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Pullman Regional 2023 Annual Report

Pullman Regional is a community leader in integrated health and healing activities where our values guide and inspire, and science and technology quietly enable people to comfort, encourage, and heal.

A Message from the CEO


2023 was an amazing year! A year that really brought out the best in Pullman as a community and Pullman Regional Hospital as an organization, and one that certainly validated the pride that I have in being afforded the opportunity to work with this great team. Change was a mainstay in 2023, with new leadership, the adoption of a new Electronic Medical Record, and a community kickoff of a major expansion and remodel project among many other mission critical accomplishments.

Through the year Pullman Regional Hospital also experienced significant growth, growing to over 600 employees while building on and living up to key attributes of inclusivity, resiliency and innovation that make Pullman the special place it is known to be. The year saw growth in key relationships, reconfirmed commitments to stroke care, cancer screening, and orthopedic excellence, and recruitment of over 20 physicians and advanced practice providers.  

The future is bright in Pullman and at Pullman Regional Hospital and we cannot wait to continue caring for the community and region we know and love.

- Matt Forge, MHA, Chief Executive Officer at Pullman Regional Hospital

Hospital Board of Commissioners

The Pullman Regional Hospital Board of Commissioners, an elected body, is legally responsible for overseeing hospital district policies and organization with respect to the district’s operation, including the delivery of quality patient care and meeting community healthcare needs. The Pullman Regional Hospital's Board of Commissioners serves to adopt the necessary general policies to achieve these ends and to delegate day-to-day operational responsibility to the district administrator concerning these policies. Commissioners meet monthly in-person at Pullman Regional Hospital with an option to participate through Zoom. All board meetings are open to the public. Contact Pullman Regional Hospital Administration for more information (509) 336-7514.

Hospital Board of Commissioners

Jeff Elbracht, President

Patricia Grantham, Vice President

Sandra O'Keefe, Secretary

PJ Sanchez

Joe Pitzer

Cheryl Oliver

Karen Karpman

Hospital Leadership

Matt Forge, MHA
Chief Executive Officer
Bernadette Berney, MSML
Chief Human Resources Officer
Carrie Coen (3)
Carrie Coen, DPT
Chief Reliability Officer
Jeannie Eylar (3)
Jeannie Eylar, MSN
Chief Nursing Officer
Steve Febus (3)
Steve Febus, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Karly Port (2)
Karly Port, MBA
Chief Physician Services Officer
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Linda Infranco, CFRE
Foundation Executive Director

Chief Medical Officers (CMOs)

Pullman Regional Hospital and its network of clinics named three local physicians to serve on the Chief Medical Officer team in 2022. Dr. Stephen Hall, Dr. Pete Mikkelsen, and Dr. Edwin Tingstad share the duties of the Chief Medical Officer role, which includes serving as a liaison to physicians to provide safe, effective medical services, supporting clinical departments, and serving on the hospital’s Administration Team. Learn More

Dr. Stephen Hall has been providing family medicine and obstetrical care since 1997 at Palouse Medical in Pullman, WA. He is also the Program Director for the Family Medicine Residency Program- Pullman, through Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. 

Stephen Hall, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Family Medicine Provider
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Partners in Excellence

On September 23, 2023, Pullman Regional Hospital CEO Matt Forge and Washington State University President Kirk Schulz signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to continue collaboration and improve community health. Specific areas of collaboration are:

  • Health & Wellness Support and Services
  • Clinical Affiliation Agreements/Workforce Training
  • Human Resources/Employee Recruitment & Retention
  • Advancement through Community and Alumni Engagement
  • Innovation and the Future of Healthcare

Explore the Partnership


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Electronic Medical Record
2023 was Epic

We want to provide access to your health information when and where you need it. With Pullman Regional Hospital's MyChart, you can view your health information online anytime, anywhere through an electronic patient record called Epic.

