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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.

Banner Health welcomes new pediatrician to Greeley
Dec. 20, 2011 – Banner Health welcomes a new pediatrician to the Banner Health Clinic–Pediatrics in Greeley.

Body Shoppe can help with your New Year’s resolutions
Dec. 13, 2011 — Get in shape this New Year and develop healthy habits to last a lifetime in Body Shoppe, a 12-week lifestyle change program sponsored by the Cardiac Rehab Program of North Colorado Medical Center.

Windsor’s Banner physicians promote reading with health
Dec. 7, 2011 — Children who see Dr. Jonathan Kary or Dr. Trina Kessinger at the Medical Arts Centre of Windsor are receiving a good book along with a good checkup from the clinic.

NCMC Spirit of Women receives national recognition
Nov. 23, 2011 — North Colorado Medical Center has announced that Spirit of Women Health Network has selected the Greeley hospital as a Spirit of Women Premier Hospital.

Long-time Greeley women’s health clinic joins Banner Medical Group
Oct. 25, 2011 — The Women’s Clinic of Greeley is now Banner Health Clinic – OB/Gyn Greeley and part of the Banner Health family of physicians.

Robert Fried, MD, joins Banner Health as palliative care specialist
Oct. 18, 2011 – Banner Health welcomes palliative care specialist Robert A. Fried, MD, to its team of medical professionals in Greeley.

Burn Center golf tournament raises record amount of funds
Oct. 12, 2011 – Despite British Open-like conditions with rain, wind, and low temperatures setting the tone for the day, more than 300 golfers, sponsors and volunteers participated in the sold-out 21st annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic, hosted by the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation.

Banner Health expands regional diabetes education program
Oct. 10, 2011 – To meet the ongoing demand for resources and education related to diabetes, the staff of Banner Health Outpatient Diabetes Education have enhanced and expanded the program in Greeley, Windsor and Loveland. The program will expand to Johnstown Family Physicians later this year.

North Colorado Medical Center features staff, community in video
Oct. 4, 2011 – You can now see the Pink Glove Dance featuring North Colorado Medical Center staff members and area breast cancer survivors.

Nurse practitioner earns certification in heart failure care
Oct. 3, 2011 — Missy Jensen, nurse practitioner, with the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado at North Colorado Medical Center and McKee Medical Center, has been named a Certified Heart Failure nurse by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses.

Two pediatricians open clinic with Banner Health
Sept. 23, 2011 – Banner Health welcomes two pediatricians who will see patients in the new Banner Health Clinic–Pediatrics. The clinic opens Oct. 10.

North Colorado Medical Center offers depression screenings
Sept. 22, 2011 – North Colorado Medical Center Behavioral Health staff will offer screenings for National Depression Screening Day on Oct. 6 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at their clinic at 928 12th St. in Greeley, CO 80631.

North Colorado Medical Center’s Walk to Remember on Oct. 16
Sept. 22, 2011 – North Colorado Medical Center and the Monfort Family Birth Center have organized the 11th annual Walk to Remember for families who have experienced the loss of a baby. The walk and a special balloon release is 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 16 at Glenmere Park at Glenmere Boulevard and 16th Avenue in Greeley.

Banner Health welcomes its first neurosurgeon in Greeley
Sept. 14, 2011 – Banner Health announces the opening of a new clinic and the hiring of the first Banner neurosurgeon to serve patients along the Front Range.

NCMC event will focus on spiritual care across different cultures
Sept. 9, 2011 — North Colorado Medical Center has organized its first conference sponsored by the NCMC Foundation and the Will Rothman Family Chaplaincy to look at spiritual care across different cultures.

Banner Health clinic focuses on spine and sports pain
Sept. 9, 2011 – Banner Health broadens its scope of services in Northern Colorado with the addition of a specialist to focus on spine and sports pain.

