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Health Care

Poudre Valley Health System
Cancer Center

In 2011, the Poudre Valley Health System announced a plan to consolidate all oncology services in a new Cancer Center to be built at the System's Harmony Campus. Of special importance, has been the acquisition and clinical implementation of a state-of-the-art TrueBeam STx linear accelerator for radiation treatments. This multi-million dollar, ten-ton, megavoltage, high precision medical device performs the most technically demanding medical imaging and radiation treatment delivery in the history of Radiation Oncology. The foundation pledged $350,000 toward this significant development in regional clinical services at PVHS. This pledge was fully paid in January, 2014.

Center for Cardiovascular Research
Colorado State University

Colorado State University and University of Colorado Health have proposed to establish the center for Cardiovascular Research. It will join complementary capabilities and needs at both institutions to promote translational research, improve evidence-based clinical practice and care, as well as expand experiential learning opportunities for students and trainees at all levels and for community members. The seed funding will provide the base upon which the Center's long-term growth and sustainability will be built. In 2014, the griffin foundation authorized an expenditure of $50,000 for their first year of operation. At the close of the first year, the griffin foundation will evaluate the progress and consider additional funding for year two.

Respite Care

Respite Care provides a home in Fort Collins, Colorado where children with developmental disabilities can have a "home away from home." This facility is open 24 hours a day seven days a week to provide short-term care so that family members can have time to pursue other responsibilities. Total grants to Respite Care now aggregate $150,000.

Pathway Hospice

In 2012 the Griffin Foundation pledged $25,000 to be used to purchase and implement the Homecare Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system, which has proven to increase patient safety, improve delivery and quality of care and enhance the accuracy and timeliness of communication among caregiver team members, primary caregivers and patients. This system provides hospice care team members with access to electronic charts that contain real-time information on patients' symptoms and condition which will reduce delays and the potential for human error due to difficulty accessing a paper chart, communication breakdowns or illegible handwriting.

Elderhaus Adult Day Program

In 2014 Elderhaus requested capital assistance to purchase, upgrade and repurpose property located at 6813 South College. The building consists of 11,000 square feet, situated on 2 acres of land at a cost of $550,000. The property will enable them to unite their four smaller locations currently utilized into one location. The Griffin Foundation granted $10,000 to assist them in this endeavor.

Other Health Care Recipients

During 2014, the foundation made contributions aggregating $13,100 to the following recipients:

Meals on Wheels$ 2,000
Children's Speech & Reading Center$ 1,000
Disabled Resource Services$ 1,000
Hearts & Horses$ 1,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society$ 1,500
National Guard Education Foundation, Inc$ 1,000
Lutheran Family Services$ 1,000
PVH & MCR Foundation$ 3,100
Project Self Sufficiency$ 1,000