As an enrolled patient, you can access:

  • Medical Record Summary: You can view your medical record, including allergies, discharge instructions, health issues, immunizations, medications, and surgeries/procedures.
  • Message: You can message your doctor or provider.
  • Clinical Results: You can view laboratory and radiology results (Allow up to four days to view radiology results).
  • Schedule: You can schedule some appointments through MyChart, including primary care and some imaging appointments. 

New Physicians & Healthcare Providers

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Palouse Psychiatry & Behavioral Health
Christine Land, NP

Christine Land, board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Palouse Psychiatry & Behavioral Health, can help patients by providing psychiatric evaluations, diagnosis, medication management, and supportive care across the lifespan by using evidence-based research. 

Randall Kloepfer, MD
Dr. Randall Kloepfer

Dr. Kloepfer has more than 20 years of experience serving as an internal medicine physician, wound doctor (as well as Wound Care Director at Gritman Medical Center), and emergency medicine physician. He enjoys being a hospitalist because he likes to help solve patients’ health problems through communication and thorough evaluations. 

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Dr. Jonathan Boyd
Dr. Boyd is originally from SE Idaho. During his residency, he did a rural hospital medicine rotation in Payson, AZ, where he found his passion for rural healthcare. His philosophy of care is to treat patients the way he would want to be. Dr. Boyd has practiced as a hospitalist in the area since 2021 at both TriState Memorial Hospital and St Joseph Regional Medical Center.
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Pullman Anesthesia
John Schirmer, CRNA

John Schirmer, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, has over five years of anesthesia experience. He has a strong interest in pain management and helping patients who suffer from chronic pain. John is a decorated combat veteran and served in the United States Army Active Reserve for over six years; his passion for pain management was sparked from his tour in Iraq.

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Emergency Department
Dr. Gregory Wallis

Dr. Gregory Wallis, Emergency Medicine Physician, originally intended on going the orthopedics route, but fell in love with the pace, variety, and energy of emergency medicine and ultimately made the switch. He has a passion for wilderness medicine and tactical medicine and enjoys the challenge of making the most of a medical emergency with what is immediately on hand. 

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Palouse Psychiatry & Behavioral Health
Michelle Fong, PhD

Michelle Fong, Neuropsychologist, provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations. Dr. Fong is determined to help individuals figure out why they might be struggling in school, work, or at home – and, what to do about it. Dr. Fong loves numbers, details, and evidence-based practice, and balancing that with the messiness of emotions and real life.

Anna Curet
Palouse Audiology & ENT
Anna Curet, AuD

Anna Curet, Audiologist, grew up in Moscow, ID and is thrilled to offer audiology services in this community. She sees patients 1+ who are in need of audiometric evaluations, amplification devices, hearing aid repairs and cleanings, and hearing screenings. She is fluent in American Sign Language, passionate about hearing preservation, and excited to work with a diverse patient panel on the Palouse. 

Tim Holmstrom
Inland Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Clinic
Tim Holmstrom, PA

Tim Holmstrom, PA-C, has over 13 years of musculoskeletal knowledge and expertise. Prior to getting into the field of orthopedics, Tim worked in a variety of healthcare settings including as an Athletic Trainer for the Spokane Chiefs and Seattle Thunderbirds, as a Rheumatology PA, Virtual Mental Health PA, and as an Occupational Medicine PA. Tim sees patients through Inland Orthopaedics' Express Care.

Palouse Oncology & Hematology
Dr. Rajeev Rajendra

Dr. Rajeev Rajendra has been practicing for more than 10 years.  He completed medical school at D.Y. Patil Medical College, Shivaji University in India. Dr. Raj is board certified. He completed his residency with Indiana University Health at Ball Memorial Hospital, and a fellowship through the University of Washington in Oncology and Hematology from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. 

Family Medicine Residency Center
Dr. Brenna Harris

Dr. Brenna Harris is a board-certified physician providing care at the Family Medicine Residency Center. She enjoys providing healthcare for the whole family and patients of all ages – from prenatal to end-of-life care. Along with offering high-quality healthcare, she also thoroughly enjoys working in and with the public to increase awareness of common medical problems, prevention of abuse, and other community-related medical education efforts.

