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Ptarmigan Ladies Golf Association reaches a decade of raising funds for cancer patient assistance

Each September, the Ptarmigan Ladies Golf Association (PLGA) hosts the Double Cup Golf Tournament to benefit our cancer patient and family assistance fund. This year, the golfers celebrated the event’s 10th anniversary—along with the fact that their event has raised $44,000 over the past 10 years to help cancer patients and their families pay for expenses not covered by health insurance.

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‘Philanthropy elevates a life of success to a life of significance’

These eloquent words about the power of giving are from Kristi Benningsdorf, who became the new chair of the foundation’s board of directors on July 1. Benningsdorf succeeds Yvonne Myers, whose term ended on June 30. Benningsdorf joined the foundation board six years ago and has an extensive history of service to our community. In this Q&A, she shares what inspires her to serve.

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Sept. 7 is National Grateful Patient Day

Grateful Patient Day is a way to show appreciation for the amazing, dedicated people who work in the health care field. Recognizing a health care worker uplifts the recipient and inspires all who hear the story. Expressing gratitude is a powerful part of the healing journey for patients and their families.

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Local business provides gifts to ease nurses’ workday

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.

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Funding enables creative approach to raising stroke awareness

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.

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UCHealth unveils plans to transform Poudre Valley Hospital

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.

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Giving-circle award provides smartwatches to help kids build healthy habits

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.

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Thank you to our corporate partners for their support:

Bank of Colorado
Dellenbach Motors
Markley Motors Inc.
Sage Homes
Woodward Charitable Trust
The Human Bean of Northern Colorado
Alpine Bank
Colorado Eagles
Eye Center of Northern Colorado
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Northern Colorado Anesthesia Professionals
U.S. Engineering
The Women's Clinic of Northern Colorado
Advanced Medical Imaging Consultants
Canvas Credit Union
Flood and Peterson
Great Western Petroleum
High Country Beverage
Houska Automotive
Northern Colorado Hospitalists
Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies
The S/L/A/M Collaborative
Wilbur's Total Beverage

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