NCMC volunteers present area students with scholarships
Sept. 1, 2011 — The volunteers of North Colorado Medical Center recently awarded $36,000 in scholarships to high school and college students who have made a valuable contribution to the community through their volunteer service at the hospital.

New pulmonologist joins Banner Health’s team of specialty physicians in Greeley
Aug. 30, 2011 – Banner Health announces the addition of a new pulmonologist to North Colorado Pulmonary and Critical Care Center at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley.

Giovanna Garcia, MD, joins Banner Internal Medicine Greeley
Aug. 29, 2011 – Banner Internal Medicine Greeley is pleased to announce the addition of internal medicine physician Giovanna Garcia, MD, to its team of medical professionals.

Internal medicine specialist expands service to Eaton
Aug. 2, 2011 — Eaton Family Medical Clinic is pleased to announce the addition of an internal medicine specialist to the clinic.

Windsor pharmacy plans open house and medication review
July 1, 2011 – Pill sorters come in all shapes and colors, and they help you keep medications in the right location. But they don’t provide the answers you need about the drugs you take.

Breast cancer survivorship study to be piloted at NCMC
July 1, 2011 — A new research study piloted at North Colorado Medical Center will help breast cancer survivors transition back to life after treatment.

Banner Health to limit early deliveries in support of fetal development
June 30, 2011 — Beginning July 18, Banner Health hospitals including North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley and McKee Medical Center in Loveland, will no longer schedule elective cesarean sections and labor inductions before 39 weeks of pregnancy unless specific medical criteria can be demonstrated.

North Colorado Medical Center nursing leader joins association panel
June 27, 2011 — The chief nursing officer at North Colorado Medical Center has been elected vice chairman of a committee with the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

North Colorado Family Medicine resident receives national honor
June 22, 2011 — A second-year family medicine resident from Greeley has been awarded the 2011 American Academy of Family Physicians Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.

Two area Banner Health hospitals receive HealthGrades awards  
June 20, 2011 —North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley and McKee Medical Center in Loveland have been ranked among the top 5 percent in the country for emergency care, according to HealthGrades®.

North Colorado Medical Center hires Medical Staff Services director
June 7, 2011 – North Colorado Medical Center announced the addition of Lynn Longner to its leadership team. Longner started in May as the director of Medical Staff Services.

Learn about importance of tetanus shots as flood concerns increase
June 6, 2011 — With concerns growing over potential flooding this summer, people need to be aware of health risks related to tetanus, according to Banner Health physician Steven Kalt, MD.

Women invited to 'Get a Clue' about thyroid disease at unique event
May 19, 2011 — North Colorado Medical Center and Spirit of Women invite local women to “Get into the Game of Health” at a special event at Eaton Grove Nursery on Saturday, June 11, at 9:30 a.m.

NCMC nurse becomes president of new cardiac nurses association  
April 13, 2011 — A registered nurse from North Colorado Medical Center was recently named president of the newly formed Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association.

NCMC Foundation Adopt-A-Mom Initiative for First Steps 
April 6, 2011 - The North Colorado Medical Center Foundation is seeking donations from area businesses and residents for its Adopt-A-Mom Initiative for the First Steps Program. Contributions will provide prenatal, postpartum and parenting services that are client centered and consist of referral, education, case management, advocacy and support. 

Banner allergist to begin seeing patients in Greeley clinic 
April 8, 2011 – Banner Medical Group now offers specialized care in Greeley for the evaluation and treatment of allergies and immunology.

North Colorado Medical Center welcomes medical oncologist
March 22, 2011 – North Colorado Medical Center welcomes a new medical oncologist to the Cancer Institute.

North Colorado Gastroenterology relocates clinic
March 14, 2011 — The physicians and staff of North Colorado Gastroenterology have moved to 2010 16th St. Suite A. in Greeley, across the street from North Colorado Medical Center.

North Colorado Medical Center honored as 'Banner’s Best of the Best'
March 3, 2011 – Banner Health has awarded North Colorado Medical Center Banner’s Best of the Best Award for outstanding performance in the health care system. NCMC is the only hospital in Banner’s Western Region to receive the award.

