition Water Solutions Jim and Ruth Goddard, Laura Doughty

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31st Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic continued

Chevron Team 2 Ed Luck, Craig Benner, Aaron Luders, Jesse Padilla

Positive Outlook Industrial Shawn Betts, Jesse Werth, Tucker Cusick, Coleman Hogan

Eagle Rock Distributing Company of Colorado Chase Gillespie, Brandon Berrera

Banner North Colorado Medical Center John Kruse, Kaitlin Vickers, Rande Newhard, Dave Beggs

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Nice swing!

Is this baseball or golf?

First FarmBank Cricket Kobza, James Pisaturo, Robert Behling, Julia Flockhart


31st Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic continued

Naill Services, Inc. Kenny Naill, Jake Pierce, Jimmy Phillips, Chad Grube

Volumetrics Team 1 Ben Garritson, Chuck Woods, Braydon Trammell, Brandon Jansen

Zito Trucking Ryan Holdren, David Zito, Derek Hawes, Keaton Whatley

Bucklen Equipment Co. Randy Bucklen, Darren Bucklen, Mikey Bucklen Jr., Mike Bucklen

Rival Services Colt Berry, Adrienne Barclay, Ray Randall, Jason Byrge

1888 Industrial Services Bradley Hettinger, Mike Hettinger, Kristi Beuscher, Phil Hancock

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Thank You North Colorado Medical Center Foundation thanks the following for their support of the 31st Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic to benefit the Western States Burn Center. SPECIALTY SPONSORS 51 Fifty Solutions, Inc. Apartments at Maddie Bayswater Chevron Eagle Rock Distributing Company of Colorado / Michelob Ultra First FarmBank Francis Royalties Great Western Petroleum, LLC Holy Cross Energy Naill Services / Wellsite Services Positive Outlook Industrial / Stitchmasters Upholstery Poudre Valley REA ProFrac Reck Flyers Swire Coca-Cola, USA The Weld Trust Weld County Garage Truck City MAJOR SPONSORS 1888 Electrical Services 1888 Industrial Services A&W Water Service, Inc. Access Pro Medical Banner Health Paramedic Services Banner North Colorado Medical Center Basic Energy Services Bucklen Equipment Company Cementer’s Well Service, Inc. DCP Midstream Ensign Trucking Ensign Well Services Expedition Water Solutions FCI Constructors, Inc. Fiske Electric Flatirons Drilling, Inc. Flood and Peterson Lamp Rynearson Liberty Oilfield Services M&M Excavation Mundt Energy Services Northern Plains Trucking, Inc. PCS Ferguson PolyNovo PTW Energy Services Rival Services Titan Solutions, LLC Volumetrics X2 Western States Fire Protection Co. Zito Trucking GREEN & TEE SPONSORS Crossenergy, Inc. NCC COGA

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SIGN SPONSORS Colorado Oil & Gas Association LaSalle Oil Co. M&M Excavation AUCTION & COURSE PRIZES Bonefish Grill Colorado Rockies Baseball Club Credit Union of Colorado Denver Museum of Nature & Science DoubleTree by Hilton Greeley at Lincoln Park Dutch Bros. Coffee - Greeley Eaton Country Club Pro Shop Eagle Rock Distributing Company of Colorado / Michelob Ultra Greeley Country Club Greeley Country Club Pro Shop Hooters Liberty Oilfield Services Med Evac and Med-Trans Corporation Meeker’s A Colorado Kitchen & Bar Mountain Man Nut & Fruit P.F. Chang’s Qdoba Mexican Eats Scheels Sipping N Painting Highland Texas Roadhouse The Summit Windsor Urban Air Adventure Park Urban Egg Walmart Distribution Center WeldWerks Brewing Co. Westlake Wine & Spirits DOOR PRIZES Alberto’s Express Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano BJ’s Restaurant Brewhouse Café Mexicali Cheba Hut Chick-fil-A Cold Stone Creamery Comedy Works Costco Wholesale Crumbl Cookies – Greeley Firehouse Subs Floyd’s 99 Barbershop – East Harmony Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard Jersey Mike’s Subs Lazy Dog Bar & Grill MOD Pizza Old Chicago Pizza + Taproom Olive Garden On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina P.F. Chang’s

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815 8th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631 • ncmcfoundation.org

