There are many ways to contribute
There are always projects that need funding at Estes Park Health. The Foundation staff is available to discuss your interests and help you find a project that accomplishes your philanthropic goals. Contact the Foundation office to arrange a visit, 970-577-4370.
2022 Campaign: A New Fluoroscopy Unit
This year, EPHF is raising money for a new fluoroscopy unit. In March of 2022, Dr John Knudtson, Diagnostic Radiologist, joined EPH fulltime, which means expanded availability and services for Diagnostic Imaging. Dr Knudtson is EPH’s first employed radiologist on the Medical Staff, and ensuring up-to-date equipment will enhance his ability to provide care to our community. The current fluoroscopy unit at Estes Park Health was purchased refurbished 8 years ago and will be at end of life at the end of 2022. Because the machine is so old, the technology is dated and parts will no longer be produced to repair the machine starting in 2023.
Fluoroscopy is a medical imaging procedure that uses several pulses (brief bursts) of an X-ray beam to show internal organs and tissues moving in real time on a computer screen. Standard X-rays are like photographs, whereas fluoroscopy is like a video.
Health care providers use fluoroscopy for two main purposes: to help guide certain treatment procedures (known as interventional guidance), such as surgeries and catheter placements, and for diagnostic procedures. Fluoroscopy is often used to detect abnormalities in the GI tract, like ulcers and swallowing problems, and is used as guidance for injections into joints for pain, lumbar punctures, and some imaging exams using MRI/CT with contrast.
Please see https://eph.org/campaigns/fluoroscopy/ to learn more or donate.
EPH Department Wish List
EPH department directors request over $3 million for capital funds every year, including equipment upgrades, needed to continue their work at Estes Park Health. EPH has an annual capital budget of around $1.3 million, so less than half of those requests are funded. If you’d like to support a department at EPH, please review the wish list below and contact the Foundation at email@example.com or 970-577-4370.
EPH Sports Medicine Academy
Each year, EPH’s Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Surgeon, Dr. Aaron Florence, hosts a Sports Medicine Academy Simulation for local high school students. Estes Park High School students interested in careers in the medical field participate in a daylong simulation of treating sports injuries, touring the hospital, and meeting with different medical professionals to discuss career paths. The day includes a custom t-shirt for each student and lunch.
Total Request: $990
The Estes Park Health Foundation provides continuing education scholarships for Estes Park Health staff members who would like to increase their scope of practice. For example, if a Certified Nurse’s Aide would like to become a Registered Nurse, the Foundation can assist with tuition and books. The ultimate goal is to make sure that Estes Park Health has the best staff available for decades to come. You can even endow a scholarship, to ensure that it continues to support quality healthcare for years to come. If you would like to contribute to the Scholarship Fund, contact the office for details, 970-577-4370.
The Estes Park Health Foundation maintains an endowment to provide for organizational sustainability. There are funds in the endowment that are permanently endowed, and others that are board restricted and can be made available for future use as needed. Oftentimes, estate gifts go toward building the endowment unless the donor provides other instructions. If you would like to contribute toward the endowment fund, contact the office to discuss this opportunity, 970-577-4370.
Paint Estes Pink
Paint Estes Pink is a community effort to raise awareness and funds for Estes Park Health in the weeks leading up to the Rooftop Rodeo's Pink Night.
Each year the focus is to underwrite costs to make cancer treatment and care better for our community. Join Estes Park in support of cancer warriors and survivors during this campaign to raise funds for the care and comfort of Estes Park Health cancer patients.
The Foundation needs both restricted gifts, for specific purposes and unrestricted gifts that are more flexible. Unrestricted gifts give the Foundation the ability to deploy funds to the most pressing need. For example, if a piece of equipment breaks down, unrestricted funds give the Foundation the ability to help replace it quickly without having to do a special campaign to raise the money. If you would like to make an unrestricted gift, you can simply indicate that on your check. In addition, any gifts that are received with no instruction are automatically entered as unrestricted.
Contact the Estes Park Health Foundation using the option that is most convenient for you. Normal business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
By Mail: Estes Park Health Foundation, PO Box 3650, Estes Park, CO 80517
In Person: Estes Park Health Foundation, 555 Prospect Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
By Phone: (970) 577-4370
Individual Staff Members are listed here.