Banner Health lifts visitor restrictions at all facilities
2014-2015 cold and flu season starts to wind down
PHOENIX (April 1, 2015) – As the flu and cold season winds down, Banner Health has lifted visitor restrictions at all of its facilities. Restrictions for the 2014-2015 cold and flu season were implemented last Oct. 1; a little earlier than expected because of the outbreak of Enterovirus D68 across the nation.
Truven Health Analytics honors two Banner Health hospitals as being among the nation’s best
PHOENIX (Mar. 5, 2015) – Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, Ariz., and North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo., were named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, a leading national health care research and quality assessment organization.
Banner Health to hold job fair in Northern Colorado
Recruiters will be seeking to fill openings in Northern Colorado and Wyoming
Loveland, CO (Jan. 9, 2015) – Banner Health is hosting a job fair Monday, Jan. 12 at Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Loveland.
Nine Banner Health hospitals earn ‘Top Performer’ recognition for clinical quality, patient safety
PHOENIX (Nov. 18, 2014) – The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States, has announced that nine Banner Health hospitals in three states have been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®. These Banner facilities were recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and/or Surgical Care. The Banner facilities are among 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.
Two Banner Health hospitals in Colorado earn ‘A’ scores for patient safety
(Nov. 3, 2014) – North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) in Greeley and McKee Medical Center in Loveland received top “A” grades for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog which on Wednesday released its Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score. The score rates how hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections.
North Colorado Medical Center hosts annual Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day event
GREELEY, CO (Oct. 1, 2014) – North Colorado Medical Center’s Monfort Family Birth Center will remember the lives of babies who have been lost to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death at an annual memorial service at 2 p.m. on Oct. 12 at Glenmere Park, 1600 Glenmere Blvd., in Greeley.
Physician joins Banner Clinic in Windsor
WINDSOR, CO (March 4, 2014) – Juan Rodriguez, DO, a family medicine physician, has joined Banner Health and is now seeing patients at the Banner Health Clinic in Windsor at 1300 Main St.
Banner Health Northern Colorado hospitals achieve national award
McKee and NCMC named among Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals in 2014
GREELEY, Colo. (Feb. 27, 2014) – Banner Health today announced that McKee Medical Center (Loveland) and North Colorado Medical Center (Greeley) have been named as two of the America’s 100 Best Hospitals™, as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. While many of our nation’s hospitals are eligible to be on this list, McKee Medical Center and North Colorado Medical Center were the only hospitals in the Northern Colorado Front Range area to receive this designation.
2013 Turkey Trot has another record-setting year
North Colorado Medical Center’s annual run raises over $50,000
GREELEY, CO (Dec. 3, 2013) – The 16th annual Turkey Trot, presented by Noble Energy, attracted a record 3,762 participants and raised over $50,000, outpacing the 3,302 who participated in the event in 2012.
North Colorado Med Evac adds third helicopter
New Bell 407 aircraft to be located in Eastern Colorado
DALLAS, TX (November 6, 2013) -- Med-Trans Corp. and North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC), a Banner Health facility, have announced the expansion of its North Colorado Med Evac air medical transport program with the addition of a third Bell 407 medical helicopter. The aircraft and medical flight crew will be based at the Colorado Plains Regional Airport (Akron, CO) and begin operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week effective January 16, 2014.
Two Colorado hospitals receive Healthgrades honors McKee Medical Center and North Colorado Medical Center perform in top percentile in several measured patient outcomes
GREELEY, Colo. (Oct. 22, 2013) – North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) in Greeley and McKee Medical Center in Loveland have been recognized for medical excellence and top performance in numerous service lines of patient care, according to Healthgrades, a leading online resource that helps consumers research and connect
with hospitals. The ratings and rankings are based on publicly-reported data.
Banner reorganizes area leadership team
GREELEY, Colo. (Sept. 25, 2013) – Banner Health announced today a change in its leadership structure for northern Colorado, naming North Colorado Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Rick Sutton to chief executive officer of Banner’s northern Colorado operations. In his new role, Sutton will lead an executive team that will be responsible for operations and strategic planning for North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, McKee Medical Center in Loveland and the new Fort Collins Banner Health hospital.
