Due to the dramatic changes occurring in healthcare, we are beginning a project called Project Horizon. This is a yearlong mission to assess our position as an independent community hospital, and see whether an affiliation would bring additional value to our hospital and community.
It is very early in the process, but there are many possible outcomes:
• Maintain our current independent status and continue with the clinical service line only affiliations presently in place (i.e., Level I trauma, neonatal care, tertiary cardiac care and surgery, hand surgery, tertiary neuro care and surgery, clinical quality development, and others).
• Enhance and/or add to our existing clinical service line affiliations.
• Adopt a closer service line alignment or affiliation with a primary or single provider or system.
• Align, and integrate clinical, operations support, or governance with a single provider or system.
• Create an arrangement that results in integration of governance and ownership with a single provider or system.
We are not looking for a change in ownership. If this process leads us to align with another healthcare system, it will be because it places us in the best position to provide advanced care to our community. Our ideal match works with every aspect of our business – this includes maintaining the unique culture we’ve created that separates us from every other hospital in Colorado.
Juniper Advisory has joined the Project Horizon team. They have experience helping hospitals navigate the new healthcare landscape. With Juniper’s help, we will move to the first phase, which includes the solicitation of proposals from healthcare systems. To maintain the integrity of the process, we are not identifying any of the potential partner systems.
Today marks the beginning of Project Horizon and we do not have answers to most questions. While much of the activity will not be visible nor impact everyone’s daily work, we want you to know that we will communicate what is occurring throughout the process. If you have questions, please direct them to your department director or Administration. We also have a webpage where you can stay updated on Project Horizon (pvmc.org/projecthorizon).
Summit Bank & Trust is offering new and existing customers an opportunity to fight breast cancer in the Colorado area. The bank is rolling out its new Pink Ribbon Debit Card. Every time a customer uses the card to make a purchase, Summit Bank & Trust will make a contribution to Platte Valley Medical Center Foundation’s Women’s Services Campaign.
“I am excited to be a partner with another organization that shares our vision of advocacy, screening, treatment and support for women fighting breast cancer. Funding from this partnership will help enhance the comfort of mammograms in our Women’s Imaging Center and the provision of a nurse navigator to guide these women through every step of their treatment journey,” said Executive Director of the Platte Valley Medical Center Foundation, Marcie Demchuk.
Pink Ribbon debit cards are free and available with all Summit Bank & Trust personal checking accounts. For each swipe, the bank makes a contribution at no cost to the customer. In other words, customers can help raise funds locally to fight breast cancer in the area. The success of the program is literally in the hands of the customers, according to John Rhoades, President and CEO of Summit Bank & Trust.
There are unique benefits for PVMC employees who open an account with Summit Banks. Please read the flyer regarding the AT Work program!
“Every time they swipe the card, we all take a swipe against a deadly disease right here at home, a disease that has likely touched everyone in some way,” Rhoades said.
The Brighton Relay for Life walk is at Carmichael Park, 650 Southern St, on Friday, June 20th at 6:00 p.m. The walk will continue all night until 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning. We encourage staff, families and friends to sign up for the important event. You can sign up online at www.brightonarearelay.com. Click on PVMC Cancer Crushers to support our hospital. If you’re not able to participate, but want to sponsor one of our walkers, please contact Phyllis Kildal in Nutritional Services.
Luminaries are also available for purchase from Phyllis. This is special way to remember someone you know in their fight against cancer to remember a loved one. It’s quite a sight to see all of them lit up during the night of the walk. They can be purchased for $20 each.
The PVMC Cancer Crushers want to thank the staff and their families who supported them throughout the year. Between bake sales, the Walk, Run & Sniff, craft shows, St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, silent auctions and root beer float sales, the team has raised over $2,500 dollars for this year’s event.