Palouse Pediatrics
Dr. MacKenzie Rinaldi

Dr. MacKenzie Rinaldi, Pediatrician, is passionate about advocating for patients to become the best versions of themselves. She has special interests in newborn care, NICU graduates, breastfeeding, and contraception. She loves working through social-emotional problems, tackling illness, and brainstorming strategies in order to celebrate improving health, mastering milestones and reaching goals.

Angie Smith, ARNP
Pullman Family Medicine
Angeline Smith, ARNP

Angeline Smith, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Angeline is passionate about providing inclusive and high-quality care to our community. Angeline's career has been marked by a special interest in skin issues, including skin cancer and melanoma, which she cultivated as a Research Nurse Specialist at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. She is also passionate about women's health and transgender care, emphasizing her commitment to inclusive healthcare.

Jesse Shaw
Inland Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Clinic
Dr. Jesse Shaw

Dr. Jesse Shaw, Sports Medicine Physician, is experienced with working with patients and athletes of all ages and abilities- including Olympic athletes! He has prior military service within naval special warfare, providing high performance leadership, evaluations and treatment. Dr. Shaw likes the Sports Medicine field because he likes to work with his hands and fix problems and injuries.

Dil Sangha
Pullman Family Medicine
Dr. Dil Sangha

Dr. Dil Sangha, Family Medicine Physician, has a passion for caring for underserved communities, where he has witnessed the transformative impact of helping patients access essential care and linking them with crucial community resources. At the core of Dr. Sangha's philosophy is that a strong doctor-patient relationship is founded on attentive listening, trust, and mutual respect.

Palouse Heart Center
Dr. Marek Janout

Dr. Marek Janout, Cardiologist, likes cardiology because he likes to utilize technology and data to get to the bottom of things and solve problems for patients as a team. Previous to joining the Pullman Regional team, Dr. Janout worked as a General Adult Cardiologist at Kootenai Heart Clinics Northwest. He appreciates the complexities and constant evolution of medicine: he’s been the principal investigator and sub-investigator on a number of clinical trials and research.

Palouse Oncology & Hematology
Jonathan Holloway, DNP

Jonathan Holloway is a Doctor of Nursing Practice at Palouse Oncology & Hematology. He earned his nursing degree from Weber State University and his DNP from Arizona State University. His diverse roles span from wound care at Tucson Medical Center to positions at the University of Utah Student Health Clinic, augmented by his military tenure. 

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Summit Therapy & Health Services
Laura McGuckin, PT, MPT, WCS, CLT

Laura McGuckin is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy and a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. At Summit Therapy & Health Services, Laura sees patients for pediatric pelvic health, Lymphedema reduction and cancer rehabilitation, and women’s pelvic health concerns. She uses a combination of manual therapy, exercise, and education in her treatment sessions. 

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Mark Houghton, AGACP-BC

Mark Houghton, a Registered Nurse in Pullman Regional Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, passed his board certification in 2023 to become an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP-BC). Mark has joined the Hospitalist team at Pullman Regional Hospital.

By the Numbers

Visits to hospital clinics
Emergency Department Visits
care coordination
Average Gift $
Babies Born
Total Donors
New Donors
72 %
% Staff RNs with BSN Degree
Surgery Cases

Pullman Regional Hospital Financial Health

The total margin for 2023 was $1,030,534
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2023 DAISY Award Recipients

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April 2023
Bekah Herndon, RN

Bekah Herndon, RN was nominated by a patient who shared “Bekah was the one who listened, managed everyone’s emotions, and tried her best to provide caring, loving compassion to [my] mom and all of us during her last days.” The family also wrote that, “Bekah respected and treated [my] mom as a person- even though the situation turned dire.” 

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August 2023
Paul Prather, RN

Paul Prather, RN in the Emergency Department, was nominated by a patient who shared "“Paul was my triage nurse, and his exceptional care was exactly what I needed.” As a healthcare provider themselves, the grateful patient recognized the care Paul provided was routine for him but was special to her.

