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true north Transforming local healthcare through philanthropy

Cover photo courtesy of Juan Leal

Spring 2016 • Volume 6 • Issue 1

27th Annual NCMC Foundation Gala. . . . .

NCMC Foundation Eases Financial Burdens of Cancer Treatment, One Patient at a Time. . . . 3

Cover photo courtesy of Juan Leal.

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Human Bean Donates $25,000 to NCMC Breast Center Fund. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8


In This Issue Letter from Foundation Leadership

Thanks to our outgoing chair, and welcome to our new chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

NCMC Foundation Eases Financial Burdens of Cancer Treatment, One Patient at a Time

Sarah Reynolds, NCMC nurse, shares her cancer journey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Easing the Cancer Experience

NCMC Foundation’s patient assistance funds. . . . 4

Important Estate Planning Decisions

2015 Grants and Scholarships

A total of $1,033,208 was awarded. . . . . . . . . . . 10

A Life Saving – And Changing – Experience

Jim Lord shares his story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Fagerlund Reflects on Forty Year Career at NCMC

Oncology patient navigator recognized. . . . . . . . . 13

2016 Gala Nets Over $210,000 for NCMC Cancer Institute

Frank Stepp, Thompson & Associates. . . . . . . . . . . 6

Photos and recognition of the 27th annual NCMC Foundation Gala event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Human Bean Donates $25,000 to NCMC Breast Center Fund

NCMC Foundation Gala Honored for Third Consecutive Year

Company owner Frank Sherman presents check for $25,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Flutterby Foundation Raises Funds to Support Western States Burn Center

Thanks to Firefighter Chili Challenge supporters. . . 9

Western States Burn Center Wheeler Award Recipient

Jessica Fritz, RN, named 2016 recipient . . . . . . . . 9

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

2015 Gala “The Great Gatsby” receives award. . . 34

18th Annual Turkey Trot raises funds for CardioVascular Institute of Northern Colorado Recap of event, complete with photos of Sasquatch sightings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

2015 Donor Recognition

Thanks to our generous donors for a remarkable year of giving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

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

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


Letter from Foundation Leadership We hope you enjoy the Spring 2016 issue of True North, as we have included many photos from the 2016 NCMC Foundation Gala, which was a tremendous success. Nearly 700 people attended the 27th annual event, and I am pleased to report that over $210,000 in net proceeds was raised for the NCMC Cancer Institute. Over the years, the NCMC Foundation Gala has become one of the top fund raising events in northern Colorado! I want to thank the 2015 Foundation board chairman, Royal Lovell, for his excellent guidance and leadership over the past year. Royal’s experience in both the business and nonprofit world was a major asset to the Foundation board and his leadership skills were greatly appreciated. Fortunately, Royal remains active on the board, serving as immediate past chairman on the executive committee.

Chris Kiser Foundation President

In 2015, the Foundation made grants to NCMC departments and internal programs totaling $1,033,208. These grants purchased important equipment like technological upgrades and new equipment for the NCMC Cancer Institute; architectural improvements for the Monfort Children’s Clinic; needed equipment and supplies in the Western States Burn Center; and, AEDs for the Heart Safe City program. A complete listing of the Foundation’s 2015 grants appear on page 10. All of these grants were made possible by your generous contributions to the NCMC Foundation! In addition to internal grants made to NCMC, the Foundation also administers the NCMC, Inc. Charitable Fund. This fund is designed specifically to fund worthy nonprofit organizations and initiatives in Weld County. The Charitable Fund is managed by the Inc. board of directors, led by Inc. board executive Ken Schultz.

I also would like to welcome Peter In 2015, the NCMC, Inc. Charitable Fund Martin as the 2016 Foundation board made grants totaling $358,900 to Weld chairman. Peter is a University of County nonprofits in categories like Peter Martin Foundation Board Chairman Northern Colorado graduate and brings education, healthcare, social services, outstanding leadership qualities to the and community outreach, and supported board, as he has served on several other Weld County numerous benefits, gala’s and fund raising dinners. nonprofit boards. We look forward to continued Combined, that is an astounding $1,392,108 that excellence from our Foundation board leadership the NCMC, Inc. Charitable Fund and the NCMC under Peter’s guidance. Foundation contributed to nonprofit organizations and Speaking of excellence, your contributions to the healthcare initiatives in 2015! In an era of economic Foundation make a significant impact on the overall uncertainty, we are pleased to be a major source operations of NCMC. While change remains constant of support to essential nonprofit organizations and in the healthcare world, experts seem to agree on services in our community. one issue: reimbursements will decline, and hospitals We value your contributions; they DO make a nationwide will look to philanthropy more than ever difference! Thank you for your continued generosity before to provide needed funding.

to the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation.

In healthcare philanthropy, a contribution of $1 is equal to $22 in goods and services. That is a considerable return on your philanthropic investment in our local healthcare!

Chris Kiser NCMC Foundation President Peter Martin Foundation Board Chairman

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NCMC Foundation Eases Financial Burdens of Cancer Treatment, One Patient at a Time by Lynn U. Nichols When nurse Sarah Reynolds learned she had breast cancer she felt “like she was in a tunnel outside of her own body.” It’s a common reaction to hearing the word cancer— absolute disbelief and shock. “I couldn’t believe I was having that conversation. I felt the security of watching my children grow up, and growing old with my husband, get ripped away from me,” Sarah said. In July 2015, Sarah (38), a mother of two children, Sophie (4) and Scott (8), was diagnosed with stage II ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) that was aggressive and had moved into her Sue Fagerlund, RN, OCN Patient Navigator for the Cancer Institute, discusses future treatments with patient Sarah Reynolds and her husband, Steve. lymph nodes. She chose a double mastectomy along with chemotherapy “I was thinking this could be my last Christmas with and is now starting radiation treatment. It’s been the kids and I wanted it to be a good one. Sue was a long journey. Her husband Steve is her biggest able to utilize a patient fund to help us with food supporter, describing cancer as a “cruel bully” and and other bills so we could have a great Christmas, saying that together they are “a united front against and experience our kids smiling faces on Christmas anything that comes our way.” morning,” Sarah said.