Palomino Mexican Restaurant Pellegrini Cucina Italiana Red Lobster Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews Roosters Men’s Grooming Center The Kress Cinema & Lounge Wing Shack OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS 1888 Electrical Services 1888 Industrial Services Avita Medical Banner Health Paramedic Services Chick-fil-A Credit Union of Colorado Crumbl Cookies – Greeley Eagle Rock Distributing Company of Colorado / Michelob Ultra Elevate Energy Services Fuzzy’s Taco Shop – Windsor LaSalle Oil Co. Rock Bottom Brewery Sipping N Painting Highland Starbucks Swire Coca-Cola, USA Texas Roadhouse The Human Bean The Weld Trust Titan Solutions, LLC Western States Burn Center

TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE Bryan Haubert, Tournament Chair, ProFrac Chris Callaway, American Furniture Warehouse Dr. Lyndsay Deeter, Western States Burn Center Ben Doran, Titan Solutions, LLC Rebecca Garber, Western States Burn Center Heath Holloway, Titan Solutions, LLC Caity Kvamme, Cementer’s Well Service, Inc. Dan Malpiede, Basic Energy Services Greg Pickerel, Emeritus Craig Rasmuson, Emeritus Jim Reagan, Liberty Oilfield Services Collin Richardson, Richmark Billie Varndell, Blackeagle Energy Services Diana Wood, Tournament Director, NCMC Foundation

A special thank you to the volunteers who make this tournament a wonderful success!


Bright Futures Provides Weld County Youth Tuition Assistance for Higher Education The youth in Weld County have some help paying for college thanks to the Bright Futures program. This program was established by the Weld County Commissioners in 2015 to create a stronger workforce in Weld County. Six years later, Bright Futures is making a significant impact for these students and their families.

Having access to the Bright Futures grant has enabled me to pursue and continue my education goals and has relieved a sizeable financial burden off of me as well. I am thankful for them investing in my future and the future of others still to come.

County. This transition provides the program with continued support and guidance from the NCMC Foundation Board of Directors and staff. This positions Bright Futures for sustainability for generations to come. The Bright Futures program requires each student to complete 16 hours of community service annually to remain eligible.

Bright Futures offers up to $2,000 per year for four years of tuition - Brandon B, “We want our students giving assistance for qualifying Weld Bright Futures student back while receiving this financial County high school graduates and benefit,” said Sarah Rice, Bright honorably discharged veterans. The Futures Director. “It’s essential that students learn tuition stipend can be used for any higher education the importance of taking care of the community we degree or certification. It serves approximately all call home.” 1,200 students annually. Since its inception, the program has awarded more than $17 million in Bright Futures depends on donations to support grants to over 7,000 students. the program. To encourage donations to Bright

Earlier this year, the Bright Futures program was moved to the NCMC Foundation as its permanent home. The mission of the NCMC Foundation is to promote excellence in health and education in Weld

Futures, the Weld County Commissioners allow Bright Futures donors to take a 50% credit on the amount owed of their Weld County property taxes. To donate or learn more about Bright Futures, please visit www.BrightFuturesCO.com.

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Cost of NICU Transports More Affordable in the Future North Colorado Medical Center’s Monfort Family Birth Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides services to the youngest and smallest patients in the hospital. The babies born prematurely or needing critical care services are placed in the NICU’s care. As a Level 3 NICU, babies born as early as 28 weeks gestation are cared for here. A full-term pregnancy is between 39 and 40 weeks.

between facilities requires the baby to be in placed in a travel isolette byway-of ambulance, or they must be transported using a helicopter. A travel isolette is a specialized piece of equipment required to transport the baby safely. The isolette locks into a gurney which is loaded into an ambulance and provides the infant with everything medically necessary to stabilize and transport them.

On average, the NICU has eight babies per day in Left to right: Dr. Radley Helin, Neonatologist; Autumn Landry, RN; Currently, NCMC Melissa Smith, RN, BSN, IBCLC their care. However, does not have this average recently a travel isolette to transport a baby safely in an has been closer to 11-12 babies. The length of stay ambulance. This results in using a helicopter from for a baby in the NICU varies greatly. Some infants Denver to fly to the area hospital and bring the baby may be in the NICU less than a week to address to NCMC, and then returning back to Denver. If a specific clinical need. the weather prevents a A premature baby may helicopter from flight, The average cost of a helicopter transport have a much longer stay an ambulance with is $40,000 and the average cost of an in the hospital though. a travel isolette from ambulance transport with the travel Depending on how early Denver must drive to isolette is $7,000. the child was born, that the area hospital and can result in a stay up to then transport the baby 12 weeks in the hospital. to NCMC. If that ambulance is already out on a As a Level 3 NICU, North Colorado Medical Center call, this can result in a much longer time to get the (NCMC) supports families from other area hospitals infant to the NICU when time may be critical for the who do not have the capabilities to provide services baby. for the infants needing this level of care. A transfer 20


