By Mountain Family Health Centers
Mountain Family Health Centers has raised $1.7 million during our final fundraising effort to support the new Basalt Integrated Health Center. Mountain Family is raising $3.2 million during our fundraising homestretch for the new health center, located at 123 Emma Road.
Recent support includes a generous $100,000 grant from the Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation, designated for medical equipment for the nine medical exam rooms at the new Basalt Integrated Health Center.
“At Mountain Family Health Centers, we believe
health care is a basic human right. The support of the Vera and Joseph Dresner
Foundation, along with that of our other generous supporters, will help ensure
that all members of our community have access to high quality, integrated
care,” said Ross Brooks, Mountain Family’s Chief Executive Officer.
The Vera and
Joseph Dresner Foundation is based in Michigan and is dedicated to transforming
lives in profoundly positive ways through grants focused on health, youth and
family and animal welfare. “Improving health care access and outcomes for
vulnerable people is one of our priorities,” says Virginia Romano, Executive
Director, “we are pleased to support Mountain Family Health Centers as they
work toward this same goal.”
The Vera and
Joseph Dresner Foundation joins other lead donors for the new health center:
The Colorado Health Foundation, Denver Foundation Colorado Health Access Fund,
Aspen Skiing Company – Community Cares Fund, Caring for Colorado Foundation,
Gates Family Foundation, El Pomar Foundation, Robert Pew, as well as generous support from Aspen Valley
Hospital, Pitkin County, the Alpenglow Foundation, Eagle County, the Rose
Foundation, the Betty Jane Schuss and Donor Advised Funds at the Aspen
Community Foundation, The Colorado Department of Public Health and the
Environment, the Town of Snowmass Village, the Aspen Thrift Shop, the United
States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and others.
Mountain Family Health Centers would like to extend a huge,
heartfelt thank you to our donors.
These funds will support the vital new
health center, increasing access to integrated medical, dental and behavioral
health care for all Roaring Fork Valley residents, regardless of ability to
pay. The new location allows Mountain Family to increase the number of persons
served annually to 3,700—a a 75% increase.
The new Basalt Integrated Health Center provides essential solutions to
critical health care challenges in the Roaring Fork Valley. Those problems
* The skyrocketing cost of health insurance has become
unaffordable for working families
* Mountain Family’s uninsured patient population is 38%
and growing, adding up to over 8,000
individuals across the valley
* Extremely limited access to medical, dental and behavioral (mental) health
You can be a part of the solution. To join the Building Health for All: Basalt
Integrated Health Center campaign, please contact Development Director Garry
Schalla: (970) 318-8018 (cell), (970) 945-2840 x 7290 (office),