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COVID Relief Fund Grant awarded to Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center

Salida, Colo. – Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center was recently awarded $25,000 of grant funding by the Colorado COVID Relief Fund to help respond to community needs in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center is pleased to receive this grant award to:

  • Maintain a decreased or eliminated spread of COVID in the service area;
  • Decrease or defer mortality from COVID;
  • Ensure vulnerable populations can access medical services throughout the service area during the pandemic, with an emphasis on health equity, inclusion, and safety;
  • Increase patient access to non-urgent physician and provider services using telemedicine;
  • Maintain the positions of all HRRMC employees using creative solutions such as the labor pool, as the hospital district is the largest employer in Chaffee County;
  • Increase availability of testing supplies and access to testing and;
  • Ensure county-wide access to sufficient personal protective equipment.

“This award will create a meaningful impact for our community during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” said Kimla Robinson, HRRMC Foundation Director.

Led by an executive committee in coordination with the Governor’s Office, the Colorado COVID Relief Fund was developed to raise and coordinate allocation of funds based on COVID-19 prevention, impact and recovery needs of community-based organizations in Colorado. The Fund is organized to ensure that the most acute community needs across the state are being addressed and that community voice is reflected in all funding decisions made over time.