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.
In September, the foundation held a virtual event for donors to hear from Longs Peak Hospital leaders. Lonnie Cramer—president of UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital and Broomfield Hospital—and his leadership team shared ways UCHealth is innovating to ensure the community’s health, provided a COVID-19 update, and offered a review of the foundation’s accomplishments as we reach our third anniversary.
The foundation is fortunate to have community leaders, executives, volunteers and a highly qualified and talented staff devoting time and energy to sustaining our mission for a healthier community. Today we shine our spotlight on board member Elena Sandoval-Lucero, who joined the board in 2018.
We often are asked by our patients, “How can I say thank you to the people who made a difference while I was in the hospital?” Longs Peak Hospital Foundation offers the Grateful Patient Program as a way for patients and their families to do just that.
The foundation is fortunate to have community leaders, executives, volunteers and a highly qualified and talented staff devoting time and energy to sustaining our mission for a healthier community. One such person is Larry Stauss, who became chair of the board last year.
At UCHealth, the culture of philanthropy is strong. Employees donate generously via our employee giving program to support our mission to deliver world-class health care. They also support each other through gifts to employee hardship relief and scholarship funds. Employees of Longs Peak Hospital and its affiliated clinics donated more than $97,000 over the past 12 months to support numerous causes.
The comfort cart at Longs Peak Hospital is funded by individual donors who support Longs Peak Hospital Foundation’s Patient Assistance Fund. The items on the cart are available for staff members to offer for alternative pain management and comfort for our patients.
The generosity of private donors and community business partners, as well as many of our fellow employees, has enabled us to award more than $46,000 in scholarships to 34 UCHealth employees since 2018.
We are deeply grateful for the support our community has provided during the pandemic. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank the individuals and businesses that gave in-kind gifts—supplies, equipment, food, services and more—to support our health care heroes in the battle against COVID-19.
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