Philanthropy paves the way: Empowering local cancer patients with accessible treatment closer to home
Thanks to philanthropic dollars, more local cancer patients can receive their treatments close to home. In the three-plus years since the gynecologic oncology (GYN-ONC) program’s launch in northern Colorado, patient volumes have increased, and a need for additional radiation equipment arose. Through donor generosity, the radiation oncology department was able to purchase equipment that helps meet the increased patient volume at our Harmony Campus cancer center.
The funding from the Northeast Colorado Region Healthcare Coalition (NERHCC) helped deliver a four-day course held at the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and at nearby simulation grounds. Emergency medical personnel underwent training and simulations to provide medical support in dangerous situations such as SWAT calls, search-and-rescue calls, dive rescue calls, and wildfires.
The UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation Greatest Need fund makes a significant impact on addressing pressing challenges and meeting diverse needs within the UCHealth northern region. This fund has provided crucial support to various initiatives, including the groundbreaking UCHealth EMS Paramedic Program, aimed at addressing staffing shortages while investing in employee development. Additionally, the fund has enabled the expansion of vital programs such as community health improvement initiatives, car seat distribution for families in need, and the Sunshine Cart program, which enhances patient experiences and comfort.
Spring Benefit attendees enjoyed the opportunity to learn about the importance of having world-class health care in our community. Having close-to-home health care saves lives, and donor generosity benefits countless patients.
Philanthropic dollars enabled the purchase of high-definition imaging systems for UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies and UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital. This specimen-radiography equipment is used in breast cancer surgeries, enabling surgically excised specimens to be imaged in the operating room rather than taking them to the breast diagnostic center.
On March 30, your generosity makes National Doctors’ Day a celebration. Through our Grateful Giving program, you can make a donation in honor of your physician and the care you’ve received.
A message from our director: Please allow me to kick off 2023 with an enormous thank you to you—our friends and donors—for your generosity. Because of your support, UCHealth is a leader in helping patients recover, thrive, and live extraordinary lives.
On March 29, the WISH giving circle is hosting a gathering to celebrate its 10 years of giving, announce the 2023 awards, and recruit new members. WISH, a program of UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation, was formed by a group of local women to support the health needs of our community through UCHealth programs, projects, and services provided in Larimer and Weld counties. More than a half million dollars in WISH awards have been distributed since the program’s founding in 2013.
We are grateful to the American Cancer Society for grants that enable us to help cancer patients facing transportation barriers get to and from cancer-related treatment appointments.
We appreciate the generosity and community spirit of The Human Bean of Northern Colorado and the Colorado Eagles. The two are partnering to raise funds for our Oncology Patient Assistance Fund, which helps patients in need pay for basic expenses health insurance does not cover, from rent or mortgage to groceries and gas, and more.