Press Releases at East Morgan County Hospital
Banner Health lifts visitor restrictions at all facilities
2014-2015 cold and flu season starts to wind down
PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 1, 2015) – As the flu and cold season winds down, Banner Health, one of Arizona’s largest health care providers has lifted visitor restrictions at all of its facilities in the Valley. 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.
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.
East Morgan recognized for patient satisfaction
BRUSH, CO (Dec. 2, 2014) – Banner Health’s East Morgan County Hospital has been recognized by a national health care analytics firm which reviewed publicly reported data to rate rural hospitals on performance and patient satisfaction outcomes.
Hospital ready to unveil $20-million addition
Public open house is scheduled for Dec. 9
BRUSH, CO (Nov. 13, 2014) – The community is invited to join the staff of East Morgan County Hospital for an open house to celebrate the new hospital wing. The event is 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 9 at the hospital, 2400 W. Edison in Brush, Colo.
East Morgan County Hospital implements flu measures
Visitor restrictions aim to increase patient safety
BRUSH, CO (Jan. 3, 2014) – With the number of cases of influenza and respiratory illness on the rise in Colorado, East Morgan County Hospital is enacting measures to protect patients and staff.
East Morgan County Hospital earns honor for quality
BRUSH, CO (Dec. 3, 2013) – East Morgan County Hospital is one of 22 Top Rural Hospitals in the country according to a national organization that evaluates performance measures from hospitals across the country.
Open house to welcome team of providers
BRUSH, CO (Nov. 1, 2013) – Banner Health Clinic in Brush invites community members to welcome our newest team of providers to the community on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 4-6 p.m., at the clinic located at 2400 W. Edison St.
New financial leader joins East Morgan County Hospital
BRUSH, CO (Oct. 17, 2013) – Banner Health welcomes Thomas Loff to East Morgan County Hospital as the chief financial officer for the facility.
Banner Health welcomes new podiatrist
FORT MORGAN, Colo. (Sept. 13, 2013) – Lorin Brandon, DPM, has joined Banner Health Clinic in Fort Morgan to provide care in podiatry for Morgan County residents.
Brush Family Medicine welcomes new physician
BRUSH, Colo. (July 17, 2013) – Brush Family Medicine is pleased to announce the addition of a new family medicine specialist to the clinic.
East Morgan County Hospital expert discusses ADHD
BRUSH, Colo. (July 11, 2013) – East Morgan County Hospital invites the community to learn more about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD – at an upcoming seminar Thursday, July 18.
Upcoming EMCH event will teach about strokes
BRUSH, Colo. (April 17, 2013) – People who want to learn more about strokes – what they are, how they are treated and what you should do when you suspect someone nearby is having a stroke – should plan to attend an upcoming educational event at East Morgan County Hospital.
East Morgan County Hospital honors lab manager
BRUSH, Colo. (Feb. 27, 2013) – A 10-year veteran of East Morgan County Hospital has been selected to receive the facility’s 2012 Employee of the Year Award.
East Morgan County Hospital prepares for annual health fair
BRUSH, Colo. (Feb. 15, 2013) – Residents who want to participate in the 2013 East Morgan County Hospital Health Fair should call now to schedule screenings prior to the fair.
Three East Morgan County Hospital staff members recognized by college
BRUSH, Colo. (Feb. 11, 2013) – Three staff members at East Morgan County Hospital have been named All-Star Alumni by Morgan Community College in Fort Morgan for their excellent work in their careers and the benefits each has brought to the community.
Celebrate National Heart Month over lunch with Banner Health physician
BRUSH, Colo. (Feb. 7, 2013) – February is National Heart Month and a Banner Health expert wants to visit with residents about heart health.
East Morgan County Hospital chef warms up to soups and sauces
BRUSH, Colo. (Feb. 5, 2013) — Learn how to make delicious soups and sauces that are high in flavor, but low in fat, salt and calories at the next Good 4 You Healthy Cooking Class at East Morgan County Hospital.
