Pullman Regional Hospital Receives $450,000 M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Grant Award for Residency Program Space

     

    Pullman, WA— Pullman Regional Hospital was recently awarded a $450,000 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust for clinical and education space for the proposed WSU Family Medicine Residency Program—a post medical school physician training partnership with the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.

     

    “We’re so grateful for our longstanding relationship with M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust,” said Scott Adams, CEO of Pullman Regional Hospital. “This affirms a shared vision to recruit, train and retain new physicians, in eastern Washington.”

     

    Approximately 5,000 square feet of space currently housing hospital administration, medical records and fiscal services will be remodeled to create 14 exam rooms, a waiting area, library, study area and faculty offices for the new Family Medicine Residency Program. During their three years of residency, physician residents will treat patients in this clinical space under the direction of Dr. Stephen Hall, Developing Program Director.

     

    The remodel is planned for Fall of 2021, with the goal of welcoming the first physician residents to begin June of 2022. The cost for the renovation is estimated to be $1.55 million, and will be funded through philanthropy.

     

    “Through grant awards and the generosity of our hospital supporters, we’ve nearly met our fundraising goal,” said Rueben Mayes, Chief Development & External Relations Officer for Pullman Regional Hospital. “Our Campaign Cabinet has been engaging donors locally and nationally to raise awareness and help make this bold vision a reality.”

     

    The Next Era of Excellence Campaign Cabinet, led by Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson and 4th generation farmer, Wayne Druffel is a volunteer committee tasked with raising funds for the future home of the Family Medicine Residency Program.

     

    About the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust

    The Murdock Trust was established by the last will and testament of the late Melvin Jack Murdock, co-founder of Tektronix, lifelong resident of the Northwest and dedicated philanthropist. Since it was founded in 1975, the Murdock Trust has provided more than $1 billion in grants and support to more than 3,000 non-profits in the Pacific Northwest.

     

    Contact: Alison Weigley, Director of External Relations

    Pullman Regional Hospital & Foundation

    Office: (509) 332-2041 / Cell: (509) 330-0242

    alison.weigley@pullmanregional.org

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