New radiation oncologist joins Banner Health
GREELEY, Colo. (Sept. 13, 2013) –Radiation oncologist Jeffrey Albert, MD, MPH, has joined the team of providers at Banner Health Clinic, specializing in Radiation Oncology. The network of providers cares for patients in Greeley, Sterling and Loveland.
Internal medicine specialist joins Banner Health
GREELEY, Colo. (Sept. 13, 2013) – Banner Health Clinic, specializing in Internal Medicine, welcomes Curtis Waln, MD, to the clinic.
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.
Join North Colorado Medical Center in family wellness day
GREELEY, Colo. (July 17, 2013) – North Colorado Medical Center Spirit of Women and NCMC Community Wellness partner for an exciting event for children ages 5 to 11 and their parents and/or grandparents.
North Colorado Medical Center awards scholarships
GREELEY, Colo. (July 2, 2013) – The North Colorado Medical Center volunteers recently awarded $33,500 in scholarships to high school and college students who have made a valuable contribution to the community through their volunteer service at the hospital.
Moms, girls learn about growing up healthy and happy
GREELEY, Colo. (June 26, 2013) – North Colorado Medical Center Spirit of Women invites mothers and daughters to the new Spirit Girls…and Moms Too event, “Growing Up Healthy and Happy!”
North Colorado Medical Center earns HeartCaring award
GREELEY, Colo. (June 6, 2013) – The CardioVascular Institute at North Colorado Medical Center has received the 2013 Heart of the Community Award from the Larry King Cardiac Foundation and Spirit of Women for its work on the Heart Safe City. This Greeley initiative is done in partnership with the City of Greeley, Greeley Fire Department, NCMC Foundation and Banner NCMC Paramedic Services.
Event offers women chance to talk secret topics
North Colorado Medical Center Spirit of Women event features local gynecologist, garden center
GREELEY, Colo. (May 30, 2013) – North Colorado Medical Center Spirit of Women invites you to enjoy some quiet time at Eaton Grove Nursery and have the chance to talk about issues women frequently just don’t get to or won’t discuss with their gynecologist.
North Colorado Medical Center offers robot education
Guests can learn about minimally invasive robotic surgery in open house
GREELEY, Colo. (May 6, 2013) – The Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Department of North Colorado Medical Center invites community members to an open house Monday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Main Lobby of the hospital.
North Colorado Medical Center tops in Banner Health
Hospital is one of two leading in performance among system’s 23 facilities
GREELEY, Colo. (April 22, 2013) – Banner Health presented North Colorado Medical Center with “Banner’s Best of the Best” award Monday, recognizing the hospital as one of the two highest performing hospitals among the system’s 23 facilities.
Annual NCMC Foundation Gala sets attendance and fundraising record to benefit Cancer Institute
GREELEY, Colo. (Feb. 27, 2013) – The 24th Annual NCMC Foundation Gala - presented by Noble Energy - raised a record $210,000 for the North Colorado Medical Center Cancer Institute in an event held January 26, 2013, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Loveland. A record setting, near capacity crowd of 635 patrons attended the black tie event.
NCMC, McKee ranked in 100 Top Hospitals
Truven recognition follows recent Healthgrades distinction
GREELEY, Colo. (Feb. 25, 2013) – Truven Health Analytics SM, formerly Thomson Reuters, announced today that North Colorado Medical Center and McKee Medical Center are among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals based on overall organizational performance.
North Colorado Medical Center achieves national award
Healthgrades names NCMC one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals in 2013
GREELEY, Colo. (Feb. 19, 2013) – North Colorado Medical Center today announced that it has been named one of the nation’s 100 Best hospitals, as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals. By earning this distinction, North Colorado Medical Center is among the top 2 percent of hospitals in the nation.
North Colorado Medical Center’s Spirit of Women tackles conflict
GREELEY, Colo. (Feb. 12, 2013) — North Colorado Medical Center’s Spirit of Women is giving you the opportunity to hear a few tips on brewing fine coffee and building strong relationships.
North Colorado Medical Center's Spirit of Women hosts ‘Day of Dance’
GREELEY, Colo. (Feb. 11, 2013) — “Day of Dance: I Can Do That!” by North Colorado Medical Center’s Spirit of Women will use a family-friendly setting combined with a celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday to create a healthier community.
