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Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center has received a $199,900 grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). The grant has been made possible through DOLA’s Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Fund (EIAF).

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“Funding from DOLA was essential to provide funding to provide state of the art medical equipment at Custer County Health Center,” said HRRMC CEO Bob Morasko.

The grant will be used for equipment at the Custer County Medical Center in Westcliffe, which includes equipment for Information Systems, Rehab, Cardiology, and Imaging. The grant will enable the purchase of a digital X-ray machine, Echocardiogram Table, Cardiac Stress Test System, and Rehabilitation Equipment.

Kimla Robinson HRRMC Foundation Director.

“We are very grateful for DOLA’s support and its partnership with us for our patients’ healthcare needs in Westcliffe and the surrounding communities,” said HRRMC Foundation Director Kimla Robinson. “The project supports the goal of the Office of Governor Polis to identify and implement policies that will reduce healthcare costs while expanding access to quality care in every corner of Colorado.”

“This award assists with helping to meet the governor’s goal of reducing the costs of healthcare for rural Coloradans,” said DOLA Executive Director Rick Garcia. “We are continually looking for ways to support rural hospitals, clinics, and enlarge primary care accessibility to rural populations with EIAF capital grants.”

The HRRMC Foundation provides the hospital with financial support to facilitate innovative programs and provide state-of-the-art healthcare services to the Salida Hospital District. For more information about the Foundation’s initiatives, call Kimla Robinson at 719-530-2218.