TMH Foundation awarded grant

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The Memorial Hospital Foundation was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the Boettcher Foundation to assist with building costs of the new hospital, the foundation announced in a news release.

The new facility, which opened at 750 Hospital Loop in November, measures 77,258 square feet and replaces the former location at 785 Russell St.

The Memorial Hospital Foundation raised $1.2 million during a community capital campaign for the new hospital.

“This grant is so exciting for our community because it reinforces the solid vision that the foundation and the community share for the new hospital,” TMH Foundation Board Chair Julie Baker said in the release. “It feels really good to supplement our community dollars with grant dollars.”

The foundation has also received $200,000 from Caring for Colorado and $50,000 from the El Pomar Foundation.

Boettcher grants are given to support Colorado nonprofit organizations involved in arts and culture, community and social services, education and health care. The largest grants awarded by the Boettcher Foundation are for capital projects, typically building construction.

In 2008, the Boettcher Foundation awarded 220 grants in Colorado, totaling about $13 million.

“Providing first-class health care is a priority for TMH,” hospital CEO George Rohrich said in the release. “We are so grateful to receive this kind of funding for operations during such a critical time in our first year.”

For more information on The Memorial Hospital, visit www.thememorialhospital.com or call 824-9411.

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