Banner Health Spirit of Women programs plan an Elegant Evening in Red
LOVELAND, Colo. (Jan. 28, 2013) – A nationally recognized humorist and motivational speaker will highlight an evening of ladies, laughter and life at the 2013 Banner Health Spirit of Women Elegant Evening in Red on Feb. 19 in Loveland.
Two Banner Health Colorado hospitals among top 5 percent in nation in 2013
GREELEY, Colo. (Jan. 15, 2013) – North Colorado Medical Center and McKee Medical Center announced today that they have received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ in 2013. The distinction ranks NCMC and McKee among the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
Greeley residents encouraged to focus their New Year's resolutions on weighing and winning
GREELEY, Colo. (Dec. 26, 2012) — The holiday season often brings with it sugary, fattening foods and spirits. Many look to the New Year as an opportunity to fit into a smaller pair of jeans, lose those last five pounds or even completely overhaul their lifestyle to get fit for good. Greeley residents can start 2013 off on the right foot by participating in Weigh and Win, a free, personalized program that offers cash rewards and prizes to individuals who achieve or maintain a healthy weight.
North Colorado’s CardioVascular Institute aims for Heart Safe City
GREELEY, Colo. (Dec. 19, 2012) – Are you “heart safe” in your community? Don’t know? Ask yourself:
- How many people around you can recognize the symptoms of cardiac arrest? If they do, do they know how to get help “on the way, right away?”
- Who around you knows cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and is ready to provide it when necessary?
- Where is the nearest automated external defibrillator (AED), and is there anyone around who knows how to use it appropriately?
North Colorado Spirit of Women presents Gifts from the Heart
GREELEY, Colo. (Nov. 12, 2012) – Gifts From the Heart -- For Body, Mind and Spirit will be presented from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the North Colorado Medical Center’s Cancer Institute lobby.
NCMC Spirit of Women teaches the importance of laughter
GREELEY, Colo. (Oct. 30, 2012) —North Colorado Medical Center Spirit of Women invites the community to “Laughing Matters”— an opportunity to laugh and learn about the cardiopulmonary system and what happens when it isn’t working as it should. The event is Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m., in the NCMC Auditorium
Neurosurgeon joins Banner Health Clinic staff
GREELEY, Colo. (Oct. 25, 2012) – Banner Health Clinic, specializing in Neurosurgery, welcomes David R. Blatt, MD, to the staff.
North Colorado Medical Center receives Healthgrades recognition
GREELEY, Colo. (Oct. 23, 2012) — North Colorado Medical Center’s Pulmonary, Gastroenterology and Critical Care programs today received the America’s 100 Best Hospital awards from Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital.
Kaiser Permanente, Banner Health to Host Healthy Families Expo, Town Hall and Premiere of HBO’s The Weight of the Nation in Greeley
GREELEY, Colo. (Oct. 11, 2012) – Kaiser Permanente Colorado and Banner Health will host the Greeley premiere of HBO’s The Weight of the Nation on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the High Plains Library District Administration Building, 2650 W. 29th St.
The Joint Commission accredits North Colorado Medical Center
GREELEY, Colo. (Oct. 11, 2012) — North Colorado Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes NCMC’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.
North Colorado Medical Center dances for breast cancer awareness
GREELEY (Oct. 2, 2012) — The Pink Glove Dance is spreading … to North Colorado Medical Center. More than 100 employees from a variety of work areas at NCMC star in their own Pink Glove Dance video to help spread the word about breast cancer awareness and prevention.
NCMC’s Spirit of Women event teaches about pain relief options in labor
GREELEY, Colo. (Oct. 2, 2012) — North Colorado Medical Center’s Spirit of Women wants to help pregnant women and their partners learn more about pain relief options during labor.
NCMC's Spirit of Women program aims to build teen confidence
GREELEY, Colo. (Oct. 2, 2012) — North Colorado Medical Center’s Spirit of Women hopes to build the spirit of young women through a new series of classes.
North Colorado Medical Center’s Spirit of Women plans for Girls' Night Out
GREELEY, Colo. (Sept. 18, 2012) — North Colorado Medical Center’s Spirit of Women invite women to be dazzled during a special night out with girlfriends, sisters, daughters and mothers. Be Dazzling – Girls Night Out is Oct. 11 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the UNC Ballroom, 2045 10th Ave. in Greeley.
