Schweitzer Family Provides Lead Gift for Surgery Expansion Project at Pullman Regional Hospital

Dec 1, 2015

Schweitzer Family Provides Lead Gift for Surgery Expansion Project at Pullman Regional Hospital

Pullman Regional Hospital has received a $350,000 gift from community leaders Ed and Beatriz Schweitzer to upgrade surgical technology and expand surgical services.

“Beatriz and I appreciate this opportunity to help Pullman Regional Hospital. Scott (Adams) made it easy for us to ‘get to yes,’ when he shared exactly what he needs to build a fourth surgery room,” said Ed Schweitzer.

“We are very grateful for the Schweitzer family’s generosity,” said Pullman Regional Hospital CEO, Scott Adams. “Ed and Beatriz are helping to ensure our community has better access to the best surgical care.”

Through feedback from providers and staff and a steady increase in surgical cases, it was determined building a fourth suite and upgrading the technology in the three current operating rooms at Pullman Regional Hospital was a critical need.

“As more and more patients and surgeons choose Pullman Regional Hospital, we’re nearing capacity,” said Ed Harrich,” Director of Surgical Services. “We perform nearly 1,000 more surgeries today than we did six years ago. Only having three operating rooms has become a limiting factor.”

The project totaling $1.75 million is expected to be completed, new technology installed and the fourth operating room fully functional by the spring of 2017.

 

Contact: Alison Weigley, Assistant Director of Development, External Relations & Marketing
Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation
509-332-2041
alison.weigley@pullmanregional.org

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