East Morgan County Hospital to add cataract surgery to offerings
BRUSH, Colo. (Jan. 30, 2013) — East Morgan County Hospital soon will offer surgical treatment for cataracts, providing a local option for residents who do not want to travel out of town for care.
Offer well wishes to outgoing Banner Health Clinic specialist at event
FORT MORGAN, Colo. (Jan. 30, 2013) – Banner Health Clinic, specializing in Internal Medicine, invites community members to offer well wishes Scott Faulkner, MD, at a farewell open house.
Banner Health program improves stroke care in Northeastern Colorado
BRUSH, Colo. (Jan. 15, 2013) — Banner Health knows that when it comes to treatment for stroke, every second counts. For this reason, Banner Health is partnering with Swedish Medical Center to introduce a telestroke program at East Morgan County Hospital in Brush.
Banner Health chef shows how Mexican food favorites can be healthy
BRUSH, Colo. (Jan. 9, 2013) — The nation’s biggest football game of the year is right around the corner. For many, the day is synonymous with food. More often than not, lots of Mexican food! Chef Peter Sisneros of East Morgan County Hospital invites community members to learn how to make delicious, flavorful Mexican dishes in a healthy way.
East Morgan County Hospital hits complete compliance with flu policy
BRUSH, Colo. (Nov. 28, 2012) — In response to Banner Health’s new mandatory flu vaccine policy, 100 percent of staff members at East Morgan County Hospital answered the call. The policy requires all employees, employed physicians, volunteers, contractors and health care students to be vaccinated or to apply for and receive an exemption, which can be given based on religious or medical reasons.
East Morgan Community Hospital offers lessons on child passenger safety
BRUSH, Colo. (Oct. 30, 2012) – Learn the importance of properly restraining the youngest passengers in vehicles – both according to the law and according to what is best for your children and their body types during East Morgan County Hospital’s upcoming Ask the Expert presentation on Nov. 8.
Banner launches mandatory flu shot policy for all personnel
PHOENIX (Sept. 11, 2012) – Banner Health is launching a systemwide mandatory flu vaccine policy which will require all employees, employed physicians, volunteers, vendors, contractors and health care students to be vaccinated by Dec. 1.
Flu season is nothing to sneeze at; plan now to get a flu shot
BRUSH, Colo. (Sept. 6, 2012) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during some influenza seasons there have been as many as 49,000 “flu-associated deaths,” deaths that might have been prevented. If you are contemplating not getting a flu shot or if you just don’t think they are necessary, think again. Attend one of the flu shots clinics being held in Brush and Fort Morgan.
East Morgan County Hospital hosts blood drive, Aug. 2
BRUSH, Colo. (July 12, 2012) – Do you have an hour to save two lives? Donate blood at the East Morgan County Hospital blood drive on Thursday, Aug. 2. Anyone can be a donor. Demand for blood always increases during the summer months.
Sports Physicals offered by Brush Family Medicine and Banner Health Clinic
BRUSH, Colo. (July 12, 2012) –The provider teams at Brush Family Medicine and Banner Health Clinic in Fort Morgan are offering sports physicals to middle school and high school students in Morgan County. The cost of the sports physical has been reduced to $20 for this special event.
Daniel Heaston, MD, orthopedics provider begins June 6
BRUSH, Colo. (June 4, 2012) – The East Morgan County Hospital Specialty Clinic will be adding two orthopedic surgeons to the list of visiting specialists. Beginning June 6, Daniel Heaston, MD will begin seeing patients in Brush. Later this summer, Riley Hale, MD will begin treating patients as well. Both physicians practice at Banner Mountain Vista Orthopaedics Medical Clinic in Greeley.
East Morgan County Hospital Medical Staff scholarships awarded
BRUSH, Colo. (May 24, 2012) — The Medical staff of East Morgan County Hospital and EMCH Foundation are pleased to award the 2012 Medical Staff Scholarship to Alysse Milano and Connor Weisser graduating seniors of Brush High School.
EMCH holds blood drive, May 31
BRUSH, Colo. (May 17, 2012) – Do you have an hour to save two lives? Donate blood at the East Morgan County Hospital blood drive on May 31. Anyone can be a donor. Demand for blood always increases during the summer months.