North Colorado Medical Center asks for blood donations
GREELEY, Colo. (Sept. 17, 2012) — North Colorado Medical Center’s Blood Donor Center is asking for community help to fill a critical blood supply need. A trio of traumas over the weekend depleted supply by half, said Blood Donor Center community outreach coordinator Andrea Hawkins. In addition, the hospital has seen an increase in the number of vehicle accidents, surgeries and other traumas in recent weeks. The center typically collects about 200 units each week.
North Colorado Medical Center program aids victims of sexual assault
GREELEY, Colo. (Sept. 13, 2012) – Nurses from North Colorado Medical Center’s Emergency Department now offer around-the-clock specialty care for sexual assault victims.The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Team, also referred to as the SANE Team, is a group of eight experienced registered nurses who have received specialized training and provide compassionate care to adult, adolescent and pediatric patients impacted by sexual assault and abuse.
Banner Health Clinic adds new endocrinologist to staff
GREELEY, Colo. (Aug. 30, 2012) – Banner Health Clinic, specializing in Endocrinology, is adding a new physician to the staff.
Corinn Sadler, MD, will begin seeing patients Sept. 1 in Greeley and Loveland.Banner Health Clinic, specializing in Endocrinology has locations at 1800 15th St., Suite 210, Greeley, and 1813 Cheyenne Ave., Loveland. The clinic number is (970) 378-4676 for both locations.
Spirit of Women explores ‘Health at Every Size’
GREELEY, Colo. (Aug. 27, 2012) — Two experts will share their views on a different approach to health and body image: “Health at Every Size…a Paradox?” at an upcoming event sponsored by North Colorado Medical Center’s Spirit of Women. A “pair of docs” will examine this paradox Sept. 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the High Plains Library District Building, 2650 W. 29th St. in Greeley. The event is free to Spirit of Women members and $10 for non-members. To reserve your seat, call (970) 392-2222 or send us an email.
Nine Banner Health clinics to participate in health care reform initiative
LOVELAND Colo.(Aug. 23, 2012) – Nine Banner Health Clinics in Northern Colorado join 500 primary care practices selected for participation in a national primary care initiative. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center chose providers for the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative. The 500 practices represent more than 2,000 primary care doctors and nurse practitioners in seven markets across the country.
Take care of your heart and your pet’s heart, too, at Saturday’s run
GREELEY , Colo(Aug. 21, 2012) — Spirit of Women and the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado remind you to take care of your own heart and the heart of an animal at the Humane Society’s Paw and Sneakers 5k run/walk in Greeley on Saturday, Aug. 25.The event is 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Twin Rivers Community Park in Greeley. For more information visit www.bannerhealth.com/NCMCspirit or call (970) 392-2222.
NCMC Board, Banner Health sign operating agreement
GREELEY, Colo. (Aug. 21, 2012) – The NCMC, Inc. Board of Directors and Banner Health have approved an operating agreement that will extend the working relationship between the two parties through 2027.
North Colorado Center Breast Center designated for excellence
GREELEY, Colo. (Aug. 21, 2012) — The North Colorado Medical Center Breast Center, has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology
North Colorado Medical Center volunteers award scholarships
GREELEY, Colo. (Aug. 21, 2012)— North Colorado Medical Center volunteers recently awarded $51,000 in scholarships to high school and college students who have made a valuable contribution to the community through their volunteer service at the hospital.
Banner Health Clinic welcomes new internal medicine specialist
GREELEY (Aug. 20, 2012) —Banner Health Clinic, specializing in internal medicine, welcomes a new physician to the practice.Daniele Doro, MD, joined Banner Health Clinic this month. She focuses on care for adults with an emphasis in preventive health care.
New cardiologist joins CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado
July 16, 2012 – The CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado welcomes a new electrophysiologist to Greeley and Loveland.
Oncologist joins staff of Banner oncology services
GREELEY, Colo. (July 16, 2012) – Banner Health announces the hiring of a new medical oncologist at Banner Health Clinic, specializing in Oncology Services.
