Scholarships transform lives and communities
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.
Gifts in kind from our community—we thank you
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.
Grants from Longmont Community Foundation support our mission to improve lives
We are grateful to Longmont Community Foundation for two recent grants. The Longmont Community Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of people in Longmont and the surrounding area. Our foundation received grants to help our health workers caring for the community during the COVID-19 pandemic and to provide education for new fathers.
Caring for those who care for others
As health care workers treat COVID-19 patients, they face the same disruptions and challenges to everyday life that many others are experiencing because of the pandemic. To support our health care heroes experiencing such challenges, UCHealth established the Health Care Worker Emergency Relief Fund. To date, the fund has assisted 155 of our employees experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19.
Work of art expresses gratitude for our heroes
Our community has been incredibly generous to Longs Peak Hospital during the pandemic. Community member and local artist Basia Christ shared her gratitude for our health care heroes in a unique way. She created an 18-inch-by-24-inch acrylic painting titled “We Pray” for Longs Peak Hospital.
Medically necessary surgeries resume at UCHealth
On April 27, UCHealth began resuming a limited number of medically necessary surgeries and procedures. The decision is based on careful research and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Ways to make a difference during the pandemic
We are grateful for the community’s many meal donations to our health care heroes during the pandemic. With the reactivation of additional services at our hospitals, we are tapering off these donations, ending them on May 15, 2020. In lieu of food donations, there are many ways you can help continue the fight against COVID-19.
Blood donors answer the call
We asked, and you answered. Garth Englund Blood Center has had an amazing response to its requests for blood donations during the pandemic. Read more, and learn about a new opportunity for donating convalescent plasma.
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.
Community support fosters resilience
In the 2 1/2 years since Longs Peak Hospital’s opening, its connection to our community has become strong. That Community connection has been integral in helping bolster and sustain our workers during this challenging time.