NCMC’s Heart Health education series kicks off Tuesday, March 1
Feb. 24, 2011 — North Colorado Medical Center invites you to take part in the 2011 Heart Health for a Lifetime educational series. The first class “How can a healthy lifestyle improve heart health?” is Tuesday, March 1.

Day of Dance events aim to create healthier communities 
Feb. 22, 2011 — North Colorado Medical Center and Spirit of Women invite the community to Day of Dance for Your Health on Saturday, Feb. 26.

Banner Health announces new emergency department contract  
Feb. 22, 2011 — Banner Health has announced that, effective May 22 2011, it will contract with TeamHealth, a national organization heavily focused in the provision of physician hospital-based services, to serve in the management role of physicians and the care they provide in NCMC’s Emergency Department. Therefore, Banner Health has also informed North Colorado Emergency Physicians, P.C., that the group’s contract to manage physician services in NCMC’s Emergency Department will end at that time.

Pulmonologists and sleep disorders center plan for new location
Feb. 16, 2011 — The staff and physicians at North Colorado Pulmonary and Critical Care Center in Greeley are moving effective March 7.

NCMC invites community to Dinner with a Specialist
Feb. 11, 2011 — North Colorado Medical Center has planned speaking engagements in the Dinner with a Specialist series.

NCMC Foundation Gala raises over $170,000 for NCMC Cancer Institute
Feb. 10, 2011 - More than 500 people attended the 22nd annual NCMC Foundation Gala, Le Grande Cirque, presented by Noble Energy at the Embassy Suites Loveland Hotel. The event raised more than $170,000 net to support the Cancer Institute at North Colorado Medical Center.

North Colorado Medical Center offers Conductorcise for Heart Month
Feb. 7, 2011 – In recognition of Heart Month in February, North Colorado Medical Center’s CardioVascular Institute and North Colorado Spirit of Women present Conductorcise®.  

New video resource offers additional help for interpretation
Jan. 11, 2011 – Banner Health hospitals including four facilities in Northern Colorado are implementing new Video Remote Interpretation services to assist   communications with patients.

Body Shoppe can help with your New Year’s resolutions
Dec. 20, 2010 -- Get in shape this New Year and develop healthy habits to last a lifetime in Body Shoppe, a 12-week lifestyle change program sponsored by the Cardiac Rehab Program of North Colorado Medical Center.

Banner Health Johnstown Family Clinic to add providers and clinic space
Dec. 10, 2010 – Banner Health and the NCMC Inc. Board of Directors announce that construction will begin this month to expand the Johnstown Family Clinic by more than 7,500 square feet. In addition, the clinic will welcome two new physicians in 2011.

North Colorado Medical Center stages Turkey Trot
Nov. 18, 2010 — This year North Colorado Medical Center celebrates the 13th anniversary of the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot presented by Noble Energy.

Banner Medical Group opens Greeley internal medicine clinic
Nov. 15, 2010 – Banner Health announces the opening of a new internal medicine clinic in Greeley and welcomes a new provider who will see patients in the clinic beginning Dec. 6.

Community can peek inside operating rooms at NCMC open house
Nov. 1, 2010 — When veteran operating room nurse Bev Peratino, RN, the director of Surgical Services, toured the surgical department at North Colorado Medical Center for the first time, the facility really wowed her.

The Children’s Hospital gives designation to North Colorado Med Evac
Oct. 29, 2010 — North Colorado Med Evac has received the designation of “Preferred Critical Care Transport Provider” from The Children’s Hospital.

NCMC Spirit of Women to screen movie on women’s sexual health
Oct. 14, 2010 — North Colorado Medical Center’s Spirit of Women will present two viewings of Discovery Channel’s Understanding Female Sexual Desire: The Brain-Body Connection.

