The Colorado-based Boettcher Foundation has agreed to match individual’s donations to the Western States Burn Center at North Colorado Medical Center dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000.
The NCMC Foundation has until October 31, 2010 to raise $100,000 for the Burn Center and secure the same amount in matching dollars from the Boettcher Foundation.
The Western States Burn Center at NCMC is one of only three burn centers in the state of Colorado and one of only approximately 125 in the entire United States and Canada. The highly-trained medical staff members at the Western States Burn Center provide the most sophisticated treatment currently available for burn injuries.
The medical team at the Western States Burn Center cares for burn victims from an eight-state region including: northern Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota and Idaho. Burn Center staff members also travel throughout this region to teach Advanced Burn Life Support courses to professionals including physicians, midlevel providers, nurses and EMS providers. This specialized instruction provides burn victims with the most appropriate treatment prior to transport to a burn center.
In April of 2009, the WSBC moved into expanded quarters at North Colorado Medical Center. This expansion project added an additional 10,000 square feet and provides the medical team with space to treat 14 patients. The new patient rooms are acuity-adaptable, meaning that patients can stay in the same room from the critical stage until they are ready for discharge.
The NCMC Foundation raised $1.5 million to fund this important expansion project at NCMC and ongoing fundraising efforts continue to support the needs of the Western States Burn Center.
To make a donation, please make your check payable to "NCMC Foundation", and mail to 1801 16