January 26, 2016
Wellness Center Update Presented

EPMC Wellness Center Update Presented to EVPC

Representatives from Estes Park Medical Center and the EPMC Foundation shared plans for Wellness Center programming and fundraising with the Estes Valley Partners for Commerce at their membership dinner on Thursday, Jan. 21. After hearing about target audiences, services,funding requirements, and how community members can help, business owners asked a range of questions about services currently available and project developments.

Ken TeSelle, EPMC Foundation Board President, kicked off the presentation with a brief history of the project and the recent Park Hospital District Board decision to not accept John Cullen’s offer to move the Wellness Center into the currently under-construction accommodations building. He stated that although the Hospital District Board and EPMC staff were extremely grateful for the offer, they simply did not want the project to be controversial or divisive for the community. The board voted to continue the pursuit of constructing a separate Wellness Center building at the original location on Lot 4 of the Stanley Historic District.

Dr. Frank D. Dumont, EPMC Physician and Wellness Center Steering Committee Member, then spoke about the need to focus on wellness, programming for the Wellness Center, who EPMC anticipates serving at the Center, what wellness services are already available at EPMC, and the partnerships that EPMC has developed to promote wellness in our community and provide services. Citing obesity statistics and the modern phenomena that individuals are living longer but with less functionality and more disease, Dr.Dumont stressed the importance of being more proactive with health. He also shared that what western medicine has historically considered proactive –diagnosing diseases earlier and treating them more aggressively with medications and procedures – has not been able to turn things around. Working with individuals more holistically and helping them incorporate lifestyle and behavioral changes is proving to have much better results. Wellness Center programming will be based on scientifically-proven methods for changing behaviors, improving athletic performance, and losing weight.

Dr. Dumont also shared that while work continued on destination wellness programming, last year EPMC introduced an internal wellness program for staff and began offering several wellness services to the community, including lactate threshold testing (for athletic performance/training), the University of Colorado’s proprietary Wellness Assessment, and the STATE of SLIM weight-loss program. In answer to a question,Dr. Dumont stated that Wellness Assessments are available for $150, State of Slim class registration is $699, and that volume based corporate discounts can be extended to employers who contract with EPMC. In addition to those services, EPMC has partnered with the Estes Valley Library and Estes Park Senior Center to provide community programs focused on nutrition, wellness, and exercise.They have been working with the Estes Park School District to provide health data tracking for students enrolled in the Middle School’s Exercise Learning Center, as well as speakers for the High School’s Sports Medicine Academy. In partnership with Timberline Clinic, and Salud Family Health, the Rural Estes Alliance for Community Health (REACH) was formed to develop common interventions, using a shared disease self-management education program, and offers a collaborative calendar of educational workshops to address the community’s most predominant health concerns.

EPMC’s final speaker on the Wellness Center was Wayne Park, EPMC Foundation Board Vice President and Chair of the Wellness Center Steering Committee. He shared that the Foundation is working to raise$8-10 million for construction of the building and programming needs, with the variance depending on several decisions still to be made including whether the building will have a basement level. The Foundation anticipates 2-3 years will be needed to raise all of the funds and is targeting individuals, foundations and corporations that have a vested interest in wellness, sports or fitness.Although dollar amounts could not be divulged, Park did say that substantial letters of intent have been received by the Foundation. He ended the presentation letting business owners know that they can help by sharing what they just learned and by letting any Foundation board or steering committee member know if they have personal contacts within potential donor organizations.

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May 31, 2018Dr. Mark MacElwee Resignation
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April 13, 2018PHD Election FAQs and Information
March 13, 2018EPMC CEO named to Colorado Stroke Advisory Board
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January 6, 2018EPMC To Offer Nationally Recognized Weight Loss Program: State of Slim

2017

December 12, 2017Thank You for Colorado Gives Day Gifts
November 2, 20172018 Budget now available
September 20, 2017EPMC Receives Prestigious International Award
September 18, 2017Summertime Donor Accomplishments
July 14, 20172016 Donor Accomplishments

2016

December 7, 2016Colorado Gives Day Success
December 5, 2016Enterprise Zone Project Designation
November 11, 2016Hope, Healing & Healthy Babies
July 20, 2016Building a “Slimmer” Community
June 10, 2016Upgrading Newborn Safety and Security
January 28, 2016Wellness Center Land Lease Payment
January 26, 2016Wellness Center Update Presented
January 13, 2016Moving Forward with Wellness Center

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
June 19, 2015Thank You for Celebrating Our 40th
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
January 14, 20153 Qualities Drive EPMC Laboratory

2014

December 31, 2014Destination: Wellness
December 30, 2014Exciting Progress on EPMC Wellness Center
December 22, 2014IRA Charitable Rollover Extended
December 15, 2014Foundation Remembers
December 8, 2014Flu has Arrived in Estes Park
December 8, 2014EPMC Recognized by iVantage Health Analytics
November 26, 2014EPMG Receives Patient Satisfaction Award
November 21, 2014EPMC Shares “Thanks for Giving”
November 7, 2014Volunteer – Every Hour is a Reward
October 31, 2014A Life Changing Moment
October 10, 2014Fundraising Goal Benefits Community
September 19, 2014Going Above and Beyond Expectations
September 5, 2014It's All About the Patients
August 22, 2014EP Visitors Commend Care and Service
August 17, 2014A Spectrum of Care When You Need It
August 4, 2014EPMC Foundation's Annual Report
July 7, 2014Nightingale Nursing Award
April 20, 2014EPMC Foundation: Ruth's Story
April 3, 2014EPMC Patient Portal
January 15, 2014Special District Transparency Notice

2013

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