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Rocky Mountain Care: Hospice, Home Care, & Skilled Nursing

Rocky Mountain Care is a team of leaders who value others. We provide the best environment and simply, the best care. We produce exceptional results through commitment, accountability, trust, and hard work.

Rocky Mountain Care Foundation – Lee R. Bangerter Memorial Golf Tournament

Each year Rocky Mountain Care Foundation holds a golf tournament in memorial to Lee R. Bangerter, one of our co-founders. Lee R. Bangerter was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 3, 1944. Lee attended BYU where he obtained a degree in Business Administration and later met his wife, Anita Edwards. As a businessman, Lee enjoyed working with and caring for others; particularly those who were frail or elderly. He dedicated his professional life to ensuring appropriate health care services were available to those who needed them and often could not afford them. In 1999, Lee was instrumental in establishing the Rocky Mountain Care Foundation to provide relief to the poor, distress, and under-served. In July of 2005, Lee was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. For over a year and a half, Lee and his family battled this dreadful disease. On January 30, 2007, Lee peacefully passed away at his home. The impact of Lee’s life continues to be felt and lives on through the Rocky Mountain Care Foundation. Watch the video from last year here.

Hospice and Palliative Care

Dr. Bretton Newman and Dr. Devan Millard work together as Hospice Medical Directors for Rocky Mountain Hospice. Together they coordinate care with the attending physician and members of the hospice team including nurses, social workers, home health aides, chaplains, volunteers and bereavement staff to ensure excellence in hospice care.

Bretton Newman, MD

bretton-newman-mdDr. Bretton Newman earned her medical degree from SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine. As a medical student, she volunteered for hospice and developed a strong interest in end-of-life care, pain management, and palliative medicine. She completed a residency in family medicine at St. Mark’s Hospital and obtained specialty clinical training in palliative medicine in Utah and California. Dr. Newman is Hospice Medical Director for Rocky Mountain Hospice and an active member of the Utah Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is a faculty member at the University of Utah as well as St. Mark’s Family Medicine Residency Programs. Dr. Newman makes home visits to hospice patients focusing on providing pain and symptom management for patients in the comfort and privacy of their homes. She also sees hospice patients at Assisted Living Facilities and Skilled Nursing Facilities. Dr. Newman is board certified in Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Newman has additional special interests in mind-body medicine and mindfulness-based stress reduction.

Devan Millard, MD

devan-millard-mdDr. Devan Millard earned her medical degree from University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno, Nevada. She completed a residency in family medicine at St. Mark’s Family Medicine Residency in Salt Lake City. During residency, Dr. Millard developed a strong interest in hospice and palliative medicine. She obtained additional clinical training focusing on hospice and palliative care during her residency. Dr. Millard is a faculty member with the St. Mark’s Family Medicine Residency Program. She is the Assistant Medical Director for Rocky Mountain Hospice and makes home visits to hospice patients focusing on providing pain and symptom management for patients in the comfort and privacy of their homes. She also sees hospice patients at Assisted Living Facilities and Skilled Nursing Facilities. Dr. Millard is board certified in Family Medicine. She has additional special interests in geriatrics, women’s health and preventive medicine.