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Foundation Board of Directors
Kristine Cooper, Board Chair
Ashley Kawcak, Board Vice-Chair and Treasurer
Ryan Dennison, Board Member
Karli Bockelman, Board Chair
Forrest Luke, MRH Board of Trustees Representative
Dr. Linda Couillard
Jennifer Riley, Hospital Representative
Eva Peroulis, Foundation Director
Major Accomplishments Through the Years
2005 Capital Campaign For The New Hospital
The Memorial Regional Health Foundation’s major accomplishment included a successful $1.2 million capital campaign in 2005 for a new healthcare facility. To express our thanks, a “Donor Recognition Wall” is displayed in the hospital’s lobby to recognize the generous contributions that helped with the capital campaign, including those who help us today. Because of the community capital campaign, the Foundation was eligible for funding opportunities that resulted in obtaining the following capital grants for the new facility.
The Foundation transferred over $1.7 million to MRH for capital construction of the new hospital and acquisition of equipment, such as a new mammography machine, ultrasound machine, EKG equipment, Picture Archiving Communication system and Electronic Medical Record Systems for the emergency department, clinics and rehabilitation department.
The Memorial Regional Health Foundation was founded in 2002 to support and improve rural healthcare needs in Moffat County. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $2,900,000 in support of the health system.
To learn more about Foundation efforts or to find out more about how you can get involved, contact Executive Director Eva Peroulis today by calling (970) 826-2424.
The Foundation has also supported Children’s Health and Wellness Programs. These programs include annual bike helmet drives and the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) Production in conjunction with the Moffat County School District.
The Foundation has made improvements for pediatric service including a renovated Emergency Room for kids and pediatric entertainment carts with TV, DVDs, Xbox games, Nabi educational tablets and music. The Foundation supplies and replenishes the Toy Closet, where children can choose an item to use during their hospital stay and to take home.
The Foundation purchased four new wheelchairs for MRH with contributions from MRH employees and the MRH Auxiliary – Pink Ladies.
But that’s not all. The Foundation received grant funding in 2018 to purchase six new AEDs for each school within the Moffat County School District.
2018 Capital Campaign For The New Medical Office Building
In 2018, MRH started a capital campaign for the new Medical Office Building (MOB), which is now open. In August 2019, total pledges reached $906,500. To express our thanks and gratitude, names are included on a donor recognition wall in the new MOB in Craig. Donor names are engraved on a “Tree of Health” with gold, silver and bronze leaves.
The colors of the tree’s leaves showcase the specified amount contributed by donors — bronze ($1,000), silver ($5,000) and gold ($10,000). Donors who contributed more than $25,000 had naming rights to clinical areas and exam rooms throughout the MOB.
Donating To The MRH Foundation
All donations qualify for a charitable income tax deduction and Colorado Enterprise Zone tax credit. The State of Colorado allows a 25% tax credit on your state income taxes.
The Foundation will continue philanthropy through future donors and focus on granting opportunities in equipment and other healthcare needs. Thanks to the support of donors like you, we are able to make a big difference in improving local healthcare.
This hand-forged, iron Tree of Health can be found in the main first floor lobby area of the Medical Office Building in Craig.