NCMC invites community to Dinner with a Endocrinologist  
Sept. 30, 2010 — An endocrinologist will talk with area residents about “Diabetes: How Sweet It Isn’t” at a Dinner with an Endocrinologist event Nov. 2.

Health education and fun fill Summit View Medical Commons open house 
Sept. 30, 2010 — Health experts will provide education, flu shots, blood pressure checks and fun activities for guests at an open house at North Colorado Medical Center’s Summit View Medical Commons on Sunday, Oct. 3 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

NCMC Spirit of Women Girls’ Night Out presents ‘Indulge in Your Best Health Now’
Sept. 29, 2010 — North Colorado Medical Center’s Spirit of Women will host an evening of indulgence for their fifth annual Spirit Girls’ Night Out on Oct. 12. “Indulge in Your Best Health Now” encourages women to laugh, love and live healthier lives. The evening features the comedic actresses who co-authored the hit show, Girls Only – The Secret Comedy of Women.

NCMC invites community to Dinner with a Cardiologist
Sept. 14, 2010 — A cardiologist who specializes in electrophysiology will visit with guests about irregular heart rhythms and treatment options during Dinner with a Cardiologist on Thursday, Sept. 30.

North Colorado Medical Center announces schedule of flu shot clinics
Sept. 6, 2010 – On Sept. 22, the Wellness Services team at North Colorado Medical Center will offer the first of several community flu shot clinics in Greeley and surrounding communities. The vaccination offered is to help prevent the seasonal flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends getting the flu shot as soon as it is available to provide protection if the flu season comes early. This year’s vaccine contains the H1N1 strain that was prevalent in the 2009-2010 season.

Two radiation oncologists join Banner Health in northern Colorado
Aug. 23, 2010 —Two new radiation oncologists have joined Banner Health to provide cancer care services for patients in northern Colorado.

Art exhibit honoring cancer journey goes on display at NCMC
Aug. 18, 2010 — Art can be a powerful therapy tool for patients who want to express their emotions when faced with cancer. Some of that power will be displayed when North Colorado Medical Center hosts the Lilly Oncology On Canvas art exhibition Aug. 23-31 at NCMC and the NCMC Cancer Institute.

Medical oncologist joins North Colorado Medical Center
Aug. 17, 2010 — North Colorado Medical Center welcomes Dr. Sue C. Tobin, board certified oncologist, to the NCMC oncology services.

North Colorado Medical Center volunteers award scholarships
Aug. 17, 2010 —North Colorado Medical Center volunteers recently awarded $21,000 in scholarships to high school and college students who have made a valuable contribution to the community through their volunteer service at the hospital.

Boettcher Foundation to Match Gifts to Western States Burn Center at NCMC
Aug. 17, 2010 -- The Colorado-based Boettcher Foundation has agreed to match individual’s donations to the Western States Burn Center at North Colorado Medical Center dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000.

Banner Health invites public to Medical Arts Centre of Windsor event
Aug. 3, 2010 – The staff of Medical Arts Centre of Windsor invites community members to meet physicians and tour the practice during an ice cream social Wednesday, Aug. 11 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

NCMC plans fair for people interested in weight-loss surgery
Aug. 2, 2010 — People who want to learn more about weight loss surgery or who have already had bariatric surgery should plan to attend the Bariatric Health Fair on Monday, Aug. 9 at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley.

North Colorado Medical Center creates pre-operative clinic  
July 23, 2010 — Preparing patients in advance of their surgery will ease anxiety and improve processes for surgeons and staff, say organizers of a new pre-operative clinic at North Colorado Medical Center.

Two physicians join Medical Arts Centre of Windsor  
July 19, 2010 — Two new physicians will join Banner Health’s Medical Arts Centre of Windsor and continue the clinic’s commitment to providing high-quality, local patient care.

North Colorado Med Evac offers flights for high-risk obstetrics  
July 7, 2010 – Expectant mothers who face a health crisis and need emergency air transport now can benefit from the services of North Colorado Med Evac. Service began Tuesday, July 6.

