Jeanine Vallejos, of Trapper Mining Inc., presented a $10,000 check to The Memorial Hospital Foundation to improve healthcare for Moffat County.
The funding received will assist with the purchase of equipment for the TMH Rehabilitation Center — Physical Therapy Department. The Memorial Hospital’s physical and occupational therapy services have increased in the last year. Outpatient physical and occupational therapy visits grew by 11.5 percent, while inpatient physical and occupational therapy visits grew by 15 percent.
“Trapper Mining, Inc. is committed to promoting the health and wellness of its employees, their families and the communities of Northwest Colorado,” said Jim Mattern, President and General Manager of Trapper Mining, Inc.
“The Memorial Hospital Foundation appreciates Trapper Mining, Inc.’s ongoing partnership with local communities,” TMH Foundation Board Treasurer Jeannie Thornberry said. “Receiving this funding is an example of the support that is behind improving quality of healthcare in our community.”
Luke Geer, Physical Therapy Department Manager, expressed the hospital’s appreciation for the contribution.
“It is very important to provide rehabilitative patients with improved services. This up-to-date equipment will refine our ability to meet the community’s needs and improve rehabilitation services in Moffat County,” he said.
“The Memorial Hospital Foundation received a recent contribution from the Yampa Valley Electric Association — Caring Consumers Foundation towards the new physical therapy equipment,” said Eva Peroulis, TMH Foundation Director. “The Memorial Hospital Foundation continues its mission “to cultivate relationships and partnerships to generate financial and related resources to enhance the hospital’s capacity to provide quality health care.”