The Cost of Cancer Despite both working full time, the extenuating costs of having cancer weighed on Sarah and Steve. Sarah couldn’t work after surgery and during chemo treatments and was put on long-term disability—which was helpful, but left a deficit in their paychecks as it matched her salary at 60%. Steve has steady work with T-Mobile as a field tech but was taking a day off each week to be there for his wife during treatments. Day care bills at $1,200 a month kept coming, along with a mortgage, utility bills, and so on. Luckily they had credit cards with a zero balance, which they used to make up the missed income. The worry was Christmas. They’d maxed out their credit card limit buying food and paying house bills. That’s when she turned to Sue Fagerlund, RN, OCN patient navigator for the North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) Cancer Institute.

Weighing Treatment Against Living Expenses Imagine learning you have cancer and choosing to forego treatment because it was simply unaffordable. It’s hard to believe, but it happens in our community. Sue has patients who must weigh treatment against putting food on the table and paying rent. “I honestly believe that many of our patients wouldn’t do treatment if they didn’t have assistance,” Sue said. High healthcare deductibles and low wages for working families mean some simply cannot afford treatment, or must delay it until other assistance is secured. “It’s horrible to think people would choose not to have treatment because of costs. I heard from another breast patient that her friend had to choose a shorter treatment for breast cancer so she could get back to work and it reoccurred. It’s heart breaking,” Sarah added.

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NCMC Foundation Eases Financial Burdens of Cancer Treatment, One Patient at a Time continued Sarah says if she didn’t have help from the NCMC Foundation patient assistance funds, gifts from generous coworkers, good benefits and decent credit, she would have had to return to work before she was ready.

Foundation Patient Care Funds Thanks to the generosity of the Foundation’s many donors, Sue has five funds (see sidebar) to use when a cancer patient comes in with financial needs. As part of her nurse navigator role, she meets with patients to discuss their concerns about their cancer treatment. She educates them about their cancer and treatment and helps find resources to ease the barriers to their care. Patients can apply for financial assistance for non-medical bills after going through an in-depth screening process with Sue or the oncology social worker. Many funds were started by individuals or families to honor a loved one who died of cancer, like the more recent Robin Feeley “Blast” Glioblastoma Fund, created in 2012 by Robin’s sister, Starr Hudson, together with contributions from family, friends and the Windsor community. “I was so thrilled when the Foundation created the first fund as I finally had an option for people in need. I remember a young man who had cancer sitting in my office deciding whether or not to do treatment. He had no insurance and was living paycheck to paycheck. Thanks to the Kent McConnell Fund I was able to help him pay rent and buy food. I then got him on the working disability Medicaid program,” Sue said. This year, she used The Old Chicago MOvember funds to help a gentleman with prostate cancer make his mortgage payment, freeing up his Social Security income for medical expenses. She has Pink Hat funds to use for women who have had mastectomies and need lymphedema supplies or prosthetics—a fund created by members of NCMC’s Breast Cancer Support Group. “The NCMC Foundation patient assistance funds have made a huge difference for me and my role in helping patients continue their treatment. To have local money from donations is so important and helps us keep our patients in our community,” Sue added.

Dr. Benjamin George with Sarah and Steve

Easing the Cancer Experience NCMC Foundation’s Patient Assistance Funds Have you ever wanted to help a cancer patient, knowing the money is directly easing their financial burdens while they fight the disease? If so, we welcome you to contribute to one of the listed patient assistance funds, started by generous donors like yourselves. All gifts go 100% to patients with zero administrative costs. If you’d like to contribute, contact the NCMC Foundation, 970-356-9020, or fill out the remittance envelope included in this publication and select the cancer fund of your choice. Image of Hope Room Provides wigs, hats, turbans and accessories. Kent McConnell Fund Supports any active cancer patient with living expenses such as food, rent and utility payments. Old Chicago MOvember Fund Helps patients undergoing treatment for prostate and testicular cancer with prescriptions, complementary healthcare services and living expenses. Pink Hat Fund Assists women who experience breast cancer with lymphedema supplies and prosthesis needs. Robin Feeley “Blast” Glioblastoma Fund Assists Glioblastoma patients with prescriptions, complementary healthcare services and living expenses.

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NCMC Foundation Eases Financial Burdens of Cancer Treatment, One Patient at a Time continued The Role of a Patient Navigator As a patient navigator Sue describes herself as “the middle of the wheel” by helping patients get connected to the medical, financial, and social worker team at the NCMC Cancer Institute. She helps patients answer the “now, what?” after receiving a cancer diagnosis and filter through all the information they receive, along with sorting through hard emotions. “I help them digest the news and make a plan. I want people to know cancer is not a death sentence. It’s unexpected but we can help them work through it as a team,” she said.

Today, Sarah is cancer free. She hopes to be chosen for an immunotherapy clinical trial that is studying ways to protect breast cancer patients against reoccurrence. “Cancer was a game changer for me. Stuff that used to upset me doesn’t anymore. It’s reinforced what’s important in life—not money, not material things, but the stuff money can’t buy—a great family, good friends and a loving spouse,” Sarah concluded. As a united front, the Reynolds did what they set out to do—beat cancer.

From a Patient’s Perspective Sue has guided hundreds of patients on their cancer journey. Because of the cancer care patient assistance funds available through the NCMC Foundation, she has been able to lend a financial hand during times of need. Here are a few of their stories. Karen, (not her real name) is a 54 year old female who was diagnosed with colon cancer after her first, routine colonoscopy. She learned her entire colon had to be removed and was beyond upset and worried. Karen met with Sue, the oncology patient navigator to talk about how to cope. Here is what Karen had to say: “After that meeting everything went so much smoother. Sue helped me to reach out to the proper people to address my needs... financial, emotional and even spiritual...not to mention helping me with technical jargon to decipher my physical condition. Sue is a blessing and I feel very fortunate to have had her in my corner during this most challenging event in my life!” A young mother of three was diagnosed with glioblastoma. She wasn’t able to continue working due to her symptoms and treatment demands. She was devastated with the diagnosis. She and her husband were concerned with all the missed work that they would lose their home and started using credit cards for living expenses. Sue was able to use funds from the Robin Feeley “Blast” Glioblastoma

Fund to help with their mortgage payment. This young mother and her husband were very grateful. A gentleman in his 60’s, was diagnosed with cancer and had to quit his job to go through treatment. This created a great hardship for his family. His adult children pitched in for gas and groceries but he needed more. The patient assistance funds helped relieve some of his financial burden. An elderly woman living in a senior housing apartment experienced cancer and other health issues. She was unable to walk and used an electric scooter. When her scooter broke she was isolated in her home and had difficulty getting around. The NCMC Foundation passed along a donated electric scooter from a local family and she is now independent once again.

