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NCMC to extend ED services to Summit View campus


GREELEY, Colo. (Jan. 24, 2012) — Banner Health has begun efforts to develop Summit View Medical Commons into a larger health center that will provide broader services, anchored by an extension of the North Colorado Medical Center’s Emergency Center.

This Emergency Department service will be staffed by certified emergency physicians from the same group that provides emergency physician care and management at NCMC.

The NCMC ED service at Summit View is anticipated to be available this summer for west Greeley, Windsor and other residents.
As reflected by usage, consumer surveys and patient satisfaction surveys, residents clearly value and appreciate the quality of care that is provided in the NCMC Emergency Department. Banner Health officials are confident that this appreciation and value will extend to the high level of care that will be provided at the Summit View location.

As an extension of NCMC’s Emergency Department, the service at Summit View will operate under the same management. The service will be located in the building adjacent to the Summit View Urgent Care Center at 2001 70th Ave. in west Greeley.  Should patients receiving care in the Summit View Emergency Department need hospitalization, they will be transferred to NCMC to receive their hospital care locally.

The Summit View Urgent Care Center will continue to provide high quality medical care. Also continuing to operate on this site are ancillary services that include medical imaging, laboratory services and a pharmacy. In the coming months it is anticipated that pediatricians and adult primary care physicians, as well as selected specialists, will locate their clinics and offices on this site.

“We’re extremely pleased to expand services and access to outstanding local physicians at this site for residents of Greeley, Windsor and other areas,” said Scott Baker, Vice President of Banner Medical Group, western region.  “Area residents that already use services at this location, as well as residents who have not yet accessed them, will benefit. We look forward to providing a highly coordinated patient care experience that is convenient,” he continued.

This effort by Banner Health to expand quality care options in the west Greeley area follows the recent announcement about the partnership in northern Colorado between Banner Health and Kaiser Permanente that will expand options for current and future Kaiser Permanente members. The partnership is designed to increase the quality of care and reduce its costs through highly coordinated patient care.

North Colorado Medical Center is a fully accredited, private, not-for-profit facility licensed to operate 398 beds. It serves as a regional medical center with community-based and specialty services in a service area including southern Wyoming, western Nebraska, western Kansas and northeastern Colorado. A family-centered obstetrics unit, cardiovascular, oncology, ortho/neuro, Level II trauma, Western States Burn Center and acute inpatient rehabilitation are among the many services offered through the medical center. Nearly 400,000 square feet of new patient care space was added to the northern Colorado region when the NCMC opened an expanded facility in December 2005. Included is the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado featuring state-of-the-art heart services; expanded birthing center and neonatal care unit, new intensive care units and new surgical suites.

Based in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, not-for-profit health care systems in the country. Banner has 23 facilities that offer an array of services including hospital care, home care, hospice care, nursing registries, surgery centers, laboratories, rehabilitation services. Facilities are in seven states -- Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, and Wyoming. In addition to emergency and medical services, Banner Health medical centers house a variety of specialized services, including heart care, cancer treatment, delivery of high-order multiple births, organ transplants, bone marrow transplants, rehabilitation services, and behavioral health services.


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