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December 2023
Izzie Roepke
Izzie Roepke, RN in BirthPlace, was nominated by grateful parents Tori and Braeden, who were in Izzie’s care for the delivery of their son. “Izzie came in on our first day of parenting and was so kind; she made us feel at peace. She stayed with us when we had questions and explained what to expect in easy-to-understand terms,” read the nomination letter.

2023 Staff Recognition Awards

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Pullman Regional Hospital Employee of the Year
Nadia Rivas, CNA

Nadia has worked at Pullman Regional Hospital for five years as a CNA in the Emergency Department. 

Stephanie Knewbow (2)
Nurse Excellence Award
Stephanie Knewbow, RN

Stephanie has worked at Pullman Regional Hospital for 11 years as a Registered Nurse and now serves as Director of the Emergency Department.

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Physician Excellence Award
Dr. Garrett Luettgen

Pullman Regional Hospital named Emergency Medicine Physician Dr. Garrett Luettgen the 2023 Physician Excellence Award winner.

Pullman Regional Clinic Visits

In 2023, there were 54,033 total clinic visits.

Pullman Family Medicine

16,313 visits

Palouse Pediatrics- Pullman

9,803 visits

Palouse Pediatrics- Moscow

4,732 visits

care coordination
Palouse Health Center

1,449 visits

Palouse Heart Center

1,854 visits

Pullman Foot & Ankle

1,300 visits

sleep medicine
Palouse Sleep Medicine

732 visits

Palouse Psychiatry & Behavioral Health

4,018 visits

Pullman Surgical Associates

4,130 visits

travel clinic
Family Medicine Residency Center

3,224 visits

Palouse Urology Center

3,092 visits

Inland Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Clinic

3,386 visits

Wexler Fam

The Wexler's Story

Experiencing your first ultrasound and finding out you’re having twins is surprising. Experiencing your second ultrasound and finding out you’re actually having triplets is shocking. Waking up at 1 a.m. to your water breaking at 29 weeks pregnant is terrifying. For Katie Wexler and her husband Fred, that’s what happened; while they didn’t plan to deliver their triplets in Pullman, their babies had a different plan of making history.

More than 20 people assembled in the operating room to assist in the cesarean delivery of the first 29-week gestation delivery ever completed in Pullman.


Primary Care

A primary care physician is your gateway to healthcare! They take care of the whole patient, in contrast to specialists who focus only on one organ system. If a specialist consultation is needed, primary care doctors help patients determine who to see, and they work to ensure coordinated care between physicians. They are the first stop for all healthcare needs and foster long-term relationships with patients and their families. If you ever need a doctor for an illness, injury, or condition, it’s helpful to already have established care with a physician who knows and understands your health history, family history, and current medications (if any). 

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Primary Care
Taking Care of Down There: Pap Smears

Many women have plates that are overfull, day in and day out. It’s easy to neglect one’s own care when there is so much else to attend to. Yet, preventative measures, like Pap smears, are crucial to protect women’s health, wellness, and longevity.

Dr. Molly Thompson, Family Medicine Physician and Associate Program Director of the WSU Family Medicine Residency Program at Pullman Regional Hospital, shares important information women need to know—specifically in regard to cervical cancer.

Family Medicine Residency Program

At the heart of healthcare are family medicine physicians. These doctors provide comprehensive health care through all stages of life, developing lasting, caring relationships with patients and their families. There is a critical need for family medicine physicians nationwide. The state of Washington is no exception. In rural areas, such as eastern Washington, it's one of the most difficult fields of medicine to recruit and retain physicians. Washington State University's Elson. S. Floyd College of Medicine and Pullman Regional Hospital are partnering to develop a solution by creating a Family Medicine Residency Program based in Pullman, WA. 

Year 1: Family Medicine Residents

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Family Medicine Resident Physician
Dr. Jeff Ward

Dr. Jeff Ward grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from Brigham Young University and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at William Carey University. He believes connecting with patients is necessary in order to provide optimal patient care. He is passionate about empowering patients to take control of their own healthcare.