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Important Estate Planning Decisions Frank Stepp, Sr. Vice President, Thompson & Associates An estate planning attorney is tasked with creating legal documents that will stand up in court and that accurately express your desires for passing ALL of your assets to others after your death. With that in mind, consider that when you tell your attorney you would like to pass your estate to heirs after you die is about as informative as me telling my travel agent to book me a trip. There are a lot of Frank Stepp unanswered questions that my travel agent (and your attorney) must have answered. Before your attorney can correctly draft the documents, he or she wants to understand your objectives, so they ask you that first question: “How would you like to pass your assets?” There are some key questions that you need to address before you ask your attorney to draft your estate plan. Let’s look at a few of them. What about special bequests? You probably have someone in mind to receive that classic 20th century record collection. You also would not want the stamp collection, given to you by great aunt Effie, to fall into the wrong hands. So what do you do to be sure these things pass to the appropriate people? The best designed estate plan is one that allows you to have some control over bequests. Most states allow for a letter or memorandum to be included with your will that allows you to list specific bequests, such as a record collection, art pieces, stamp collection or even specific cash amounts. Prior to going to your attorney, you should make a list of any items that you would want included either in the will or listed in the memorandum. This will not only let your heirs know what items you wanted each to have but it may relieve some pressure on their part. You should discuss this list with your attorney to be sure there are no gifts that cause concern from a tax or legal standpoint.

Who will be my executor or personal representative? The executor or personal representative is the person given the task of submitting your will to probate and administering the instructions in your will. Their job is to be sure that your desires are carried out. They will settle all claims against your estate and distribute remaining assets to your heirs, charity or trusts as your will dictates. The complexity of your estate should be considered when selecting this person. An estate that consists of a home, retirement accounts and a few investment accounts may not require the legal expertise that an estate consisting of out-of-state property, business interests and many diversified assets will require. Family members are seldom your best choice. Asking a son or a daughter to serve as executor may place pressure on them, especially if other siblings are mentioned in the will. Sometimes parents name two or more children as co-trustees. This is usually done in an attempt to circumvent sibling jealousy. Appointing co-trustees adds another layer of complexity to the role and usually ends up creating the “ill will” between siblings that the parents had hoped to avoid. Once you have selected the person to serve as executor, you should then name two or three others as alternates. Since we do not know when we will die, we do not know what the status of our selected executor will be when that time comes. In the event they are not able or willing to serve in that role, the first alternate will be selected. The duties to be fulfilled in this role are not to be taken lightly. Most people will accept the role when asked by a friend but unless they have served in that role before they have no idea what it involves. You can be an invaluable resource by simply providing your selected executor with a document that describes the individual tasks that must be performed.

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

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Important Estate Planning Decisions continued A very efficient choice for executor may be a local bank or trust company. They are professionals and can provide unbiased service while administering your estate. If your heirs become unhappy with the estate distribution, they can be unhappy at the professional executor rather than each other. After all, if I had to choose, I would rather my heirs end up with a “relationship” rather than an “inheritance.” If your estate plan includes a trust there are several key decisions that you need to make, before you go to your attorney. • First ask yourself, “What is the purpose of this trust?” Is your intent to pass assets to your heirs in a manner so they will be protected from divorce, lawsuits and bankruptcy, or is your desire, in addition to the afore mentioned benefits, to be able to define certain parameters for payment from the trust? If your intentions lean to the latter, you have more work to do. • At what age(s) can the beneficiary receive principle from the trust? • Can the beneficiary request and/or use the funds for any purpose?

• Can the beneficiary become the trustee of his or her own trust at some point in time? • Are all beneficiaries going to be treated equally? • When will the trust be dissolved? Once you have decided upon the terms of the trust you must make one more important decision; whom will you select to serve as trustee. The trustee assumes responsibilities after the executor has completed their role, at least to the extent that the trust has been funded. The trustee is responsible for adhering to the instructions that are spelled out in the trust document. These instructions include payment terms, beneficiaries, when the trust will be dissolved, etc. The role of the trustee can last for years. They are responsible for all financial accounting for the trust(s), IRS reporting, investment oversight and payments to the beneficiaries. With all of these duties in mind it is recommended that you elect to have a corporate trustee. A trust department is most likely going to be there when your estate needs them. They exist for one purpose and that is to manage trusts. They know what they are doing, they are professionals. If you decide to ask an individual to serve as trustee, I still recommend

Frank Stepp, Senior Vice President of Thompson & Associates presents to an audience of 40 individuals at the “Planned Adulthood: What Impact Will Your Planning Today Have on Your Family Tomorrow” at the NCMC Auditorium on February 23, 2016. If you would like to schedule an appointment to visit with Mr. Stepp regarding a complimentary estate plan, please contact Donna Benson, NCMC Foundation, 970-810-6773 or donna.benson@bannerhealth.com. Important Estate Planning Decisions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7


Important Estate Planning Decisions continued you name a corporate trustee as the alternate, just in case your primary trustee and other alternate trustees are unavailable or unable to serve in that role. Knowing who will fill these roles and how you want your estate distributed prior to going to your attorney will make their job much easier, ensure your wishes are fulfilled and it could save you a considerable amount of money.

What about Power of Attorneys? There are two POAs you should have: 1) A Durable Power of Attorney and 2) A Healthcare Power of Attorney. The difference between the two is the authority granted to the agent. The Durable Power of Attorney grants the agent authority to act on your behalf based on the powers that you have granted in the power of attorney. Whether broad, general powers or limited, the specific powers given to the agent are completely determined by you. Among other things, you may delegate to the agent in the Durable Power of Attorney the authority to make deposits and withdrawals from your checking account, to file your tax return, and to sell your home. However, there

are a few powers that you may not delegate. For example, the agent cannot prepare a will, vote, or seek a divorce on your behalf. Most senior citizens who execute Durable Powers of Attorney are getting assistance with their day-to-day personal affairs. A Healthcare Power of Attorney specifically grants authority to the agent to make decisions about and relating to medical treatment. For example, the agent may consent to treatment on your behalf, refuse to consent to treatment, or withdraw consent to treatment. In addition to these decisions directly about medical treatment, the agent may make all arrangements at any hospital or nursing care facility, employ or discharge care personnel, request, receive, and review any information about your personal affairs or physical or mental health. In preparing a Financial or Healthcare Power of Attorney, you must sign the document in the presence of two qualified witnesses. The Durable Power of Attorney must be notarized. Laws do vary from state to state, so you should consult an Estate Planning attorney to have these documents drafted. You should also plan on updating your POAs every two to three years.