Cost of NICU Transports More Affordable in the Future continued The cost for a The cost of the helicopter transport travel isolette is rather than an approximately ambulance is much $160,000. more expensive The NCMC and often the Foundation will responsibility to use the proceeds pay is placed on the from the 33rd family. Transferring Annual Gala an infant in a to be held in helicopter can be January 2022 more than five times to purchase the cost of utilizing the equipment. A travel isolette is a specialized piece of equipment used to safely an ambulance with Any additional transport babies between healthcare facilities. the travel isolette. In proceeds raised 2020, NCMC had 35 from the Gala infants transferred to its NICU for care, and in will go toward establishing a Patient Support 2019, there were 33 babies transported. Fund with the NCMC Foundation for pediatric patients and their families. Fortunately, the North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) Foundation has stepped-up, and along The NICU is already preparing for the transport with their donors will be providing the NICU isolette. It is assembling and building a team to with a grant to purchase the much-needed travel support the additional capabilities this equipment isolette. will provide. The transport team will include a neonatologist (a pediatrician specializing in “Patient support is a funding priority for the care for premature babies) or neonatal nurse NCMC Foundation,” said Jeff Carlson, NCMC practitioner, and a respiratory therapist. With the Foundation Chief Executive Officer. “We are creation of this new team, the department will excited to provide this vital piece of equipment also increase the number of nurses in the NICU. to help transport babies in a safe and efficient manner, while also helping to alleviate some “Please consider supporting our upcoming Gala or of the financial burden for families needing donate to our Patient Support Funds to help raise transports to NCMC for NICU services.” the monies necessary to buy the travel isolette for the NICU,” Carlson requested. “It will truly be a gift that keeps on giving.”

The travel isolette purchased with NCMC Foundation funds will provide safe ambulance transportation for patients.

The 33rd Annual NCMC Foundation Gala, Once Upon a Time, presented by Chevron will be held on January 29, 2022. For sponsorship and underwriting opportunities, or ticket information, contact Diana Wood at diana.wood@ncmcfoundation.org, 970-673-1154, or visit www.ncmcfoundation.org. 21


8 Popular Ways to Give to Charity by Frank Stepp, Executive Vice President, Thompson & Associates According to National Philanthropic Trust, 69% of all charitable gifts in 2020 were from individuals. In 2020 six out of 10 (or 60%) of American households participated in some sort of charitable giving, according to The Philanthropy Roundtable. We are a generous country.

be included in the donor’s estate upon the donor’s death.

3. Real Estate

Whether it’s the family home, undeveloped land, or rental property, your real estate held for more than one year may be the most highly appreciated asset you own. This means you could face significant capital Giving to charity can be gains taxes if you sell your real very satisfying when it estate. Donating real estate to compliments your goals. a 501(c)(3) public charity could Fortunately, there are many allow you to leverage one of your Frank Stepp options to choose from when most valuable investments to you are considering making a achieve maximum impact with charitable gift. Here are eight of the most popular your charitable giving. methods to use: When an individual makes an outright gift of real 1. Cash estate to an organization, the donor can take a The most familiar type of gift is cash. Nonprofit charitable deduction of the fair-market value of the organizations are pleased to accept checks or property contributed. In addition, the donor avoids cash in any amount. Outright gifts of cash are capital gains tax on the profit that would have fully deductible for federal income-tax purposes. been taxable if the property had been sold and then When you make a charitable contribution of cash donated to charity, which may increase the amount to a qualifying public charity, in 2021, under the for charity by up to 20%. Finally, the asset will not Consolidated Appropriations Act, you can deduct be subject to estate tax at the time of the donor’s up to 100% of your adjusted gross income. death.

2. Securities

4. Charitable Gift Annuities

Nonprofits accept gifts of publicly traded stocks, bonds, and mutual funds at fair-market value. Fair-market value is determined under IRS rules.

With charitable gift annuities, donors give an irrevocable gift of cash or securities to a nonprofit in exchange for a fixed income payment for a set term or for life. The donor can take an immediate tax deduction while the nonprofit can invest and grow the funds. When the donor passes or the annuity term is up, the nonprofit keeps the leftover funds. Some choose to defer their annuity payments until they retire, resulting in higher payments.

A gift of appreciated stock held by a donor for more than a year offers the donor a three-fold tax savings. First, the donor avoids paying any longterm capital gains tax on the increase in value of the stock. Second, the donor receives an income tax deduction for the full fair-market value of the stock on the date of the gift. Finally, the stock will not

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8 Popular Ways to Give to Charity continued Charitable gift annuities are a good giving option for donors who want to make a gift while still protecting their income. This is a good way to enjoy a yearly income while still making a significant impact on a cause you care about.

residual bequest directs the remainder of the estate or a designated percentage of the remainder of the estate to charity, after all other provisions in the will or trust are satisfied and all estate administrative costs are paid.