Banner Home Care has a new location in Greeley
June 17, 2010 – Banner Home Care has moved to 5628 W. 19th St. Suite 1 in Greeley.  The phone number remains the same: (970) 350-6222.

North Colorado Medical Center oncology nurses earn certifications
June 17, 2010 – Two registered nurses with the North Colorado Medical Center Cancer Program have successfully completed certification requirements to earn the Certified Clinical Research Professional designation.

NCMC gastroenterologists begin seeing patients in Windsor clinic
June 7, 2010 – Gastroenterologists Yazan Qwaider, MD and Ahmed Sherif, MD, with the North Colorado Gastroenterology Clinic will begin seeing patients in a Windsor clinic Tuesday, July 6.

Orthopedic surgeon joins Banner Medical Group
June 1, 2010 – Banner Mountain Vista Orthopaedic Medical Clinic welcomes a new orthopedic surgeon to the staff.
Thomas Pazik, MD, will begin seeing patients June 21 at the clinic, located at 5890 W. 13th St. Suite 101. He is relocating to Mountain Vista from another Greeley clinic.

NCMC neurologist begins to see patients at Morgan County clinic
May 6, 2010 — North Colorado Medical Center neurologist Jeffrey Siegel, MD, will begin holding a monthly neurology clinic in Brush on May 12. The clinic will be open the second Wednesday of every month.

Neurologist opens local clinic to improve access for rural patients
April 28, 2010 – North Colorado Medical Center neurologist William Shaffer, M.D., will see patients monthly in Sterling beginning May 11.

Life changes happen in North Colorado Medical Center Body Shoppe
May 3, 2010 — Get in shape this summer and develop healthy habits to last a lifetime in Body Shoppe, a 12-week lifestyle change program sponsored by the Cardiac Rehab Program of North Colorado Medical Center.

NCMC intensive care unit receives national award for quality, care  
April 9, 2010 — North Colorado Medical Center has received national recognition for quality and excellent care provided by the Intensive Care Unit.

NCMC invites community to Dinner with a Gastroenterologist
April 5, 2010 — North Colorado Medical Center has introduced a new series of informational events to connect community members with medical specialists.

North Colorado Medical Center welcomes new gastroenterologist
March 10, 2010 – Gastroenterologist Mark Rosenblatt, M.D., began seeing patients March 1 with North Colorado Gastroenterology in Greeley. Rosenblatt joins Ahmed Sherif, MD, Yazan Qwaider, MD, and Amber Ciarvella, P.A.

Author and heart patient shares inspirational stories
Jan. 14, 2010 — The CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado is sponsoring a presentation Tuesday, Feb. 11, featuring Joe Piscatella, one of the country’s most respected experts on the link between lifestyle habits and health, longevity and productivity. This presentation is open to the public. Reservations are required.

CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado plans Heart Month events
Jan. 14, 2009 — In celebration of National Heart Month, the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado invites you to participate in upcoming events at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley and McKee Medical Center in Loveland.

NCMC lifts visitor restrictions for children 12 and under
Dec. 22, 2009 — North Colorado Medical Center will now allow children ages 12 and under in patient care areas in the hospital and other NCMC facilities.

Banner Health names Schock new McKee Medical Center CEO
Dec. 7, 2009 – Marilyn Schock, former associate administrator at McKee Medical Center, will now serve as the hospital’s chief executive officer.

NCMC plans additional community H1N1 vaccination clinics
Dec. 3, 2009 — North Colorado Medical Center Community Wellness has expanded the number of H1N1 vaccination clinics for the public. Vaccinations are available for all Weld County residents age 4 and older.

NCMC schedules more community H1N1 vaccination clinics
Nov. 30, 2009 — North Colorado Medical Center Community Wellness will offer H1N1 vaccinations to members of the public who meet certain criteria during four additional clinics scheduled this week.