Human Bean Donates $25,000 to NCMC Breast Center Fund The Human Bean once again donated proceeds from their “Coffee for a Cure” program through their four Weld County locations to the North Colorado Medical Center Breast Center Fund. This Foundation administered fund supports mammograms, diagnostic services and biopsies for women in Weld County who are either underinsured or have no insurance. By providing early intervention to this underserved population, countless lives have been saved. Frank Sherman, owner of The Human Bean franchises in Weld County, presented a check for $25,000 at an NCMC management meeting in December.

The NCMC Foundation is grateful to everyone who participated in the “Coffee for a Cure” program.

Pictured from left to right: Chris Kiser, NCMC Foundation President and Mary Scheid, RN Patient Educator, NCMC Breast Center accept the contribution from Human Bean representatives, Jenae Nequette, Megan Wahlfeldt and Frank Sherman

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Flutterby Foundation Raises Funds to Support Western States Burn Center Flutterby, a nonprofit organization powered by Re/Max Momentum, presented the NCMC Foundation with a check for $3,000 at a recent NCMC management meeting to support the Western States Burn Center. Proceeds were generated at the 2016 Firefighters Chili Challenge and silent auction held February 20, 2016 at the Copper Rail Bar & Grill in Brighton. Firefighters from several districts competed to take the top honor in the challenge. Western States Burn Center physician Dr. Lyndsay Deeter’s spouse participated in the event with his own chili entry!

Flutterby representatives Jennifer Sheldon, Aryn Lallas, Erica Hageman, Alison Dahlin, Shellie Jochum and Christina Surprenant present Western States Burn Center staff, Edwin Garcia, MD; Karen Zack, MSN, RN Senior Manager; Allison Bruce Miller, Outreach Program Director; Rebecca Garber, NP; Lyndsay Deeter, MD with a check to support the Western States Burn Center.

Flutterby was established with the specific desire to partner with and support other local nonprofits, as well as those on a national level. This contribution will help ensure the latest and best technology and treatments are available for use by our highly trained burn care team to meet the ongoing needs of our patients. For more than three decades, the North Colorado Medical Center has provided advanced care for serious burn injuries through its Western States Burn Center. The Center, located at the hospital’s main campus, is equipped to care for the most severe thermal, chemical, and electrical burns and is fully integrated with staff from critical care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychiatric services and surgery.

The NCMC Foundation and the Western States Burn Center are grateful to everyone involved in supporting the Firefighter Chili Challenge!

Western States Burn Center Wheeler Award Recipient Jessica Fritz, a registered nurse manager in the Western States Burn Center (WSBC) was recently named the 2016 recipient of the Wheeler Award. Fritz was born and raised in the Phoenix-metro area and started her nursing career in 2007 as a nurse extern at Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix and served in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) until 2011. She joined the North Colorado Medical Center PACU in 2011 before transferring to the Western States Burn Center in September 2013. She is a certified peri-anesthesia nurse and an advanced burn life support (ABLS) instructor who completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2015. She is currently enrolled in a nurse practitioner program.

Pictured from left to right: Tiffany Hettinger, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, NCMC; Edwin Garcia, MD, Surgeon; Rebecca Garber, NP; Jessica Fritz, Wheeler Award Recipient; Karen Zack, MSN, RN Senior Manager; Lindsay Deeter, MD, Surgeon

The Wheeler award was established by Dr. James R. Wheeler in 1993. Dr. Wheeler is credited with starting the burn unit at North Colorado Medical Center in 1981 with the assistance of Dr. Tad Gilmore and Dr. Richert Quinn. This prestigious award is given to a burn team member who exemplifies outstanding dedication to providing high quality patient care and participation within the multi-disciplinary care team.

Congratulations to the 2016 Wheeler Award winner, Jessica Fritz! Western States Burn Center Contribution & Wheeler Award Recipient. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9


2015 Grants and Scholarships The North Colorado Medical Center Foundation funds lifesaving and life-changing programs both at North Colorado Medical Center and in the community. Included among the many grants made in 2015 were funds to purchase the very best in diagnostic and medical equipment at NCMC, scholarships to support individuals pursuing a degree in healthcare and continuing education funding for NCMC professional staff. Your contributions truly make a difference in our hospital and community!

Here is a breakdown of our 2015 grants and scholarships: to support the renovation, expansion and technological upgrade project for the NCMC Cancer Institute.

$407,722

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

$75,000

for scholarships awarded to individuals pursuing a career in healthcare.

to NCMC Departments to support Pediatrics, Emergency Department, Lifetime Wellness, Monfort Family Birth Center, Hospitality House, Orthopedics, NCMC Cancer Institute, Paramedic Services, Western States Burn Center, CardioVascular Institute, Doctors’ Day appreciation, Weigh & Win Kiosk, specialized medical equipment and continuing education for NCMC staff.

$98,619

$69,437

for portable IV pumps, flight suits, training mannequins, continuing education, fire resistant outerwear and resale apparel for North Colorado Med Evac.

$64,366

for the Monfort Children’s Clinic to fund the purchase of much needed heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) units.

$57,430

in patient support programs for qualified individuals. Support includes purchasing specialized burn garments for burn outpatients, assistance with living expenses for patients undergoing various cancer treatments, basic clothing 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.

$72,448

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$40,000

from the Keith and Lola Jerome Fund to support the Heart Safe City Program and NCMC Cancer Institute renovation and expansion project.

to support the Will Rothman Family Chaplaincy program.

$37,475

for the Trauma Conference - Emergency and Trauma Symposium.

$31,300

from the Walter Bain Endowed Lecture Series to provide a speaker at the Regional Cancer Conference.

$7,500

$4,566

$1,627

to support the Heart Safe City program, which has placed over 400 AEDs in public gathering spots throughout Weld County and trained over 1,000 community members in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

$22,972

to support Hospice of Northern Colorado.

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.

$4,246

from the M. Lucile Harrison Pediatric Fund to construct and redesign the Pediatric department playroom.

$35,500

from the Marilyn June Phelps Memorial Lectureship for the CardioVascular Institute Heart Conference.

$3,000

for patient educational materials.

