Community Impact Award for NCMC Spirit of Women
National organization honors Greeley ‘Day of Dance’ event
LAS VEGAS (Aug. 14, 2013) – North Colorado Medical Center was honored at the 16th annual Spirit of Women National Executive Meeting for their successful Day of Dance initiative. Spirit of Women leaders said through inspiring community outreach effort, North Colorado Medical Center has shown true Excellence in Community Impact. The award was presented to the NCMC Spirit of Women team in Las Vegas on July 18.
While NCMC annually hosts what most would regard as a successful Day of Dance event, organizers sought to extend the reach to young families in the community. With this in mind, in 2013, the Spirit team leaders at NCMC forged an innovative relationship with the local school district to reach young families with children from infancy to middle school. Held at the Greeley Family FunPlex, Day of Dance 2013 offered a wide range of activities, games, health education and dancing with tremendous appeal for the entire family. The event was a huge success, increasing attendees from 1,500 in 2012 to 3,500 in 2013.
The Spirit of Women National Awards focus on hospitals across the United States that create and implement innovative initiatives to help improve the health of local communities.
NCMC was selected as the winner of this year’s Community Impact National Award by a panel of judges appointed by Spirit of Women. The judging panel included industry consultants, hospital executives, health care editors, wellness coaches, industry writers and representatives from two national advocacy partnership groups. The panel also selected exemplary hospitals in the fields of: Cultural Diversity Award, Life Stage Programming, Community Collaboration, Innovation Outreach and Strategic Integration of Women’s Services.
ABOUT SPIRIT OF WOMEN
Spirit of Women is a national network of leading hospitals dedicated to improving women's lives with innovative health and community programs. Spirit of Women Hospitals touch the lives of millions of women each year through the presentation of educational events, consumer membership programs, conferences, communications and grassroots efforts to improve the health and well-being of women everywhere. Spirit of Women enables participating hospitals to focus on community needs while providing the strength of national support.
ABOUT NORTH COLORADO MEDICAL CENTER
North Colorado Medical Center is a fully accredited, private, nonprofit facility licensed in Greeley, Colo., operated by Banner Health, a nonprofit healthcare system with 24 hospitals in seven states. It serves as a regional medical center offering a comprehensive scope of with community-based and specialty healthcare services for an area including southern Wyoming, western Nebraska, western Kansas and northeastern Colorado. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com/NCMC.