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Family Medicine Resident Physician
Dr. Mohammed Younes

Dr. Mohammed Younes grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Alberta and a Doctor of Medicine at Saba University School of Medicine. He enjoys family medicine because of the ability to grow with patients and work on building long-term physician-patient relationships. 

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Family Medicine Resident Physician
Dr. Bolu Olawuyi

Dr. Bolu Olawuyi grew up in Leduc, Alberta, Canada. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Niagara University and a Doctor of Medicine at Windsor University School of Medicine. Dr. Bolu also holds a Master of Business Administration from Eastern University. He emphasizes preventive and evidence-based practices to ensure positive patient-centered outcomes.

Palouse Pediatrics

Palouse Pediatrics specializes in pediatric care from birth through adolescence. Dr. Michael Frostad, Dr. Methuel Gordon, Dr. Katie Hryniewicz, Dr. Jonathan Lee, Dr. MacKenzie Rinaldi and Dr. Maricarmen Shields see patients at both Palouse Pediatrics locations: 

  • Pullman location: 1205 SE Professional Mall Blvd. Suite 104 Pullman, WA 99163
  • Moscow location: 1420 S. Blaine St. Suite 5, Moscow, ID 83843
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Anxiety in Children

Everybody experiences different fears, worries, and stresses in life; kids are no exception. Children can exhibit stronger fears depending on their age and stages of development. Fears and worries are natural. However, persistent or extreme forms of fear could be due to anxiety. A great example is separation anxiety. Typically, toddlers become upset or distressed about being away from their parent(s), even if they're safe and being cared for.

"Anxiety in children can hold them back from achieving their ultimate potential in life and definitely decreases their quality of life," says Dr. Mike Frostad (Dr. Mike), a pediatrician at Palouse Pediatrics.


Nancy Panko
Preventative Care
What happens during a colonoscopy?

Let's be honest, getting a colonoscopy is not on anyone’s “wish list.”  Yet, colonoscopies are the best gift you can give yourself to prevent colon cancer—one of the deadliest cancers out there.

Dr. Nancy Panko, Board-Certified General Surgeon and Medical Director of Pullman Surgical Associates, shares important information about the procedure and why it’s such a critical screening tool.

Emergency Medicine

Life Flight Training
Emergency Department
LifeFlight Training

In  August, Pullman Regional Hospital Emergency Department staff took part in LifeFlight trainings to practice “hot loads,” where the helicopter does not turn off during a patient transfer. These type of transfers are used for time-sensitive emergencies like strokes, heart attacks, and traumas. It was a beautiful morning learning and practicing with the Life Flight team!

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Inland Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Clinic has been providing orthopaedic care on the Palouse since 1990. The team consists of four orthopedic surgeons, a sports medicine physician, and a physician assistant that provide both surgical and non-surgical musculoskeletal care to the region.


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New Technology
BEAR Implant

An ACL injury involves a tear or sprain of the tissue that connects your thigh bone to your shinbone. Traditional ACL reconstruction for injuries requires surgery to remove the ACL and a graft to replace the tendon from the patient’s own leg or a deceased donor. Dr. Ed Tingstad, Orthopedic Surgeon at Inland Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Clinic, is excited to offer a different ACL procedure to patients that doesn’t require a graft: the BEAR Implant. 

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WSU & U of I
Team Physicians

Dr. Ed Tingstad and Dr. Kyle Hazelwood, Orthopedic Surgeons, serve as team physicians for Washington State University Athletics and the University of Idaho Athletics respectively. 

In this role, they provide immediate on-field medical care and assistance, connect student-athletes to imaging services and surgery when needed, and work on preventative care with athletes before and after games.

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Spanning 4 area high schools
Regional High School Athletic Training Program

In the program's first five years, four full-time and one part-time athletic trainers have provided over $1,000,000 in treatments and care to over 750 local student-athletes at no added cost to parents. 

