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HRRMC Foundation

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Foundation

Welcome to the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Foundation website, and thank you for your interest in our mission. Whether you are a contributor, hospital employee, community member, funder, or a former or current patient at the hospital, we welcome you!

For more than 25 years, we have prided ourselves on the relationships we have developed and sustained with our community, hospital employees, funders, and hospital patients. Our commitment to excellence, our drive to be an industry leader, and our never-ending dedication to outstanding service have been the cornerstones of our success. These elements demonstrate what is possible when people come together to help others; in collaboration we ensure the effectiveness of the HRRMC Foundation.

Thanks to our generous supporters, our past development efforts have provided funding for:

  • Life-saving medical technology
  • Cardiology equipment
  • Surgical equipment
  • Radiology equipment
  • Patient education
  • Emergency medical equipment
  • Ambulances
  • Healthy community initiatives

Our history

HRRMC Foundation has been the official conduit for Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center since November 26, 1986. Its mission is to provide philanthropic resources to HRRMC as the hospital strives to enhance the health of our community through the delivery of personalized and exceptional care.

HRRMC Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to soliciting, securing and managing donations in support of programs, services and state-of-the-art technology at HRRMC. Donations from individuals and businesses, private and public foundations, and federal and/or state funding allow the HRRMC Foundation to bring healthcare comparable to urban centers to rural Colorado. It takes the entire community to bring about good health, and basic access to healthcare is an important first step. Our supporters understand that a modern, state-of-the-art medical center is vital to better meet the health care needs of our community.

HRRMC is a rural, 25-bed, community-focused Critical Access Hospital and Level IV Trauma center. We are recognized as the health care resource and primary care facility for Chaffee and portions of Fremont, Saguache and Park counties.

With almost 38,000 patients visits each year, HRRMC serves residents and visitors to the Upper Arkansas Valley with century-old traditions of compassion, personal service and individualized care. HRRMC has grown over the years to meet the ever-changing medical needs of the communities served.


Scholarship applications can be mailed to:
HRRMC Foundation
PO Box 429
Salida, CO 81201

or e-mailed to:

For more information call Lezlie Burkley, HRRMC Foundation Director, at (719) 530-2218.