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Published on November 09, 2011

University of Colorado Hospital Foundation Welcomes New Members

AURORA, Colo. – Two newly-appointed  board members bring their energy and fresh ideas to the University of Colorado Hospital Foundation (UCHF) board of directors.

New Foundation members William Fisher and Scott Brown

New Foundation members Fisher (l.) and Brown

Scott C. Brown, senior vice president of client relations with Crothall Healthcare, and William K. Fisher, the founding partner of Fisher Capital Partners will be an integral part of UCHF’s efforts to raise money still needed to expand the hospital’s Anschutz Cancer Pavilion.

Fisher becomes a member of the board as a former patient. His serious heart condition was diagnosed during a routine physical at University of Colorado Hospital’s Executive Health Program. Brown has been involved in hospital fundraising for the past several years as a major sponsor and committee member of the foundation’s flagship fundraiser “Hearts of All Ages.”

“The Foundation’s priority is to raise another $10 million needed to enhance the cancer pavilion,” said Peter H. Coors, chairman of UCHF and chairman of MillerCoors. “Scott and Bill have long-standing relationships in the health care and business communities and we want to capitalize on those ties to raise the rest of the money we need.”

A reputation for fundraising success

UCHF has quickly gained a reputation for a series of unique and successful fundraising events including “Hearts of All Ages,” “Behind the Curtain,” and “Men for the Cure.” It has taken on huge responsibilities raising money to further a wide variety of cardiovascular, organ transplant, addiction rehabilitation and other causes. But the biggest challenge to date is the ambitious expansion of the Anschutz Cancer Pavilion, where the number of patients getting treatment has doubled in ten years.

Expanding facilities to meet expanded need

“Scott and Bill understand what the cancer pavilion expansion means to patients in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region,” said Bruce Schroffel, president of UCHF and president and CEO of University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). “Scott has provided support for various causes at the hospital for several years and because of his personal experience here, Bill understands our role as a leader in complex care in Colorado and the region. We want to bring that care to thousands more patients with cancer each year.”

In addition to his work with UCHF, Brown helps run the Twin Parishes Food Bank in North Denver and also is a volunteer with his church and with Catholic Charities of Denver. Scott and his wife, Susan, have five children, ages 23 to 11.

Fisher currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Colorado Children’s Chorale and is an active corporate committee member for the First American State Bank Fitness Festival, the primary funding source for the Cherry Creek Schools’ Community Asset Project.

Brown and Fisher each will serve a three-year term.

The Foundation's Mission

The University of Colorado Hospital Foundation exists to assist the University of Colorado Hospital in transforming health care by securing private support.

About University of Colorado Hospital

University of Colorado Hospital is the Rocky Mountain region's leading academic medical center. It is recognized as the highest-performing academic hospital in the United States for delivering quality health care by the University HealthSystem Consortium, and is ranked as the best hospital in the Denver metro area and one of the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report. UCH is best known as an innovator in patient care and often is one of the first hospitals to bring new medicine to patients’ bedsides. The hospital’s physicians are affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, part of the University of Colorado system. Based on the expansive Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO, the hospital is where patient care, research and education converge to establish the future of health care delivery.

Contact: Erika Matich, (720) 848-7852 or erika.matich@ucdenver.edu

 

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