Contact: Sara Quale
GREELEY (April 23, 2019) -- Following the recent announcement of plans to acquire TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado, Banner Health has hired a new director of hospice operations for the area.
Evan Hyatt, former executive director of operations in Northern Colorado for Kaiser Permanente, now oversees all operations for Banner Hospice of Northern Colorado from the current Greeley location. TRU HNC, which has been providing in-home care to those with life-limiting illnesses, is now officially part of the Banner Health family along with all 20 of its employees.
“Banner Hospice of Northern Colorado will enhance the continuum of care provided by Banner Health, and I feel very excited to be a part of such a high-quality organization,” Hyatt said.
A well-known name in Northern Colorado, Hyatt has extensive professional experience in executive management, leadership, marketing and operations, specifically in the hospice setting as well as in an integrated health system. He has held positions with Kaiser Permanente and Pathways Hospice of Northern Colorado.
A Colorado native, Hyatt has been active in the local community for the last 30 years and volunteers on several boards of directors including North Colorado Medical Center Foundation, United Way of Weld County, Loveland Business Partnership and the Better Business Bureau serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming.
Hyatt will support the growth of hospice and palliative care services across the community by providing leadership support to the hospice clinical service manager, care teams, bereavement and volunteer leaders. He will also support staff and have significant responsibility in community outreach and development.
“With this new service within Banner Health, physician providers will have a much more integrated model of end-of-life care,” Hyatt said. “It’s a great opportunity to have a familiar system they can refer to and use as an extension of themselves.”
Banner Hospice of Northern Colorado is located at 2726 West 11th Street Road in Greeley. To contact the office, call (970) 352-8487.
About Banner Health
Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns and operates 28 acute-care hospitals, Banner Health Network, Banner – University Medicine, academic and employed physician groups, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services; including Banner Urgent Care, family clinics, home care and hospice services, pharmacies and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com.