Join us for the opening of Banner North Colorado Emergency Care
July 12, 2012 – Banner North Colorado Emergency Care invites the community to celebrate the opening of the new facility in west Greeley.
North Colorado Medical Center’s Spirit of Women introduces 'Date Night'
July 2, 2012 — Northern Colorado couples are invited to take part in “DATE NIGHT” to focus on the joy of simply being together.
North Colorado Med Evac celebrates 30 years of serving region
June 20, 2012 — North Colorado Med Evac is celebrating 30 years and more than 20,000 successful flights serving communities in northeastern Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska.
Therapist: Validate emotions of people affected by High Park Fire
June 13, 2012 –The High Park Fire’s effect on mental health will impact different people in different ways. Most importantly, according to Banner Health licensed marriage and family therapist Renee Rogers, people should know that their emotions today – mad, sad, anxious or otherwise – are expected and normal.
Two Banner Health clinics in Windsor consolidate
WINDSOR, Colo. (May 24, 2012) – Banner Health will merge two medical clinics in Windsor later this summer to achieve efficiencies and improve access to services for residents there. The move will result in the closing of Banner Medical Clinic—Highland Meadows.
North Colorado Medical Center Among HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals
March 20, 2012 – North Colorado Medical Center, a Banner Health facility, announced today that its superior clinical quality has placed it among an elite group of U.S. hospitals: HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals. To be recognized with this distinction, hospitals must have had risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates that were in the top 5 percent in the nation for a minimum of four years studied. On average, patients treated at America’s 100 Best Hospitals had nearly a 30 percent lower risk of death.
CEO to leave Sterling Regional for NCMC
STERLING, Colo. (March 14, 2012) – Michelle Joy, chief executive officer (CEO) for Sterling Regional MedCenter , will leave that position effective Monday, April 16, to assume a senior leadership role in another Banner Health facility in Colorado, announced Jim Ferando, Banner Health’s Western Region president.
Banner Health/North Colorado Medical Center begins west Greeley emergency department expansion preparation
March 8, 2012 – North Colorado Medical Center, a Banner Health facility, has nearly completed the interior demolition phase on the facility to be used for extension of emergency department services to west Greeley. The service will be located in the building adjacent to the Summit View Urgent Care Center at 2001 70th Ave. in west Greeley. Renovation and re-construction on the 11,000-square foot area will begin upon receipt of building permits later in March. The project is valued at $5.9 million.
Banner Medical Group welcomes Susan Carter, MD
March 9, 2012 —Banner Medical Group, LLC, is pleased to announce that Susan Carter, MD, and her practice, Colorado GYN Consultants in Greeley, have joined BMG.
HealthGrades study recognizes emergency medicine at McKee, NCMC
Feb. 22, 2012 – A report released this week by HealthGrades named McKee Medical Center and North Colorado Medical Center among the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for emergency medicine.
North Colorado Medical Center Spirit of Women hosts 'Day of Dance'
Feb. 21, 2012 — “Day of Dance for Your Family’s Health” by North Colorado Medical Center’s Spirit of Women will use a family-friendly event to create a healthier community.
HealthGrades study recognizes clinical excellence at McKee, NCMC
Jan. 26, 2012 – McKee Medical Center in Loveland and North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley announced today that HealthGrades, the nation’s most trusted source of health care provider information, has named each a 2012 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™. This prestigious distinction places McKee and NCMC among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide for clinical performance. This is the fourth consecutive year NCMC has been named for this distinction and the second consecutive year for McKee.
NCMC to extend ED services to Summit View campus
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.
Banner Health facilities reach Stage 6 of electronic medical record adoption
Jan. 19, 2012 – Sixteen Banner Health facilities including three in Northern Colorado have been acknowledged by HIMSS Analytics, a wholly owned nonprofit subsidiary of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, for achieving Stage 6 of electronic medical records adoption.
New human resource leader joins North Colorado Medical Center
Jan. 13, 2012 — North Colorado Medical Center welcomes Jeanie K. Gallagher as the chief human resource officer for the hospital. She began her new position Jan. 9.
Neonatal nurse joins committee to improve neonatal care
Jan. 3, 2012 — Linda McCarney, a board certified neonatal nurse practitioner, has been named to a committee charged with overseeing educational programs to improve the care and resuscitation of newborns.