UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital Foundation names inaugural board of directors

Nonprofit organization supports patients, programs at Longmont’s newest hospital
Nov. 20, 2017
UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital
UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital opened in Longmont on Aug. 31, 2017. Photo by Kelly Tracer, UCHealth.

LONGMONT, Colo. (Nov. 27, 2017) – The UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital Foundation has named the eight members of its inaugural board of directors.

This board of community leaders will serve the residents of Longmont, Carbon Valley and surrounding areas as it guides the foundation, which supports patients in need, innovation and employee education at UCHealth’s new full-service hospital.

The Longs Peak Hospital Foundation’s first directors are: Candy Campbell, owner of Bin 46 Restaurant and Wine Bar; Stacy Cornay, owner of Communication Concepts; Dr. J. David Cowden, pulmonologist at UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital; Dr. Rich Gordon, consultant and community representative; Geoff Howe, funeral director at Howe Mortuary and community representative; Dan Robinson, chief executive officer at Longs Peak Hospital; Elena Sandoval-Lucero, vice president of Front Range Community College; and Dr. Mark Schane, chief medical officer at Longs Peak Hospital.

“We are thrilled to have such a dedicated and visionary group of leaders as we launch Longs Peak Hospital Foundation,” said Erica Siemers, regional executive director for UCHealth’s northern Colorado foundations. “With their insight, talent and passion for improving lives, our community will be well served.”

Philanthropic support through the foundation helps to fill in gaps not covered by insurance, accelerates new advances and offers a meaningful way for grateful patients and families to express gratitude. One-hundred percent of contributions to the foundation stay local and benefit Longs Peak Hospital patients and programs.

The 210,000-square-foot hospital, located at 1750 E. Ken Pratt Blvd. in Longmont, officially opened its doors Aug. 31. It features an enhanced birth center, an intensive care unit, four operating rooms, a Level III trauma center and emergency department, cardiac services, a special care nursery, an adjoining outpatient surgery center, a cafe, a gift shop, 24/7 retail pharmacy, radiology and laboratory services, a meditation room and a courtyard.

For more information about the foundation or how to contribute, email LPH-Foundation@uchealth.org.


About UCHealth

UCHealth is an innovative, nonprofit health system that delivers the highest quality medical care with an excellent patient experience. UCHealth combines Longs Peak Hospital, Yampa Valley Medical Center, Memorial Hospital, Poudre Valley HospitalMedical Center of the RockiesUCHealth Medical GroupBroomfield HospitalGrandview Hospital and University of Colorado Hospital into an organization dedicated to health and providing unmatched patient care in the Rocky Mountain West. With more than 100 clinic locations, UCHealth pushes the boundaries of medicine, providing advanced treatments and clinical trials and improving health through innovation.

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.