This program is funded in part through philanthropy supported through the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation. 

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Expanding Access
Express Care

Inland Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Clinic providers have the extensive knowledge and experience to evaluate, diagnose and treat a number of conditions and injuries. Inland Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Clinic offers a walk-in Express Care Clinic for orthopedic injuries for patients over 5 years old- no appointment needed. Your insurance card or pre-payment of services is required for all walk-in services.

Surgical Excellence. Simplified.
Total Joint Replacements

Maile Keller, PTA is our Orthopedic Care Coordinator, here to help guide you through the process of your total joint surgery – from start to finish. As soon as your appointment is scheduled, Maile is available to answer any questions you have, remind you of important tips to remember before surgery, help coordinate your post-surgery care options, and so much more. Send Maile an email, or reach her by phone at (509) 336-7598.

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University of Idaho
Vandal Team Physician

Take a look at what a typical fall Saturday looks like for Dr. Kyle Hazelwood, the team physician for the University of Idaho's athletic program. Beyond his role as a full-time orthopedic surgeon at Inland Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Clinic, Hazelwood serves in a crucial role for the university's athletes, ensuring their well-being and peak performance. 

Total Knee VELYS

Inside the OR

Have you ever wondered what happens during a VELYS robotic-assisted knee replacement? The below video is real footage from a knee replacement surgery Dr. Ed Tingstad did with the surgical system.

VELYS provides continuous real-time feedback to the surgeon throughout the procedure using AI technology to guide and correct, resulting in an efficient surgical experience and a long-lasting implant. Dr. Ed Tingstad and Dr. Mat Taylor use the VELYS system for knee replacement patients. 

Watch the Surgery

Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation

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It is an honor for me to serve in my role as Executive Director of the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation. Your advocacy of Pullman Regional Hospital is positively improving the lives of our patients and enabling us to truly transform quality healthcare in our region now and for years to come. Thank you for your decision to support our mission and entrusting us with your donation. Your investment in our physicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals is valued and very much appreciated.

-Linda Infranco, CFRE, Executive Director of the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation

  • In 2023, the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation raised $4,495,700! Over $1,500,000 was transferred to Pullman Regional Hospital from the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation.

    The cost to raise a dollar (CTRD) was $0.15, with a $6.64 return on investment (ROI). There was a total of 640 donors in 2023, 144 of which were new. Donor retention was 60.1%, and first-year retention was 33.1%. 

    Donors in 2023 hailed from 11 states: Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Texas, North Carolina, Kansas, New York, and Massachusetts.
All Donors

2023 Donors


2023 CEO Circle Members

The Pullman Regional Hospital CEO Circle highlights community leaders and philanthropists who go above and beyond to help our hospital exceed excellence. By donating ($5,000+) to the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation, their transformational gifts provide a lasting impact on the healthcare delivered at Pullman Regional Hospital.

Scott and Sharon Adams
Norm Apperson 
Avista Corporation 
Avista Foundation 
Dr. Stephen and Verna Bergmann 
Mike and Bernadette Berney
Marcia Buehler
Dr. Richard Caggiano and Dr. Karen Karpman
Ken and Dorothy Casavant
Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet
D. Girard Clark, Jr.
CollinsWoerman Architecture 
Mark  and Lola Dissmore 
David Christy Insurance Agency, Inc.
Design West Architects
The Norm and Jessie Druffel Family
Dr. Jim and Kris Duffy 
Empire Health Foundation
Robert and Eileen Eng
Greg and Jeannie Eylar
Jeff and Angie Feuerstein
Matt W. Forge
Felicia Gaskins
Dr. Kenneth Gibson 
Walt and Orbie Gray
Dr. Stephen and Sharon Hall
Merle Harlow 
The Hearst Foundation, Inc.
Innovia Foundation
Barbara Johnson
Les Schwab Tire Center
Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation 
Jim and Jean Logan
The Markin Family Trust
METER Foundation
Ty and Kay Meyer
Dr. Peter Mikkelsen and Anna Lim 
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust 
Peg Motley
Tom and Faye Neill 
Neill's Flowers and Gifts
Tom and Linda Nihoul 
David and Lynn Pollock
Tony and Emily Poston
Pullman Anesthesia Associates 
Pullman Regional Hospital Auxiliary 
Mike Rask and Jackie Thomas-Rask
Michael and Carol Rydbom 
Ed and Beatriz Schweitzer 
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. 
Kirk and Noel Schulz
Gordon Sedlacek
Skanska USA Building
Gary Smith
Mike and Christine Sodorff
Sunderland Foundation
Dr. Ed and Laura Tingstad
Chip and Amy Tull
The Vaiana Estate 
VMRD, Inc.
Washington Trust Bank
Mike and Kori Whitcomb
Dave Williams
Ray and Pat Wright
Wysup Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram & Imports 