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A Life Saving – And Changing – Experience by Dan England, The Greeley Tribune

Up to the day he “died,” Jim Lord was not a model heart patient. That is, until the chest pains. He admits that now. But for most of us, it takes something like that to get us to exercise. Lord, born and raised in Greeley, had just turned 60, with a demanding job he loved at State Farm, three grown kids from a blended marriage and a couple grandkids. Exercise wasn’t a priority. Then he had the chest pains. Doctors put stents in his arteries and sent him Craig Nelson, Banner Health NCMC paramedic, Steve Rohn, Weld County Garage to the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation mechanic, Jim Lord and Sheena Bledsoe, Banner Health NCMC paramedic display the Program at North Colorado Medical Center. AED device that Jim and Charlotte Lord donated through the Heart Safe City program Lord’s diet was already pretty good — to Weld County Garage. Mediterranean, he said — and, fully awakened the arteries doctors didn’t want to stent because it to his need for working out, he became a was sensitive. The artery, Lord said, was just clogged doctor’s dream. He’d get up in the morning and walk enough to be a problem for the blood clot but not for four miles, and he hit the hospital’s gym at night. Five a healthy life. times per week, he lifted and sweated and embraced the camaraderie of the other patients there. Once he recovered, Lord made even more changes All that meant the mile walk to the Weld County Garage to get his car wasn’t all that unusual, even if it was in April, just months after his operation in August 2014. He does not remember that walk today. What he’s been told is he went to the Weld County Garage, then he collapsed and died. A mechanic, Steve Rohn, performed CPR on him. He’s since been told the odds aren’t good for those who need to be revived outside the hospital. Less than 10 percent survive it, and less than 5 percent escape without damage to the brain. Lord has a strong faith. He briefly attended seminary in Denver, and he says things like “Oh My Land” instead of “OMG.” But he also believes Rohn saved his life — in every way possible. Lord had a blood clot that day, and this may be simplifying it, but it apparently got hung up in one of

to his life. He made the painful decision to retire from State Farm. He further embraced the gang that worked out with him at NCMC. He continued to go in the evening even though he had more free time, as those people called him and visited him after his event. He even bought himself a Fit Bit from his retirement gift certificate to Amazon, a gift people got him because he was such an avid reader. He taught himself not to sweat the small stuff, something he extolled as a manager but failed to do himself. Mostly, though, he had to learn not to be afraid. He asked questions after his close call. What if, for instance, he’d been in the middle of his walk with his wife, Charlotte, instead of at Weld County Garage? What if he’d left for that walk five minutes later? He’s now 61, and he still gets emotional. In November, he presented a donation to Weld County Garage — an automated external defibrillator — and he met the man who saved his life. Lord was the

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A Life Saving – And Changing – Experience continued honorary chairman of the 2015 Turkey Trot, which benefits the hospital’s cardiac and pulmonary rehab program. He’s traveling with Charlotte and crossing off national parks to visit. He also enjoys hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. The last time he went, he walked around Bear Lake and up a steep trail to Nymph a mile away. He found the best way to recover from death was to have the courage to enjoy life. This article originally appeared in the November 24, 2015 edition of the Greeley Tribune and is reprinted with their permission. www.greeleytribune.com

Jim Lord, second from right, speaks to Craig Nelson, left, Steve Rohn, second from left, and Sheena Bledsoe as he recounts his experience of recovering from cardiac arrest. Nelson, Rohn and Bledsoe helped save Lord’s life in April 2015 when Lord collapsed due to cardiac arrest inside Weld County Garage in Greeley. Photo courtesy of the Greeley Tribune. www.greeleytribune.com

Fagerlund Reflects on Forty-Year Career at NCMC by Chris Kiser Longtime nurse and NCMC Foundation donor Sue Fagerlund has announced her retirement, effective April 6, 2016, dropping the curtain on a 40-year career that began in 1976 at what was then known as Weld County General Hospital. Fagerlund, a Denver, Colorado native, attended the University of Northern Colorado, before earning a scholarship to enter the nursing program at Midwestern State University in Texas. After completing her educational requirements, she moved back to Greeley and was hired as a nurse in 1976. Over her 40-year career at NCMC, Fagerlund held a variety of nursing positions, ranging from staff nurse on the medical unit, recovery room, day surgery, home healthcare, hospice and care coordination. She was one of the first oncology nurses when the Northern Colorado Oncology Center opened in 1978.

fortunate to be able to assist them during their health crisis.” Over the course of her 40year career, Fagerlund has witnessed many changes at NCMC, but she noted one constant. “This is a great place to work. We have an outstanding group of doctors, so people do not have to leave Greeley for treatment. We have a caring and professional staff that truly wants to provide the best patient care possible.”

Sue Fagerlund, RN, OCN Patient Navigator for the Cancer Institute, is retiring after a long, successful career at NCMC.

Fagerlund is best known for her work as an Oncology Patient Navigator, where she assisted countless cancer patients as a personal case manager. Coupled with her exemplary nursing skills and her caring, compassionate nature, Fagerlund provided valuable advice to cancer patients during their treatment.

What does retirement hold for Fagerlund? “I plan to slow down, as I realize that life is a gift. I want to golf more, play on the beach, and rebalance my life. A priority is to spend more time with my husband of 42 years, Larry, our son Brian, our daughter Heidi and her husband Sean. I also can’t wait to spend more time with our granddaughters, Dylan and Taylor.”

“I am thankful I was able to work at NCMC for my whole nursing career,” said Fagerlund. “I made a lot of friends, but by far the best part has been the patients. They felt comfortable in opening up to me and were able to share their fears and concerns with me. I was

On behalf of the NCMC Foundation and all of the grateful patients you assisted over your 40-year nursing career, here’s to a well-earned and fulfilling retirement!

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2016 Gala Nets Over $210,000 for NCMC Cancer Institute In what has become one of the signature philanthropic events in northern Colorado, the 27th Annual NCMC Foundation Gala, presented by Noble Energy, raised over $210,000 in net proceeds for the North Colorado Medical Center Cancer Institute on January 30th. Nearly 700 guests turned out for “The French Riviera” themed black tie affair held at the Embassy Suites in Loveland. In addition to raising funds to support the $10 million renovation and expansion of the NCMC Cancer Institute, the gala honors an outstanding individual or organization for distinguished service and leadership in healthcare in our region. This year’s recipient, long-time NCMC Foundation donor Rick Montera, received the Foundation’s Legacy Award for his philanthropic efforts in northern Colorado. Guests were treated to French themed gourmet cuisine, wine, and specialty drinks; the opportunity to bid on an expanded silent auction with 122 oneof-a-kind items including suite seats at premier sporting events, private wine tasting packages, artwork, and spa packages. Entertainment highlights of “The French Riviera” included the outstanding performance of Spinphony, who rocked out to Led Zeppelin during the Euro Chic fashion show. A lucky guest won an exquisite

pair of diamond hoop earrings featuring 1-karat of brilliant cut diamonds valued at $3,275, courtesy of Weiss Jewelers of Greeley. “We are once again amazed and honored that nearly 700 people gathered to celebrate the outstanding healthcare delivered by NCMC and 2016 NCMC Foundation Legacy Award Honoree Banner Health, as well Rick Montera as the generosity of the Foundation’s many donors who participated in the 2016 Gala,” said NCMC Foundation Director of Special Events and Marketing Diana Wood. “I want to extend a huge thank you to all of our sponsors, underwriters, committee members and volunteers.” The NCMC Foundation, founded in 1975, has served as NCMC’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.

