About the Foundation
The Memorial Regional Health Foundation’s main mission is to cultivate relationships and partnerships within our community to generate financial and related resources to enhance the hospital’s capacity to provide quality healthcare.
The Foundation has a very active eight-member Board of Directors, committed to continued financial support to MRH. The Foundation emphasizes grant writing and accessing outside funding to supplement Foundation funding for equipment and other healthcare needs.
The Memorial Hospital Foundation takes pride in wisely investing your dollars not only in facilities, but also in equipment that helps provide the best diagnostics available to patients in our community.
Foundation Board of Directors
Kristine Cooper, Board Chair
Ashley Kawcak, Board Vice-Chair and Treasurer
Ryan Dennison, Board Member
Amanda Thompson, Board Member
Karli Bockelman, Board Chair
Kristie Yarmer, Physician Representative
Don Myers, MRH Board of Trustees Representative
Jennifer Riley, Hospital Representative
Eva Peroulis, Foundation Director
The Memorial Regional Health Foundation was founded in 2002 to support and improve rural healthcare in the community. Since its conception, the Foundation has raised over $1,900,000 in support of the health system.
Major Accomplishments Through the Years
The Memorial Regional Health Foundation’s major accomplishments include a successful $1.2 million dollar 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:
Caring for Colorado Foundation, $200,000
El Pomar Foundation, $50,000
Boettcher Foundation, $50,000
In 2008, the Foundation transferred $750,000 to MRH in support of the new building loan.
In 2009, the Foundation transferred $330,000 to MRH and funded the state-of-the-art digital mammography machine.
Eva E. Peroulis:
MRH Foundation Director
P.O. Box 1203
Craig, CO 81626