TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado (TRU HNC) and Banner Health / North Colorado Medical Center are pleased to announce that TRU HNC will be joining the Banner Health family of healthcare services in Northern Colorado. Banner Health will assume operations of TRU HNC over the course of the next two to three months.
By Kenneth Doka
“Frank died in August. Why do I feel so bad now?”
The only thing truly predictable about grief is its unpredictability. Our feelings are a roller coaster – sometimes up, other times down. It may be months before we experience the full force of our loss. Immediately after a death, we may still be in shock. We are enveloped in support. We have so much we have to do – papers that have to be found and processed, legal affairs to attend to. All of this diverts us from our grief.
Doug has been volunteering with TRU HNC for three years. He first became acquainted with hospice after he tried to get his mother into hospice services near Philadelphia, PA. Doug wears many hats as a volunteer and does patient visits, bereavement follow-up calls, and donation thank you calls. He also helps out each year at the Palisade Peach Event. When asked about his favorite part of volunteering with us he said:
35th Annual Tree of Memories Recap
Approximately 70 people gathered Thursday, December 6th at Stoddard Funeral Home in Greeley to remember lost loved ones, many of whom received hospice care from TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado (TRU HNC). An annual tradition in the community, this celebration is an important part of the grief process for many family members coping with a loss during the Holidays.
As our annual Fresh Palisade Peaches for Hospice fundraiser wrapped up on August 18, 2018, TRU HNC extends gratitude to the many patients, families, and community members we serve for making the event a success.
Approximately 150 people gathered Saturday at Bittersweet Park in Greeley to remember lost loved ones, many of whom received hospice care from TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado (TRU HNC), at the 19th Annual Butterfly Release & Memorial. An annual tradition in the community, this celebration of life is an important part of the grief process for many family members coping with a loss.
TRU Community Care, founded as Boulder Hospice in 1976, has named a new President and Chief Executive Officer. Michael McHale from Arlington Heights, Illinois, most recently President and CEO of Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care, will begin his leadership of TRU Community Care, TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado, and TRU PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) on September 11, 2017.
Throughout 2016, TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado continued to serve our community with compassionate end-of-life care, providing excellent medical, emotional, and spiritual support. As we look back on our accomplishments in 2016, we honor and celebrate the lives of the many patients and families we served.