Kitty Hach’s generosity honored at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies

November 20th, 2017

LOVELAND, Colo. (Nov. 20, 2017) –  Inspired by gratitude for medical care received at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies, Kathryn (Kitty) Hach, a longtime Loveland entrepreneur and avid pilot, recently made a significant philanthropic gift to support the hospital.

“Her incredible generosity will have a lasting impact on our community,” said Mike Dellenbach, Poudre Valley Health System Board chairman.

Muriel Hach, Bruce Hach, Kathryn (Kitty) Hach, Amy Hach and Paul Hach, gather at a recent special celebration at The Hach Landing outdoor deck on the fifth floor at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland.
Several members of the Hach family, from left, Muriel Hach, Bruce Hach, Kathryn (Kitty) Hach, Amy Hach and Paul Hach, gather at a recent special celebration at The Hach Landing outdoor deck on the fifth floor at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. Photo courtesy of UCHealth.

The gift will be invested in innovative medical equipment and will expand the types of surgeries performed at MCR, allowing patients to stay close to home for these delicate procedures.

To commemorate the gift, members of the Hach family, PVH and MCR Foundation board members, and hospital leadership and staff joined together recently to dedicate MCR’s fifth floor outdoor deck as “The Hach Landing.”

The deck is a favorite place for patients and staff to go for a break and relax in the fresh air. The majestic view of Longs Peak provides inspiration and respite.

The location of The Hach Landing is meaningful to the family because of its proximity to Hach Company, established in 1947 by Clifford and Kitty Hach, and the Northern Colorado Regional Airport. As a pilot, Kitty Hach felt the meaningful inscription on the dedication plaque would benefit others for years to come: “Where healing, aviation and generosity culminate. You are invited to slow down, stop, rest and reflect.”

“The deck is a place where patients and their families can find peace. The serenity of the mountains and the starry night sky offer a place of reflection. I, myself, have experienced the importance of the deck, providing a place to slow my mind when faced with a significant injury,” said Ryan Rohman, interim vice president and chief operating officer of MCR and UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital.

About the author

Kelly Tracer is a media relations specialist at UCHealth, based in northern Colorado. For nearly 20 years, she worked as a newspaper reporter, editor and designer before diving into the world of health care communications.

She believes there is an amazing story inside everyone and considers it an honor to get to meet and work with so many extraordinary people – patients, families, providers, volunteers and staff – every day. She is also fascinated by health care innovation and programs that empower and inspire people and families to live healthier lives.

A native of Nebraska, Kelly received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She and her husband have two children and enjoy paddle boarding all summer and skiing all winter.