The Memorial Hospital Foundation granted $30,000 through Caring for Colorado

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

The Memorial Hospital Foundation recently received a $30,000 grant from the Caring for Colorado Foundation, according to a press release. Caring for Colorado is a health grant providing funding to build health care capacity, strengthen existing health care systems and link people to care.

“This grant award has allowed TMH to improve health care delivery for the residents of Moffat County” said TMH Foundation Board Chair Sue Lyster in the release. “The Foundation is pleased to provide financial resources to TMH to enhance the hospital’s capacity to provide quality healthcare to our community.”

The funding received will assist with the purchase of software needed to implement an electronic medical record (EMR) system for TMH Medical Clinic, the release said. The electronic medical record replaces the paper chart, which will result in rapid and efficient way to document patients’ medical information. The purchase of the EMR will provide the necessary tool intended to improve the quality of care for patients.

Implementation of an electronic medical record is required under the Health Information and Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

“We are always working to improve services and to bring leading edge technology to our patients,” TMH CEO John Rossfeld said in the release.

According to Eva Peroulis, TMH Foundation Director, The Memorial Hospital Foundation received a $200,000 grant from the Caring for Colorado Foundation in 2007 for capital construction of the new hospital. In 2011, The Caring for Colorado Foundation also contributed $50,000 toward the new Picture Archiving Communication System.

The release also stated that TMH and TMH Foundation would like to thank the Caring for Colorado Foundation for their support in strengthening health care in Colorado’s rural communities.

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