We improve lives.
Our not-for-profit hospitals focus on investing resources to improve the lives of our families, friends and neighbors in northern Colorado. Our foundation helps provide value-added services not covered by insurance.
Through the generosity of individual, corporate, and foundation donors, as well as through public grant funding, UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation provides funding to support innovative research and education, patient financial assistance, community health programs, and enhancements to patient care.
Private donations from community members enable us to bridge gaps in services, accelerate advances in health care, and help thankful patients and families express gratitude. Many critically important services offered to UCHealth patients and families in northern Colorado would not exist without private donations made through the foundation.
100% of every donated dollar goes to the foundation’s philanthropic funds, with no overhead costs or administrative fees.
Dollars from our cancer center and oncology services fund are paying for education to expand the expertise of oncology rehabilitation staff. The training will help meet the increasing need for pelvic floor therapy services.
When our corporate partner Wawanesa Insurance asked us how they could show their gratitude for our health care heroes through a gift to Poudre Valley Hospital, Chief Nursing Officer Julie Nunley shared some ideas that would directly help nurses working in the hospital’s intensive care unit, medical-surgical unit and operating rooms.
One of the many concerning effects of the pandemic has been the public's hesitation in seeking care for stroke symptoms and treatment. When a stroke happens, "time lost is brain lost," notes the American Stroke Association. Amanda Werner, stroke program coordinator for UCHealth Northern Region, explains how a WISH award empowered staff to pursue a massive community education initiative.
On April 28, UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation presented State of the Hospitals — Northern Colorado, a virtual event featuring Kevin Unger, president/CEO, UCHealth Northern Region. Watch Unger’s wide-ranging discussion of innovations and accomplishments at our northern Colorado hospitals over the past year, our COVID-19 response, and what the future holds for our region’s health care.
UCHealth is preparing to embark on a significant renovation project at Poudre Valley Hospital to enhance the patient experience and care ahead of the hospital’s 100th anniversary in 2025. The transformation includes a new main entrance and lobby, a new heart and vascular care clinic, and a refresh of the birth center, women’s care unit and pediatric areas.
Jill Chambers, an occupational therapist for Children’s Therapy Services at UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital, is passionate about helping kids who have special needs. When she learned of a large and growing body of evidence that supports the use of smartwatches to encourage healthy habits—including self-regulation, nutrition, physical activity and sleep—Chambers knew she had to find a way to add smartwatches to the clinic's toolbox.
The hard-won triumphs of the past year would be impossible without your generosity. Our stories herein help demonstrate the power of the gifts you give. Across time, when we work together, we bring great things to fruition for our families, our friends, ourselves and our future.
On Feb. 25, UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation presented a virtual event featuring Dr. Oldemeyer, the physician director of UCHealth’s cardiovascular services in northern Colorado as well as the director of the structural heart program at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies. View the recording of the virtual presentation.
The desire to help others is strong in northern Colorado. Even as we all experienced one of the more trying years in memory, helping cancer patients in need was foremost in many people’s hearts.
Addressing food insecurity in our community requires help from countless hands and hearts. In 2020, the FMC food pantry served, on average, 391 unique households each month. By the end of the year, the pounds of food distributed per week had increased to 4,000, up from 3,000 in earlier months.