May Lobby Lecture: New Solution to Common Problems in Women's Health
BRUSH, Colo. (April 16, 2012) – Visiting specialist, Paul Hiratzka, MD, obstetrics and gynecology specialist at East Morgan County Hospital’s Specialty Clinic, invites area residents to join him May 8 for the next Lobby Lecture Series topic: New Solutions to Common Problems in Women’s Health.
Brush! PD and EMCH partner on Drug Take Back program
BRUSH, Colo. (April 12, 2012) – Save the date, Saturday, April 28 on your calendar. It is the 3rd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The City of Brush! Police Department, in partnership with East Morgan County Hospital is sponsoring this event in the main lobby of the hospital from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
EMCH Honors Volunteers during National Healthcare Volunteer Week
BRUSH (April 13, 2012) – The volunteers, who help in the healthcare setting, are dedicated individuals who believe in giving back to the community in which they live. During National Healthcare Volunteer week, April 15 – 21, East Morgan County Hospital is proud to honor two outstanding auxiliary volunteers.
Do you know how to safely dispose of medications? April Lobby Lecture topic
BRUSH (March 28, 2012) – East Morgan County Hospital Pharmacy Program Manager, Clark Seele, invites area residents to join him Apr. 10 for the next Lobby Lecture Series topic: Handling medications in the home.
Blood supply remains low in NE Colorado
BRUSH, Colo. (March 7, 2012) – The blood supply for East Morgan County Hospital and Banner Health in northeastern Colorado is extremely volatile. Currently, there has been a high demand for all blood types, causing type A- to be in short supply. All blood types are needed at this time. To address this need East Morgan County Hospital is holding a blood drive on Mar. 29. Anyone can be a donor.
Fall Prevention, the March Lobby Lecture topic
BRUSH, Colo. (March 1, 2012) – The East Morgan County Hospital physical therapist, Tim Brown, invites area residents to join him March 13 for the next Lobby Lecture Series topic: Fall Prevention.
Thorpe named CEO for East Morgan County Hospital
BRUSH, Colo. (Feb. 20, 2012) – Linda Thorpe has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of East Morgan County Hospital (EMCH) effective Monday, Feb. 20, Banner Health Western Region President Jim Ferando announced. Thorpe had served as the hospital’s interim CEO since last July.
Community invited to Banner Health Clinic, Fort Morgan Open House
BRUSH (Feb. 2, 2012) – You are invited to visit Fort Morgan’s newest family practice clinic during a community open house on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. The free event, being held at Banner Health Clinic, 909 E. Railroad Ave., will feature tours of the facility, opportunities to visit with the clinic’s two health providers and other staff, refreshments, and more. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 3:30 p.m.
Dementia: Memories Stolen, Feb. Lobby Lecture topic
BRUSH (Jan. 30, 2012) – The East Morgan County Hospital hospitalist, Charles Kopell, MD and Pat Samples, chief nursing officer, invite area residents to join them Feb. 16 for the next Lobby Lecture Series topic: Dementia: Memories Stolen.
Brush Family Medicine recognized National Medical Group Practice Week, Jan. 23 - 27
BRUSH, Colo. (Jan. 23, 2012) – National Medical Group Practice Week, Jan. 23 – 27, is intended to advance public and industry awareness of the key benefits that group practices provide to patients, communities and physicians and to recognize the professionals who lead and manage these organizations. Brush Family Medicine wishes to salute our hardworking staff that provides patients with exceptional care on a daily basis.
Banner Health ranked in top five large health systems in the nation
BRUSH, Colo. (Jan. 19, 2012) – Banner Health’s focus on quality patient care has earned the system a ranking among the top five large health systems in the nation according to a Thomson Reuters recently released announcement.
Blood supply critically low in NE Colorado
BRUSH, Colo. (Jan. 11, 2012) – There is a critical need for blood in northeastern Colorado. Anyone can be a donor. O- and O+ type blood are in demand with no supply available, all blood types are also needed. To address this East Morgan County Hospital is holding a blood drive on Jan. 19.