2023 Highest Needs

In 2023, the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation had the following fundraising priorities: a 5th operating suite and remodel of the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU).

  • Turning visitors into leads.
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Giving Tuesday 2023

Local business owners and community members Jeff and Angie Feuerstein chose to help Pullman Regional Hospital this year's Giving Tuesday with a $20,000 matching gift challenge! On November 29, 2023, we raised $80,067!

Your generosity makes a world of difference at Pullman Regional Hospital and supports Pullman Regional Hospital’s Patient Care Expansion. This project’s goal is simple: Less wait. Less travel. More access to great healthcare. Watch

New Foundation Board Members

Meet the Board
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Pete Chitenden
Wayne Druffel
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Natalie Fisher

Education Scholarships

2023 Bill Gaskins Pharmacy Scholars

The Bill Gaskins Pharmacy Scholarship, established in 2013, honors Bill Gaskins, Washington State University alumnus, instructor, mentor, WSU Athletic Hall of Fame inductee and retired Director of Pullman Regional Hospital Pharmacy. Upon his retirement from Pullman Regional Hospital after 43 years of service, the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation established the Bill Gaskins Pharmacy Scholarship Fund to honor Bill and assist Pharmacy student interns and residents training in rural pharmacy.

2023 scholarship recipients: 

  • Bradley Brown
  • Catalina Yepez


2023 Staff Education Award Recipients 

The Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation’s Governance Committee reviews applications and awards funds twice a year for Pullman Regional Hospital employees with Staff Education Awards and RN to BSN Education Awards. 

2023 scholarship recipients: 

  • Kelsey Weiss
  • Jessie Armstrong
  • Esther Sanders
  • Edie Lafferty

RN to BSN scholarship recipients:

  • Shae Bane
  • Abigail Anderson


CardioPulmonary Auxiliary
Pullman Regional Hospital Auxiliary
2023 Grant Awards

In 2023, 10 grants were awarded totaling $38,000! Your support of Diane’s Gift Garden, Have-a-Heart, the Christmas Tree Raffle and becoming a member of the auxiliary made these grants possible. 

2023 grant recipients:

  • Medical Surgical Unit & ICU – Butterfly iQ Ultrasound System with case and iPad for faster and less painful IV access. 
  • BirthPlace – Halo Sleep Sack for every newborn.
  • BirthPlace – Massage chair for patients and family members.
  • Volunteer Services – Rice bag materials for hand-sewn rice bags given to each new mom and inpatients.
  • Nutrition – Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) training for staff to support pediatric patients with feeding challenges.
  • Palouse Pediatrics – Waiting room toys and books to occupy and engage children while waiting for their doctor’s appointment.
  • Summit Therapy – Sensory items for pediatric therapy sessions.
  • Summit Therapy – iPad mount for interpretative technology.
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehab – Replacement of outdated rehabilitation equipment for patients in the 36-week cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs.
  • Palliative Care – Palliative Care Training and supplies for families and patients in the palliative care program.

