Change is on the Horizon

02/12/2019 - 10:30am

​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.

Rapid changes in the healthcare field are causing organizations like TRU HNC and Banner Health to explore new ways to better work together to serve the community by increasing access to care, enhancing care delivery, and improving healthcare outcomes. 

"Banner will build on TRU HNC's foundation of providing palliative care and hospice services focusing on integration and expansion to better serve our communities through a more comprehensive continuum of care,'' Margo Karsten, Chief Executive Officer for Banner in northern Colorado, said in a press release. "We see hospice and palliative care services as essential to our provision of high-quality care to our patients through all stages of their lives.''

Banner operates comprehensive hospice and palliative care programs in other markets and will continue to offer TRU HNC’s quality of care to the community. Banner has scored above the national average for all quality measures in the Medicare Hospice Quality Reporting Program. TRU HNC, headquartered at 2726 W 11th St. Road, in Greeley, has provided in-home care to patients with life-limiting illnesses since 1978. TRU HNC’s staff of about 20 employees are expected to join Banner Health and operations will remain in the same building in Greeley for the foreseeable future.

TRU Community Care President and CEO Michael McHale said in the press release, "We are confident that by joining together with Banner, our community will be better served with a stronger, coordinated system of care to meet the expanding needs of our growing communities.”

This change should not impact today’s programs and services in the near term. Should you have clinical questions, please call 970.352.8487. For questions related to donations, please call 970.397.0170.

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