Grateful patient giving—recognize outstanding care
At UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation, we value the relationships built between our patients and their care teams, and we cherish moments when that connection grows into impact. If making a gift in gratitude for the care you experienced feels right to you, please contact us today.
The foundation offers many ways for patients to make a gift in honor of a caregiver who impacted their visit or stay, and in celebration or in memory of loved ones.
Gifts of all sizes add up to make a big difference toward health care for our community.
All gifts to UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Please consult with your tax adviser for information regarding your tax deduction. Thank you for helping to make northern Colorado a healthy place to live!
Oncology services manager Kathleen Michie, who works at UCHealth Cancer Center – Harmony Campus in Fort Collins, is an inspiration to many of the people she meets. In fact, she was the inspiration for the start of our Grateful Patient program in 2008 and was the first person to receive a Grateful Patient pin under our program. The pin represents a patient or family member’s donation to UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation in recognition of an employee who provides outstanding care, and the money goes toward support for patients and the community.
Michie has received over a dozen pins since then—tangible acknowledgements of the ways she makes a difference. For example, she received her second pin in July 2008 after calling to check on someone after they’d returned home, then bringing them pillows to provide support.
“She relates with patients and families in a very personal and genuine supportive way,” said Lyndsey Hertz, donor relations coordinator with the foundation. “Recently, I witnessed Kathleen stop what she was in the middle of doing, and take the time to hold a patient’s hand and listen intently to their needs.”