NCMC plans H1N1 vaccination clinics beginning Wednesday
Nov. 17, 2009 — North Colorado Medical Center Community Wellness will offer H1N1 vaccinations to members of the public who meet certain criteria during five clinics scheduled this month.

Plan to attend Banner Occupational Health Services open house
Oct. 26, 2009 – Banner Occupational Health Services invites the public to visit the new location of the clinic at 1517 16th Ave. Court next to North Colorado Medical Center.

Cornue announces resignation as McKee Medical Center CEO
Oct. 15, 2009 – Christopher M. Cornue announced his resignation this week as chief executive officer of McKee Medical Center. His final day will be Friday, Oct. 23.

North Colorado Medical Center Renewed as National Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence 
Sept. 25, 2009 — North Colorado Medical Center announced today they have received renewal designation as a  “Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence” by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the Surgical Review Corporation. NCMC and Dr. Michael Johnell, received the designation after a thorough, detailed examination of the bariatric program components and outcomes, including an on-site survey by medical professionals.

NCMC Spirit of Women Girls’ Night Out presents: When I was a Girl – I Dreamed
Sept. 14, 2009 — North Colorado Medical Center’s Spirit of Women will host an evening of dreams for their fourth annual Spirit Girls’ Night Out on Oct. 13: Dreams of better health, harmony through the arts and approaching life with humor; featuring the comedic actresses who co-authored the hit show, Girls Only – The Secret Comedy of Women.

New cardiologists join North Colorado Medical Center
Sept. 14, 2009 – The CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado welcomes three new physicians.

NCMC Spirit of Women presentation gives insight to depression in men and women
Sept. 8, 2009 — Two experts from North Colorado Medical Center’s Behavioral Health team will provide information on depression for men and women at an upcoming Spirit of Women event. 

NCMC Bloodmobile tours available at United Way ‘Palooza in the Park’
Sept. 3, 2009 — North Colorado Medical Center’s Bloodmobile will be open for tours during Palooza in the Park – the United Way of Weld County’s community campaign kickoff – on Friday, Sept. 11. Tours will be available from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in Lincoln Park in downtown Greeley.

NCMC implements new visitor guidelines for flu season
Sept. 3, 2009 —North Colorado Medical Center has announced that it is implementing new visitor restrictions as an additional precautionary measure to ensure a safe environment for patients and protect patients, visitors and employees during the influenza season.

Fifteen NCMC volunteers receive $50,000 in scholarships 
July 23, 2009 — The Volunteer Leadership Council at North Colorado Medical Center recently awarded 15 NCMC volunteers $50,000 in scholarships. The $50,000 was divided among the individuals based on academic achievement, dedication to volunteer service, community involvement, financial need, maturity and academic promise.

North Colorado Medical Center recognized for heart and stroke care
July 16, 2009 – North Colorado Medical Center has been recognized for achievement in using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients through The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The GuidelinesSM program.

Banner Health Western Region director wins risk management award
July 14, 2009 – Banner Health’s director of Risk Management for the Western Region, Lynn Runyan, was recently named “National Risk Management Professional of the Year” by the National Association of Insurance Women.

NCMC plans fair for people interested in weight-loss surgery
July 14, 2009 — People who want to learn more about weight-loss surgery or who have already had bariatric surgery should plan to attend the Bariatric Health Fair on Aug. 10 at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley.

NCMC opens new Western States Burn Center
April 2, 2009 — Further enhancing patient care, North Colorado Medical Center introduced its $4.9 million, new Western States Burn Center this week.

NCMC plans media tour for Western States Burn Center opening
March 30, 2009 — North Colorado Medical Center invites members of the media to attend a tour of the new Western States Burn Center and Endoscopy Center at NCMC in Greeley. The tour, at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 2, will allow you to get an early look at the expanded and upgraded state-of-the-art unit.

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1801 16th St.
Greeley, CO 80631
(970) 352-4121
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