5. Retirement Plan Assets

8. Beneficiary Designation

Using IRAs and other retirement plan assets is a far-sighted and thoughtful way to make a charitable contribution. It provides a donor several significant financial and tax advantages. Unlike many assets, retirement plan assets are potentially subject to both income and estate taxes. Naming a nonprofit as the beneficiary of a retirement plan (including IRAs, 401(k)s and profit-sharing plans) can eliminate estate and income taxes, if the gift is structured properly.

If donating income earning assets is a concern, consider making a charitable gift via a beneficiary designation. You can designate charitable organizations as the beneficiary of all or a portion of various assets (i.e., retirement accounts, life insurance, annuities, etc.) at the time of your death. Such beneficiary designations are revocable. They may be changed at any time during your lifetime.

6. Charitable Trusts When a donor contributes assets to a charitable trust, they then receive annual income based on a fixed percentage of either the annual fair market value of the trust or based on the amount of the initial assets used to fund the trust. At the end of the trust’s term, the remaining balance goes to the nonprofit. These trusts usually give a donor an income for a term of up to 20 years or for life. Charitable trusts are best for donors who want to make a gift while still enjoying an income from their assets. Or anyone who is subject to paying capital gains taxes on appreciated assets.

Donating from a tax-deferred retirement account is a tax advantage because charities do not pay income tax. This means the full amount of your donation will avoid income tax and directly benefit the charity of your choice. It’s possible to divide your retirement assets between charities and heirs according to any percentages you choose. These are just a few ways you can receive tax breaks in exchange for your charitable gifts.

7. Bequests by Will or Trust

The NCMC Foundation has partnered with Thompson & Associates to provide complimentary estate plan reviews. You never pay for this service!

Bequests are the most common form of deferred gifts, accounting for approximately 80% of all deferred gifts each year. Bequests are one of the simplest, most impactful, and popular ways to make a planned gift.

Frank Stepp, Executive Vice President with Thompson & Associates, has educated families in estate planning for over 20 years.

To make a charitable bequest, a donor allocates a portion of their estate to a nonprofit in their legal will. Assets can be allocated by, specifying an amount of cash (i.e., $10,000), or a percentage of the total estate, or by a residual bequest. A

Call the NCMC Foundation at 970-356-9020 to set up an appointment with Frank today!

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Knights of Swallows Raise $23,000 for the Western States Burn Center with 31st Annual Golf Tournament

Left to right: KOS 2021 Golf Tournament Chairman Chris Tooley, Chevron; Allison Miller, NCMC Foundation; Troy Person, Western Midstream

On October 21, members of the Knights of Swallows (KOS) Golf Tournament Committee presented the Western States Burn Center (WSBC) with a check for $23,000 from proceeds raised at their 31st Annual KOS Golf Tournament held on August 20 at Highland Hills Golf Course in Greeley. The KOS 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 $610,000 to the burn center! “The contribution they have made to the burn center for over 30 years is astounding,” said

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WSBC Medical Director Dr. Lyndsay Deeter. “We would not be the program we are today without the support of these generous and dedicated individuals from the oil and gas industry. The funds raised help our burn patients in ways too numerous to count.” 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 provide continuing education for the burn staff and other medical professionals who work with burn patients.


NOCO Bocce Bash @ Oktobrewfest The inaugural NOCO Bocce Bash @ Oktobrewfest held on September 25 was a success with over 80 participants in attendance on a beautiful, fall Colorado day at Lincoln Park in downtown Greeley. Proceeds benefited the North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) Foundation Area of Greatest Need Fund. Bocce Ball, also known as Italian lawn bowling, is said to be one of the most widely played games in the world. The game is perhaps not as widely known and played in our neck of the woods, as many of the participants had never played before. Everyone had fun learning a new game!

The NCMC Foundation hopes to help the people of Northern Colorado become more familiar with Bocce Ball, often played in backyards or on the beach with friends and family. The competition turned out to be fierce, yet lighthearted as teams took to the green to boule three games each before the semi-finals. “Thank you to all of the sponsors and players for supporting this first-time event. We could not have asked for a better day or a better group of people to participate in this inaugural year,” said Allison Miller, NCMC Foundation Development Program Director.