For further information, go to www.ncmcfoundation.org.

All gala photos courtesy of Juan Leal.

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Paul & Shauna Kellogg

Michael Shirazi & Kelsey Kopasz, Vonda & Masoud Shirazi

Nearly 700 guests enjoyed the evening

Silent Auction

DĂŠcor

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Aydar spinning cube performance

Taryn Doherty & Nathan Midkiff, Nichole & Casey Harless, Curt & Madison Acklam, Mindy & Joe Shurtleff, Lance Fondren & Jessica McKenzie

Spinphony

Annie Backer, Marissa O’Dell

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Jade Engel & Priscilla Ibarra, Laura & Steve Rains

Wendy & John Sparks

Dr. Marsha Henke & Dr. Wentzell Hamner

Amy Bonnell & Dr. Erik Adler

Suzanne & Rick Ketchem

Bar and Lights

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Dr. Benjamin & Bleny George, An & Joe Leuthmers

Dr. JP Valin & Kristin Koval, Paul & Emily Lind, Jannieth & Mike Lewis

Patrick Pollock, Bobby Barczyk, Todd Wolff

Peter & Beth Martin

Silent Auction featuring Armando Silva’s “Masked”

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Andrew Brodie & Dr. Elisa Dannemiller, Samuel Bachar & Dr. Jill Hanck, Dr. Molly Decker & Aaron Long, Amy Bonnell & Dr. Erik Adler

Runway Model

Runway Model

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Dr. Tony & Lauren Gerk

Runway Model


Dan Timbrell & Lynn Longner

Dr. David & Melinda Blatt

Ernie & Gloria Ybarra, Jose Moreno & Aryell Mattern, Robert Julich & Amanda Wheadon

Larry Cozad & Weld County Commissioner Julie Cozad

Rylee Richardson & Laura Richardson

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Dancers

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Ken & Pat Schultz


Tom Collins & Pat McNulty-Collins

Drs. Scott Dhupar & Maromi Dhupar-Sakurai

Buzz & Susan VanArsdale, Renee & Dr. Kenyon Morrow, Drs. Nikki & Steven Sides

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Dr. Curtis & Ryann Crylen

Erik & Courtney Briscoe


David & Heather Fritzler, Frank & Karen Ramirez, Luis & Shuree Ramirez, Gail & Luis Gutierrez

Christina & Rich Werner, Mike & Brook Payne

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Angela & Royal Lovell

Gina & Greg Pickerel


Jim & Beth Hall, Cindy & Dr. Jim Wolach

Super Dave

Jimmi Jo & Rick Montera, Chancy & Zach Love, Keiley Montera, Jena & Mike Ruvolo

Runway Model

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Collin & Sarah Richardson

Brian & Ronda Underwood

Matthew & Brook Terpstra, Jenn & Brandon Schneider, Heather & Kevin Brown, Lindi Garman & Jason Collins

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Richard & Katrina Einhellig

Lourdes & Jose Amaya


Steve & Teresa Baker

Jennifer & Travis Gillmore

John W. & Delia Haefeli

Sally & Roy Otto, Sandy & Ted Carter, Shannon & Mitch Anderson, Kinzy Anderson, Darren Troudt, Sarah Ingram, Shane Cramer, Taylor Ingram

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Lyra Aerialists

DĂŠcor

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Singing Aerialist


Michelle Booran, Randie Lieser, Jennifer & Oran Schmeeckle

Jacob & Amy Gomez, Diana & Mike Wood

DĂŠcor

Ballroom Entrance

Runway Model

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Amanda Peif, Rachel Shannon, Jeanne Van Slambrouck, Michelle Little, Cheryl Guinn, Misti Tellez, Michelle Peppler

Chris Kiser & Cheri VonBargen

Rick & Barb Jenkins

Runway Model

Colleen Leal, Christina Davila

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Ted & Sandy Carter, Donna & Darrell Benson

Rich & Julie Klein, Jon Klein

Runway Model

Centerpiece

Specialty Drink – Cote d’Azure

Décor

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NCMC Foundation Gala Honored for Third Consecutive Year The 2015 NCMC Foundation Gala, “The Great Gatsby,” received the Best Entertainment Concept and Execution Award at the 17th Annual Icon Awards Gala, presented by Colorado Expression and Confetti Magazines, held March 18, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt Denver. This marks the third consecutive year the NCMC Foundation Gala received the award. The Icon Awards Gala, emceed by Denver CBS news anchor Ed Greene, honors the best and brightest special event professionals in the Denver region while raising money for favorite charities. A charity of choice will receive $50 of each ticket and an additional $25 of each ticket is put into a drawing and a charity is chosen to receive those funds during the event. Over 350 people attended the “Mad Men” themed awards ceremony. The 2015 NCMC Foundation Gala, “The Great Gatsby,” was chosen over several hundred entries submitted by special event professionals. A panel of nationally recognized special event planners served as judges, who carefully evaluated each entry before choosing the finalists.

Diana Wood (center) with Marla Gifford and Jerry Barnett with Moments Notice Entertainment at the 2016 Icon Gala Awards

The “Best Entertainment and Execution” award is based on overall creativity, originality, and overall integration of elements and execution of an event.

“We are very honored to have won this award three years in a row,” said Diana Wood, NCMC Foundation Director of Special Events and Marketing. “It’s wonderful to be recognized and honored by other professionals in the special event industry. I am fortunate to work with some remarkable people with Moments Notice Entertainment and Borillo Entertainment. They are always up for the challenges I present to them each year and help bring the vision for the NCMC Foundation Gala to life.”

The 2015 NCMC Foundation Gala, “The Great Gatsby,” netted over $230,000 for the North Colorado Medical Center Cancer Institute technology upgrades as part of a $10 million renovation.

