January 13, 2016
Moving Forward with Wellness Center

The Hospital District Board, EPMC Foundation Board and Wellness Center Steering Committee were all represented at the Town Board of Trustees Meeting.
The Hospital District Board, EPMC Foundation Board and Wellness Center Steering Committee were all represented at the Town Board of Trustees Meeting.
Change to Wellness Center Plans Presented to Town Trustees

Park Hospital District Board President Diana Van Der Ploeg presented a Wellness Center update to the Town Trustees on Tuesday, Jan. 12. She stated that EPMC will be moving forward with plans to construct the Wellness Center on the originally designated location within Lot 4 of the Stanley Historic District. After a tremendous amount of work by members of the Hospital District Board, the EPMC Foundation Board and its Wellness Center Steering Committee, the Hospital Board reached a unanimous decision last week with full support from the Foundation. Their decision was to decline the Stanley Hotel’s offer to incorporate the wellness program into the accommodations building and pursue plans for the original Wellness Center location.

When it became apparent that EPMC would not be able to meet the Town’s April 1, 2016, deadline for construction to begin on the Wellness Center, John Cullen, owner of the Stanley Hotel, offered to alter plans for the currently under-construction accommodations building to incorporate the Wellness Center. EPMC assessed the opportunity and determined that more space than what was currently available in the first level of that building would be necessary to meet wellness programming needs. Due to a number of factors including the site’s location of sewer infrastructure, storm water drainage, and the building’s proximity to the road, what developed as the only feasible option to increase the space was to add a fourth floor. To do so, would require a variance to be granted to the Town’s 30-foot building-height limit.

“We are extremely grateful for John Cullen’s earnestness in looking at ways to save the concept and the offer to incorporate the wellness program into the accommodations building,” said Diana Van Der Ploeg. “However, the Board has decided that rather than push the fourth story and height-limit variance, we would like to continue to fundraise for construction of a separate Wellness Center building at the original location.”

Over the last several months, even while project plans have been evolving, the EPMC Foundation Board and Wellness Center Steering Committee have been working hard to raise the necessary funds for the Wellness Center project. The Foundation has contracted with a certified fundraising executive who has extensive capital building campaign experience for guidance in the process, and they have had promising meetings with several prospective donors.

“We’ve received very positive feedback in the meetings we’ve had with potential donors and over time we will raise the necessary funds,” said Ken TeSelle, EPMC Foundation Board President, when asked about the progress made and outlook for achieving the fundraising goals.

The results that EPMC is achieving with their internal wellness program and the services being offered to the community are building a record of success and their credibility in the wellness field. Integral to their accomplishments have been partnerships with the Estes Valley Library, Estes Park School District, Estes Park Senior Center, YMCA of the Rockies, Rocky Mountain National Park, and the members of the Rural Estes Alliance for Community Health (REACH) – Estes Park Medical Group, Timberline Clinic, and Salud Family Health. In addition, an ongoing agreement with the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center allows EPMC to offer the scientifically-proven Wellness Assessment and STATE of SLIM weight-management program. Other partnerships to expand offerings will continue to be evaluated and pursued as the program is refined.

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Photographed after the meeting were (left to right) Ken TeSelle, Foundation Board President; Sheila Schwartz, Interim Foundation Executive Director; Duane Miller, Hospital District Board Treasurer; Diana Van Der Ploeg, Hospital District Board President; Chuck Levine, Hospital District Board Secretary; Mark Gregson, Interim EPMC CEO; and Wayne Park, Foundation Board Vice President and Chair of the Wellness Center Steering Committee.
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2017

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September 20, 2017EPMC Receives Prestigious International Award
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2016

December 7, 2016Colorado Gives Day Success
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July 20, 2016Building a “Slimmer” Community
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January 28, 2016Wellness Center Land Lease Payment
January 26, 2016Wellness Center Update Presented
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2015

December 2, 2015First State of Slim Class Seeing Success
December 2, 2015EPMC Emergency Department Receives Patient Satisfaction Award
November 17, 2015Our Commitment to Wellness is Ongoing
June 20, 2015Wellness Assessments Now Available
June 19, 2015Return of the Super Foods Workshop
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June 6, 2015Community BBQ and Dance Party to Celebrate 40 Years of Care
May 22, 2015First Baby Born at EPMC Turns 40
May 6, 2015Estes Park Wellness Summit Recap
March 11, 2015Wellness Contract Signed with CU
February 9, 2015CEO Comments on Wellness Initiatives
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2014

December 31, 2014Destination: Wellness
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December 22, 2014IRA Charitable Rollover Extended
December 15, 2014Foundation Remembers
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December 8, 2014EPMC Recognized by iVantage Health Analytics
November 26, 2014EPMG Receives Patient Satisfaction Award
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August 4, 2014EPMC Foundation's Annual Report
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