SALIDA, Colo.-Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Foundation has received a
$191,733 Women's Wellness Targeted Outreach Grant. This is the second
year of funding from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
for the outreach project.
HRRMC will continue to provide outreach and recruitment services for breast
and cervical cancer screenings, education and awareness to qualified women
ages 40-64. Women are eligible for the grant if they are uninsured or
underinsured; legally present in the United States; live within Chaffee,
Park, Lake, Saguache and Fremont counties; and have a household income
between 139-250% of the federal poverty level. Community Health Worker
Brenda Gentile and Outreach Nurse Julia Fritz will oversee the project.
"We are very grateful for the support from the Women's Wellness
Connection and their partnership with us," said Kimla Robinson, HRRMC
Foundation director. "The grant will allow us to continue enrolling
eligible women for free cancer screenings. Preventive screenings are very
important. Your best way to find cancer early is to get screened."
The HRRMC Foundation provides the hospital with financial support to facilitate
innovative programs and provide state-of-the-art health care services
to the Salida Hospital District. For more information about the Foundation's
initiatives, call Kimla Robinson at (719) 530-2218.