Guests were treated to a “Mad Men” themed event at the 2016 Icon Gala Awards.

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EIG H TEEN TH A N N UA L

Turkey Trot raises funds for CardioVascular Institute of Northern Colorado

On your mark, get set!

The NCMC Foundation, along with the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado at NCMC hosted the 18th Annual Turkey Trot, presented by Noble Energy on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015. Nearly 2,900 runners and walkers braved the frigid cold temperatures and snow at the event, which is one of the largest Turkey Trot events on Thanksgiving Day in Colorado! Over $35,000 in net proceeds will be utilized to assist Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation patients at NCMC. The NCMC Foundation extends a huge thank you to all of our sponsors, committee members, hospital departments and volunteers that make the event so successful! Heart disease is the number one cause of death for men and women in the United States. It’s estimated that 80,000,000 American adults (1 in 3) have one or more types of cardiovascular disease. Approximately every 25 seconds, a person will suffer a cardiac event; approximately every minute someone will die from one. There are 195,000 silent heart attacks each year and the estimated average number of years of life lost to a heart attack is 15. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States and also causes long-term disability.

The number of people who have COPD is on the rise with more than 12 million who are currently diagnosed. It’s estimated another 12 million may have COPD and not realize it. Lung disease affects more than just the lungs, but the entire body. The brain, heart, muscles and all organs are affected by less oxygen.

For more information on the NCMC Cardiac or Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, please call 970810-6204. Pictures from the event can be viewed at https://ncdigitalworks.shutterfly.com/communityraces. All photos courtesy of Juan Leal.

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Sasquatch sighting one!

Sasquatch sighting two!

Runners & walkers dressed for the chilly temperatures

Doug Egloff, Carlos Hernandez, Garry Merritt

We did it!

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Sasquatch sighting three!

A boy and his dog...

Family members of all ages bundle up for a great cause

Honorary Race Chairman Jim Lord, Ticker, Charlotte Lord

Nearly 2,900 participants braved the frigid cold temperatures

Racers crossing the finish line

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2015 Donor Recognition Gift of $25,000 or more Banner Health - North Colorado Medical Center Hensel Phelps Carol Herold Estate The Human Bean Knights of Swallows Robert E. Murphy NCMC, Inc. Noble Energy Curtis Strong Estate

Elmer Lundvall Estate Magna Energy Services NGL Water Solutions DJ, LLC Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC PDC Energy, Inc. Phelps-Tointon, Inc. Reck Flyers, LLC Shirazi Benefits, LLC Tim and Sally Warde

The Bucklen Foundation Cache Bank & Trust Cade Drilling Candlewood Suites - Greeley Joan M. Carvajal Christ Community Evangelical Free Church Cigna Healthcare Colorado Financial Management, Inc

Gift of $10,000 to $24,999 Acklam Corporation David and Susan Evans Flood and Peterson Case and Kelsi Gabel Roseanne S. Garnsey Estate HollyFrontier Corporation Jerome Charitable Lead Trust Kaiser Permanente Rick Montera Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association, Inc. Spradley Barr Ford Lincoln of Greeley, Inc. Todd Family Foundation United Way of Weld County, Inc

Gift of $5,000 to $9,999 A & W Water Service, Inc. James and Sheila Adamson Adolfson & Peterson Construction Carrico Family Foundation Cementer’s Well Service, Inc. CESI Chemical - a Flotek Company Alison Jo Jenkins Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation DCP Midstream, LP Extraction Oil & Gas LLC Greeley Independence Stampede JE Dunn Construction Company Royal and Angela Lovell

Donor Recognition Area in the main lobby of NCMC

Gift of $1,000 to $4,999 Curt and Madison Acklam Advanced Medical Imaging Consultants Agfinity Anadarko Petroleum Corporation BBVA Compass Baessler Homes, Inc. Baker Hughes Bank of Colorado Banner Medical Group - Western Region Basic Energy Services Dr. David and Melinda Blatt Bohler Well Service George and Karin Boughter Boulder Associates, PC David W. Bressler Briggsdale Gas & Go

Comprehensive Risk Services Connecting Point Craftworks Foundation Crothall Service Group Dalbo Holdings Dana Orthodontics Dance Dream 3 Studios, LLC Denver Health Medical Center Dragon Products Richard and Kay Drake EagleMed, LLC East Morgan County Hospital Scott and Holly Ehrlich M. Margaret Eisenman Larry and Susan Fagerlund First National Bank Fiske Electric Fort Morgan State Bank Walter M. Francis GE Johnson Construction Company Travis and Jennifer Gillmore

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Donor Recognition continued Yaron Goldman Gray Oil Co / Rex Oil Co Graybar Great Western Bank Dr. Richard E. Halbert and Janice K. Ranson, Esq. Halliburton Energy Services Laurie A. Hamit Hampton Inn & Suites Harper Livestock Company Paul and Mary Henneck HKS Architects, Inc. Dylan and Allison Hockett Horton Feedlots Innovest Portfolio Solutions, LLC John and Kathleen Jeffers John Elway Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram JP Morgan Asset Management Elaine W. & Kevin P. Kauffman Family Foundation Kenny Electric Service Key Energy Service LaSalle Oil Company Laser Oilfield Services Leed Energy Services Leed Fabrication Services, Inc. Gregg and Jody Leonnig Leprino Foods Company Liberty Oilfield Services Mike and Sharon Lonigro James E. and Charlotte A. Lord LW Survey Company M & M Excavation Company McKee Medical Center Mindy McCloughan Med-Trans Corporation Meritage Midstream MHC Kenworth - Greeley Mike Harper Livestock Mineral Resources, Inc. Richard and Nancy Mollandor Mom 365 Mountain States Casing Company Dr. Kenyon and Renee Morrow NCMC Volunteers NCP / Supplyworks Ron and Vicki Norby The Norby Family Foundation North Central Chapter Colorado Oil

