Scholarship honors couple’s half-century of service to PVH

Donna and Paul Poduska met at Poudre Valley Hospital in 1969, spending their entire careers there. After 101 years of combined service at the hospital—50 for Donna and 51 for Paul—they retired on Feb. 28. The Donna and Paul Poduska Endowed Scholarship Fund has been established to honor the impact this dedicated pair has had on our health care system, and the foundation is inviting contributions to the scholarship.

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Generosity Comes Full Circle

Circle of Caring donors leave their imprint on health care at Medical Center of the Rockies and Poudre Valley Hospital through thoughtful, planned gifts from their estate. Their giving ensures that financial resources are available to continue to advance world-class health care for future generations in our community. For Richard G. Titus, the kindness and care he received from nurses at PVH and MCR left a long-lasting impression. So much so that he left a bequest totaling more than $520,000 to PVH and MCR Foundation for employee scholarships.

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I believe the mind is powerful

A patient recently sent a letter to share her thanks for the integrative medicine approach offered at the UCHealth Cancer Center. Her story illustrates the importance of treating the whole person, not just the disease. Donor generosity makes some of these integrative approaches, including yoga, available.

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FAQs about our new name and structure

PVH and MCR Foundation is now UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation. We're excited about the new name and what it stands for—a regional focus that brings unity and world-class health care to our increasingly interconnected northern Colorado communities.

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Grant Provides Proactive Medical Care for At-Risk Older Adults

The foundation has been chosen as one of the inaugural grant recipients from NextFifty Initiative, a nonprofit foundation focused on improving the landscape of aging. The grant funding provides medical care for adults age 50-plus in Larimer, Weld, and Boulder counties who have chronic illness and lack a caregiver or are homebound due to disability.

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UCHealth RN coordinator helps patient with home blood pressure monitoring

Miniature Ambulance Collection Finds Home in PVH ER

A new display went up in the PVH emergency department in October. It’s a collection of miniature ambulances donated by the family of Jack and Elsie Nicol. Jack was key in the founding of PVH and MCR Foundation in 1975 and served on its board for many years.

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Jack & Elsie Nicol miniature ambulance display

Donors celebrate dedication of new blood buses

On July 28, 2017, the PVH and MCR Foundation celebrated the dedication of two brand-new mobile blood donation buses for the Garth Englund Blood Center. The buses were made possible by a tremendous outpouring of community support and a first gift that started it...

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One simple way to make a lasting difference

"I don’t have enough to make a difference.” “I wish I could do more." These are comments we often hear from volunteers, donors and patients of our hospitals and clinics. Inspired by the quality of care in our facilities, they want to help ensure healthcare in...

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