Annual Giving Events

Investing in a home means investing in your health
Homes for Health

Each spring, investing in a home means investing in your health. Local participating realtors teamed together in support of Pullman Regional Hospital's highest needs. In 2023, the Homes for Health program raised $4,500 thanks to the generosity of local realtors at Coldwell Banker Tomlinson, Krista Gross, and Mick Nazerali.

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Shop Local Each August
Auto Dealers For Health

Local auto dealerships teamed together for a ninth year in support of our community! $100 from all new and used cars sold throughout the month of August benefitted Pullman Regional Hospital’s highest needs. In 2023, the Auto Dealers for Health program raised $8,800 thanks to our friends at Wysup Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet.

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Fun on the Greens
Annual Golf Classic

The Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation 16th Annual Golf Classic & Luncheon, presented by Swire Coca-Cola, was held at Palouse Ridge Golf Club the first weekend in July. Over $70,589 was raised for the Pullman Regional Hospital highest needs while golfers enjoyed a beautiful day out on the links!

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Our elegant affair to help support the hospital's highest needs
16th Annual Gala

On Saturday, February 4, 2023, 268 hospital supporters attended the 16th Annual Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Gala, sponsored by Avista. Thanks to the generosity of Gala guests, sponsors and community donations, $191,300 was raised at this elegant event to help fund the addition of a 5th operating suite and remodel of the post-anesthesia care unit. 

At Red Barn Farms
5th Quarter Rally

The 2023 5th Quarter Rally presented by Les Schwab of Pullman at Red Barn Farms raised over $87,700 for the Regional High School Athletic Training Program! Our generous donors, physician champions and our Certified Athletic Trainers will continue to provide immediate evaluation and care to student-athletes in the Colton, Garfield-Palouse, Potlatch and Pullman school districts. Thank you to all who attended, donated & support!

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Generosity at Work
Employee Giving Campaign

In 2023, the Pullman Regional Hospital Employee Giving Campaign saw a 45% increase in participation from the previous year! Our generous employees gave over $35,897 to support the hospital's highest needs through one-time donations and payroll deductions!

Planned Giving

In 2023, a transformational planned gift was documented with the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation to sustain and enrich the Family Medicine Residency program. In partnership with Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, the Family Medicine Residency program at Pullman Regional Hospital was created to address the critical need for family medicine physicians in rural areas including eastern Washington.

Read the Nihoul's Story

Using your required minimum distribution from an IRA to support Pullman Regional Hospital can make a difference in your community and on your taxes. Consult with your financial professional to learn more!

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Legacy Society

The Pullman Regional Hospital Legacy Society honors individuals who make long-term charitable commitments to Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation through planned giving. Your contribution creates a legacy that will enrich our community for years to come.

Scott and Sharon Adams

Stacey Aggabao

Spencer and Rae Alisch


Drs. Richard Caggiano and Karen Karpman

Suzan Carter

Ken and Dorothy Casavant

Carol Chipman

Dave and Denise Christy

Charles and Carrie Coen

Kim S. Cook

Jeff and Jill Elbracht

Michael and Susan Gormsen

Dr. Kenneth Gibson

Carol Gordon

Merle Harlow

Ed and Toni Harrich

CS "Jack" and BettyJo Hilliard

Fredrick and Beverly Lange

Shawn and Laure' Larsen

Dr. Peter Mikkelsen and Anna Lim

James and Marji Neill

Linda Nihoul

Bruce and Barbara Palmer

Sid and Penne Pierson

Joe and Tami Pitzer

Jan Pyle

Michael and Carol Rydbom

Barney and Marcia Saneholtz

Josh and Jamie Smart

Mike and Christine Sodorff

Jesse and Alison Weigley

Patrick and Karen Wuestney

Looking Towards the Future: Patient Care Expansion

In 2022, our community approved a $27.5 million bond to expand patient care in partnership with Pullman Regional Hospital:

  • $45-50 million, 5+ year phased project
  • Includes remodel and expansion of the hospital and new medical office building on campus
  • Funded through $27.5M bond, hospital operations and financing and philanthropy


Explore the Project Plan


Expansion Update FRU