Pullman Regional Hospital Awarded $250,000 M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust Grant

Jun 9, 2016

Pullman Regional Hospital has received a grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust to help fund the expansion of surgical services and technology upgrade for Pullman Regional Hospital. The grant award, $250,000 in funding, complements the donations made by the community and the Schweitzer family as part of Pullman Regional Hospital’s 2016 Annual Giving for Excellence Fund Drive, which supports the Surgery Expansion Project.

“We are very grateful to continue building a strong partnership with Murdock Charitable Trust, one of the largest foundations in the country,” said Scott Adams, Chief Executive Officer at Pullman Regional Hospital. “Their support helps us take the next step on our pathway to remain self-sustaining and provide surgical excellence to our region.”

“A third grant award from Murdock Trust, a merit-based award entity is testament to Pullman Regional Hospital’s proven fiscal responsibility, quality outcomes, and high patient satisfaction ratings,” said Jeannie Eylar, Chief Clinical Officer and lead for the Surgery Expansion Project.

The Surgery Expansion Project includes building a fourth operating room suite and upgrading surgical technologies such as lights, cameras, monitors, booms, video routing systems and software. The project, totaling $1.75 million, is expected to be completed, new technology installed and the fourth operating room fully functional in 2017.

“The Foundation Board fully supports the allocation of Annual Giving fundraising efforts to the Surgery Expansion Project,” said Josh Smart, Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Board President. “We see urgency in meeting the growing needs of our surgeons and patients, and we’re experiencing great momentum with helping the hospital fund this critical service.”

“One of the stipulations for Murdock Trust funding is a high percentage of giving through the generosity of our community,” said Rueben Mayes, Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Chief Development Officer. “The Surgery Expansion Project is one of the bigger hospital projects in recent years—a huge goal for the Foundation and Board to embrace. To see the community respond, and to be affiliated with a nationally recognized foundation demonstrates we are providing what the community wants and needs.”


About the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust

The M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust was created by the will of the late Melvin J. “Jack” Murdock, co-founder of Tektronix, Inc. Murdock was an innovative, entrepreneurial leader with business involvements and interests throughout the Pacific Northwest. Since 1975 the Trust has invested more than $850 million to enrich the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest by providing grants and enrichment programs to organizations seeking to strengthen the region’s educational, spiritual, and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways.


Contact: Alison Weigley, Assistant Director of Development, External Relations and Marketing
Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation

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