First Place Winners The Greeley Stampede: Kevin McFarling, Jacki Reider, Mic Harvey, Jeff Reck

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NOCO Bocce Bash @ Oktobrewfest continued

Second Place Winners Bond Family: Zach Bond, Katie Bond, Josh Bond, Abby Bond

Third Place Winners The Big LeBocce: Matt Reck, Kyle Holman, Scott Rafinski, Rod Kutter

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Jeff Carlson, Jesse Rosales, Kyle Holman, Scott Warner


NOCO Bocce Bash @ Oktobrewfest continued

Jeff Reck, Katie Bond, and Abby Bond with some friendly competition.

Judy Bond, Katie Bond, Abby Bond

Doug Elliott shows excellent form during a Bocce throw.

Members of the Bond Family team give handshakes and high fives to members of the Connecting Point Blue team.

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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 2022: The Mildred S. Hansen Nursing Program Scholarship is awarded annually to a student 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 two-year 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 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 Practitioner Degree, or other related advanced nursing degrees. Scholarship does not pay for prerequisite classes.

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The Gerald Rennels Nursing Tuition Assistance Scholarship is awarded annually to a student 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. This scholarship provides payment of tuition up to $2,500 for one semester. Recipients of this scholarship must be a North Colorado Medical Center employee, with special consideration made for applicant working within or planning to work within the oncology specialty. Recipients of this scholarship are encouraged to work for North Colorado Medical Center upon completion of their degree. 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. Recipients are encouraged to work for North Colorado Medical Center upon completion of their degree. 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, includes course tuition, certification testing fee, books, and medical equipment required for course work. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.


NCMC Foundation Scholarships continued 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.

North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) to provide a one-time scholarship for those seeking continuing education or certification within their field. Ancillary staff include laboratory, radiology, and pharmacy technicians, physical and occupational therapists, care coordinators and social workers, dietary/food nutrition services, environmental services, medical records/HIMS, billing, coding, security, business associate. Applicant must be an employee of NCMC for at least 90 days.

NCMC Foundation Allied Health Professional and Emergency Medical Services Scholarship is available to individuals

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.

who have met the prerequisite requirements and been accepted into an Allied Health Professional or Emergency Medical Services Degree program, or are completing an Allied Health Professional or Emergency Medical Services Certificate through courses offered at Aims Community College. This scholarship provides payment of tuition up to $1,000 per semester for up to two semesters. Recipients of this scholarship are encouraged to work for North Colorado Medical Center upon completion of their degree. Applicant must be a resident of Weld County. Scholarship does not pay for prerequisite classes.

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 Aims Community College, to obtain an Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology Degree. This scholarship provides payment of tuition up to $1,000 per semester for up to two semesters. Recipients of this scholarship are encouraged to work for North Colorado Medical Center upon completion of their degree. Applicant must be a resident of Weld County. Scholarship does not pay for prerequisite classes. The Paul and Mary Henneck Continuing

Education and Certification Scholarship

was established for ancillary department staff of

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. 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 25, 2022.

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 nearly 185 students seeking a career in healthcare.

Applications for 2022 scholarships can be found at www.ncmcfoundation.org beginning December 13, 2021. Scholarship applications must be submitted by Friday, March 25, 2022. Please contact Diana Wood, Development Program Director, at diana.wood@ncmcfoundation.org for additional information regarding the NCMC Foundation scholarship program.

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NCMC Foundation Awards Over $409,000 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:

Patient Support Funds to benefit: • specialized burn garments for burn outpatients • assistance with living expenses for patients undergoing treatment for cancer 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 • fitness programs for cardiac and pulmonary patients

$103,219

Curtis Strong Center for the Visually Impaired to support low vision services.

$80,000

Pediatric Sleep Lab to support the state-of-the-art sleep lab at NCMC and purchase sleep medicine equipment.

$48,691

Scholarships awarded to individuals pursuing a career in healthcare.

$55,693

The Lucile Harrison Fund to provide toys, equipment, interactive devices, and décor for the Pediatric Department.

$29,030

Support continuing education for NCMC staff, purchase specialized equipment and technology, and specific department needs for: • CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado • Western States Burn Center • Diabetes Care Coordination • Trauma Center • Plant Services • Cath Lab

$36,721

Heart Safe City program to place and maintain Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) throughout Weld County.

$36,807

The Wendall Fuller Fund for MedBridge subscriptions for the Rehabilitation Department.

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$12,178

The Healthcare Provider Support Fund to cater meals and purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline workers at NCMC during COVID-19.

$6,019

The Med-Aid Prescription program to provide one-time prescription assistance to individuals in Weld County with an urgent medication need, but are unable to cover the cost.

$1,507

Total $409,865


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