Briefcase – March 9, 2012

McKee Medical Center and North Colorado Medical Center were named among the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for emergency medicine by HealthGrades. The findings are based on an analysis of more than 7 million Medicare patient records from 2008 to 2010. The report focused on 12 of the most common and life-threatening medical emergencies among that patient population, including heart attack, stroke, pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation awarded McKee Medical Center’s Cancer Center with a $25,000 grant as part of the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s National Mammography Program. The grant will provide mammograms and ultrasounds for the medically uninsured and underinsured women and men in Northern Colorado with breast cancer screenings that would otherwise be unattainable.

The National Intramural-Recreation Sports Association recognized Colorado State University’s Student Recreation Center with the 2012 Outstanding Sports Facilities Award. Facilities that are selected for the honor are evaluated based on the construction project’s correlation to the campus master plan and mission, the relationship between facility design and staffing; innovative use of construction materials or methods, sustainable features, and technological benefits for the members, staff or budget. The building opened in September 2010 with a total of more than 73,843 square feet of new construction.

The City of Fort Collins received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The certificate recognizes the city’s comprehensive annual financial report for the year ended Dec. 31, 2010. This is the 24th consecutive year that Fort Collins has received the award.

The Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado honored five Fort Collins landscapes at the Excellence in Landscape Awards on Feb. 8. Fort Collins-based landscape contractor Lindgren Landscapes & Irrigation Inc. created all five projects. The Excellence in Landscape Awards competition is the only program of its kind in Colorado and honors unique and innovative landscapes across the state. Lindgren received three awards for their work on the Barr Residence, one for the Lee Project and one for the Lee Outdoor Kitchen.

Burns Marketing Communications, one of Colorado’s largest full-service marketing firms, recently formed a strategic partnership with 3Seventy, which bills itself as a leader in mobile customer relationship management (MCRM) solutions. Burns Marketing and 3Seventy are building a strategic alliance to provide clients with high-performance, results-driven CRM and marketing programs.

Robin Event Rental of Loveland has acquired Event Construction Specialists of Erie, a supplier of portable steel fencing and trusses. In addition to providing tents, staging and other large event needs, Robin Event Rental can now provide crowd control fencing and trusses.

After 35 years, Pediatric Associates of Fort Collins has a new name and is under new ownership. Now known as Pediatric Associates of Northern Colorado, the practice was purchased by Dr. Jennifer Markley from Dr. Richard Booth. Dr. Markley has been with the practice for 12 years, and Dr. Booth will remain on the staff along with Dr. Lori Hull and Kim Ottolenghi, CPNP. The clinic also boasts a new logo and website.

WomenGive, a program of United Way of Larimer County in partnership with The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, held the Sixth Annual Membership Luncheon to honor the single mothers being helped by the program. WomenGive addresses the gaps in funding and services that prevent women in Larimer County from achieving economic self-sufficiency. Currently, the program raises money to fund child care for single mothers in Larimer County who want to further their education.

If you have an item to share about name changes, new products or business news of note, e-mail it to Mariah Gant at, or mail it to Briefcase at NCBR, 155O E. Harmony Road, Fort Collins, CO 80525.

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