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HRRMC Foundation receives $654,523 DOLA grant

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center has received a $654,523 grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). The grant has Dollar signbeen made possible through DOLA’s Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Fund (EIAF).

The grant will be used for the HRRMC Buena Vista Health Center Expansion Project, which includes equipment for Environmental Services, Information Systems, Pediatric Rehab, Cardiac Rehab, Laboratory and exam rooms. The grant will also enable the purchase of a digital X-ray machine, ultrasound equipment and a backup generator for the facility.

“We are very grateful for DOLA’s support and its partnership with us for our patients’ healthcare needs in Buena Vista and the surrounding communities. 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,” said HRRMC Foundation Director Kimla Robinson.

DOLA Executive Director Rick Garcia said, "This award assists with helping to meet the governor's goal of reducing the costs of healthcare for rural Coloradans. 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.


About DOLA

For many Colorado communities, DOLA is the face of state government. It is the initial and primary point of contact where local communities work in partnership with the state. Its mission is "Strengthening Colorado Communities." DOLA provides technical and financial assistance to communities across the state and has four program divisions: the Board of Assessment Appeals, the Division of Housing, the Division of Local Government and the Division of Property Taxation. All department services provide support to local communities and help bolster capacity.

The program, created by the legislature in 1977, assists political subdivisions socially and/or economically impacted by the development, processing or energy conversion of minerals and mineral fuels. Funds come from the state severance tax on energy and mineral production and from a portion of the state's share of royalties paid to the federal government for mining and drilling of minerals and mineral fuels on federally owned land.