& Gas Association Northeast Chapter Colorado Oil & Gas Association Northeast Colorado Regional Emergency Medical Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital Northern Plains Trucking Ogallala Community Hospital Robert M. Ostrand David and Jennifer Owens PCS Ferguson, Inc. Power Controls Professional Finance Company Pro Pallet, Inc. Rain for Rent Ripsam-Boxleitner-Bates Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Rocky Mountain Inspection Services, Inc. Rocky Vista University, LLC Run4Greeley Ed and Jan Schmidt Ken and Pat Schultz Secure Energy Services Select Energy Services Servtech, Inc. Dr. Ahmed M. Sherif and Rabia Haderi Masoud and Vonda Shirazi Silverline Services Jeffrey and Angela Solomonson John and Wendy Sparks Dr. Sheldon Stadnyk and Lisa Wetherbee Sterling Regional MedCenter Ellen E. Stewart and Donald R. Vancil Strike Summit Pathology Sunrise Community Health, Inc. Rick and Bonnie Sutton Tarpon Energy Services, LLC Robert and Diane Tateyama Tetra Tech TETRA Technologies Thomas & Tyler, LLC TIC - The Industrial Company Titan Energy Services Dr. Gene and Julie Tullis

UBS Kullan G. Voegeli Donald and Dixie Wacker Mitch E. Wagy Wenaas Family Foundation Western States Fire Protection Company Drs. D. Craig and Vicki Wilson Mike and Diana Wood Zoll Medical Corporation

Gift of $250 to $999 ABC Child Development Center Ad-Jac Construction Company, LLC Advanced Dairy Analysis, LLC Allnutt Funeral Service Anderson & Whitney Armstrong Medical Industries, Inc. Renee K. Arnold Steve and Teresa Baker Adam and Shannon Bakersky Dr. Shane Banks Marjorie Basinger William H. Beaver Daniel and Teresa Beckle Darrell and Donna Benson Berkshire Hathaway Home Service Larry R. Besack Borders States Industries, Inc. Justin and Julie Boyd Dr. John “Jack” and Pamela Breen Brock and Company Burris Company, Inc. C R Gdowski Properties, LLC Shaina L. Clark CMS Mechanical Services, Inc. Colorado Doorways, Inc. Colorado Moisture Control, Inc. Julie Constance Dr. Curtis E. and Ryann Crylen Patrick and Pamela Daniel Dare Co. Davis & Davis Company The Dean Charitable Foundation Kendrik and Missy de Koning Drs. Scott K. Dhupar and Maromi Dhupar-Sakurai C. William and Debbi Eastwood Ehrlich Toyota

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Donor Recognition continued Empire Electric Inc. Harold and Carol Evans FCI Constructors, Inc. Firefly Resources LLC Richard and Bonita Frederick FreeWave Technologies, Inc. Dr. Juliet H. Fried Leslie Gann-Exner Genentech, Inc. Dr. Benjamin and Bleny George Westlake and Karen Goehring Grant & Hoffman, PC Benjamin C. Gruseck Guaranty Bank and Trust Georgia A. Gutierrez Matthew B. Hailey Jim and Beth Hall Dr. H. Wentzell Hamner Patricia Hathorne Karen W. Height Steven and Shelly Heintzelman Mark E. Henry Jason and Tiffany Hettinger High Country Beverage Kyle and Kristen Holman Gary Homyak Dr. Bert Honea Hospice of Northern Colorado, Inc. Kris A. Howard William and Patty Hughes Brad Inhulsen Timothy and Jayne Jares Richard and Barbara Jenkins Justice Trucking KCI Kimball Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary C. Kent and Nora Kingsbury Peggy D. Koehn Diana L. Krausnick Christina P. R. Kuehster Lamp, Rynearson & Associates, Inc. Valerie A. Leal-Whitehead Dr. Matthew G. Ledges Charles and Bernadene Leffler Marsi Liddell and Timothy Fleming Randy and Randie Lieser Life Care Management, LLC Alicia L. Loschen

LT Environmental Lundvall Enterprises, Inc. Drs. Maurice and Marianne Lyons Robert and Susan Majerus Peter and Beth Martin Jack and Mary McCabe Patricia McNulty-Collins Cecil and Joanne McPherron Scott W. McPherson Carroll and Roberta Miller Michelle L. Miller David and Mary Minielly Molnlycke Health Care Christopher P. Moore and Ann M. Little Morning Fresh Farms, Inc. Pete and Jean Morrell Deborah L. Murphy Robert and Jessica Noffsinger Northeastern Colorado Firefighters Association Thomas and Kay Norton M. Janelle Notestine John A. O’Brien Gene and Lin O’Hara Dr. Jean-Pierre and Mary O’Neal Theresa M. Perteet Dr. Arnold E. and Chun Pfahnl Pfizer, Inc. Bill and Joan Popejoy Leiton Powell Leslie and Sandra Race Craig and Jennifer Rasmuson Jim Reagan Dr. Alana M. and Shane Revoal Dr. Kenneth M. and Beth Richards Logan and Ashley Richardson Roche Constructors, Inc. Rocky Mountain Recycling Joel and Joyce Rothman Erin E. Schinzel Sears Real Estate Dr. Samuel A. Shelanski Drs. Steven D. and Nikki M. Sides Marcia L. Siebring Russ and Kristi Smart Reed Smith Garrett and Carolyn Snyder Bonnie Sowder

Sports Authority Timothy and Charlene Swain Chris Tanner Jeanette Troudt Rick and April Tucker UNC Volleyball and Softball Teams Kelsey A. Watkins Julie L. Weibler Dr. Jerry and Nancy Weil Weld County Garage Weld Family Clinic of Chiropractic, LLC Gene P. Weber Dean K. Wilson Julie A. Winningham Winograd K-8 School Wireless Advanced Communications Larry and Karen Wood Randy Yeager Lynn and Anice Young John and Kathy Zurbrigen

In Memory Vera E. Benson-Roberts Albert Bindel Ken and Leola Duncan Joey Helzer Dora Higgins Jessie Jamerman Kathleen Larson Elmer Lundvall Jack Meakins Dmitriy (Dima) Miceli Jacqueline L. Murphy Mary Peters Willard I Willams

2015 Donor Recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41


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

Upcoming Events Estate Planning Service

North Colorado Medical Center Foundation Tuesday, April 26 or Wednesday, April 27 and Tuesday, May 24 or Wednesday, May 25 by appointment Meet individually with Frank Stepp, Senior Vice President with Thompson & Associates. The program is a free service provided to the community by the NCMC Foundation. For more information about the service or to schedule an appointment with Mr. Stepp, please contact Donna Benson at 970-810-6773 or donna.benson@bannerhealth.com. 

North Colorado Med Evac Golf Tournament Greeley Country Club Monday, June 13

Benefiting North Colorado Med Evac air medical transport program at NCMC and Heart Safe City initiative. AM and PM tee times available.  Contact Diana Wood at 970-810-2687 or diana.wood@bannerhealth.com for sponsorship opportunities and ticket information.  

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