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The North Colorado Medical Center Public Relations staff is responsible for building relationships with community and media organizations to provide information about medical services and events. We recognize that media is an important communication link, but understand the need to protect patient privacy.  

Media Requests for Interviews or Photographs
Members of the media interested in conducting interviews or taking photographs of staff, patients, or patients' families must request permission from the NCMC Public Relations staff. This includes visits to North Colorado Medical Center for live stand-ups and other external shots for video or still photography on the campus. This also includes media inquiries for Banner Medical Clinics in Greeley, Johnstown, Milliken and Windsor.

For more information, please contact:

Gene Haffner
Public Relations Director
(970) 350-6133
email Gene Haffner

Missy Lucas
Public Relations Specialist
(970) 350-6299
email Missy Lucas

Sara Quale
Public Relations Specialist
970) 635-4031
email Sara Quale

Lisa Bohlmann
Public Relations Specialist
(970) 635-4032
email Lisa Bohlmann

Weekends or Holidays
After 5 p.m. and on weekends or holidays, media should call the Public Relations pager at (970) 392-3803. A staff member is on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Release of Patient Information
The Public Relations staff processes patient update requests from media with the utmost regard for a patient's right to confidentiality guaranteed by the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the dissemination of consistent, accurate information. Information released to the media will be to the extent permitted by federal and state laws.

Information about the condition of an inpatient, outpatient, or emergency department patient may be released only if the inquiry specifically contains the patient's name.

A patient's or employee's individual wishes for privacy or to participate in media coverage are foremost in this policy. A patient, or the person authorized to give consent, can opt out of providing information altogether.

For more details regarding our policy on providing patient information or other hospital related requests, please contact us.

Patient Condition Classifications

More Information
Visit our Banner Health news center for content specifically created to help media agencies and reporters such as corporate information, system news, photos, and additional contacts.

NCMC Fact Sheet

North Colorado Medical Center
1801 16th St.
Greeley, CO 80631
(970) 352-4121
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