On Saturday, June 26, 2021, the Longs Peak Hospital Foundation held a Clay Shoot fundraiser at Colorado Clays in Brighton. More than $40,000 was raised for continual enhancement of our hospital’s newly expanded intensive care unit!
Even though Wendell Young’s friends felt helpless when he was on a ventilator, they believed he would make it. They made Wendell for Mayor t-shirts. They also provided meals, transportation and emotional support to Wendell’s family.
On March 30, 2021, Wendell and his wife, Dr. Lisa Young, were at home. Lisa, a UCHealth audiologist, went into high gear when she realized that Wendell’s breathing was severely struggling. He had been diagnosed with COVID-19 the day before. Even though Wendell had oxygen at home, he significantly worsened on April 1. He was coughing up blood and Lisa took him back to Longs Peak Hospital where he stayed for 11 days, eight of which he was connected to a ventilator.
UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital and Healthy Hearts program hosted a Career Fair for students in the St. Vrain Valley School District on July 24. The fair allowed students to talk to health care professionals to learn about all the different health care careers which included physicians, nurses, pharmacists, radiology, nutritionists, therapists, etc.
Thanks to donor generosity, Longs Peak Hospital recently acquired traction equipment used to reduce pain and realign fractures. The new equipment is known as Buck’s Traction and is used to help realign a fracture by applying weighted pressure on the extremity using a pulley system.
A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to Longs Peak Hospital Foundation. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact, or you can use your fund as a tool for ongoing and future charitable gifts.
Longs Peak Hospital joined a collaboration with Longmont United Hospital and the City of Longmont to launch Stop the Bleed trainings for teachers in the St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD). Foundation supporters made it possible for us to contribute 140 Stop the Bleed kits, including 20 kits placed with trained teachers at six local high schools.
Your generosity has helped UCHealth expedite its response to meet our growing community's needs. Our stories herein help demonstrate the power of the gifts you give. When we work together, we bring great things to fruition for our families, our friends, ourselves and our future.
Thanks to donor generosity, Longs Peak Hospital was able to speed up plans to expand its intensive care unit, as well as add state-of-the-art technology to better serve residents of Longmont and the surrounding area. Watch two short videos in which the hospital's president and the ICU's nurse manager discuss the new space.
At Longs Peak Hospital Foundation, our mission is to develop and steward philanthropic resources to improve lives. The Longs Peak Hospital lymphedema clinic, opened through the power of philanthropy, continues to exemplify how donor generosity helps bridge gaps and add value for patients.
Each year, donor generosity enables the foundation to award scholarships to UCHealth employees interested in furthering career-related skills. For our 2020–21 scholarship cycle, $37,000 was awarded to 26 recipients who work at Longs Peak Hospital and its affiliated clinics.