Stories of healing and hope

Courage, persistence, determination. These are qualities that define humankind and that will see us through the pandemic. Patients are recovering. Progress in treating COVID-19 is being made. Focusing on the positive helps create the reality we all want to live in. Thus we share these stories.

Filling a need for food support

With school closures and a record number of unemployment claims filed, many people are worrying how they will feed their families. Our community has rallied to support the UCHealth Family Medicine Center (FMC) Food Pantry, which partners with Food Bank for Larimer County to provide fresh food to those suffering from food insecurity.

Blood donors answer the call

We asked, and northern Colorado residents answered. Garth Englund Blood Center (GEBC) has had an amazing response to its requests for blood donations during the pandemic. Read about the impact these blood donations have had, and learn about a new opportunity for donating "convalescent plasma."

Together, we address the challenge of COVID-19

As the world faces a pandemic, our community is coming together to address an unprecedented challenge unlike anything most of us have ever seen. Neighbors are helping neighbors. Pharmacies and grocery stores are staying open to serve the public, and their employees are working tirelessly to stock and deliver essentials. On social media, messages of gratitude and hope abound. People are sharing ways to cope, through virtual fitness and meditation classes, video church services, and more. On the front lines, we have our health care workers.

COVID-19: How to donate medical supplies and other items

UCHealth is grateful for community support of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read this to find out how to donate medical supplies and food for workers. We also provide a list of links to reliable information about how to care for yourself and your family during the pandemic.

COVID-19: Ways to help

We welcome our community’s partnership in fighting this pandemic. You can make a difference for our health care heroes by donating to COVID-19 Emergency Relief and by donating blood. Learn about these opportunities and more ways you can help.

Thank a health care hero

UCHealth is grateful for the outpouring of community support for our staff during the pandemic. Across Colorado, people are recognizing and thanking health care workers with videos and messages.

Markleys, McGraw honored for improving lives

UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation honored Markley Motors and Beryl “Brownie” McGraw for their dedication to improving health in northern Colorado at the annual Celebration of Caring event Sept. 26 at the Drake Centre in Fort Collins. At the event, the foundation also announced the recipients of its 2019–2020 Employee Scholarship Program.

Doug Markley, left, of Markley Motors stands at Celebration of Caring, Sept. 26, 2019, with Kevin Unger, president and CEO UCHealth’s Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies. Markley Motors received UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation’s 2019 Vitalitarian Award at the Celebration of Caring event held at the Drake Centre in Fort Collins.

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