PULLMAN, WA—Tom and Linda Nihoul, wealth management professionals, WSU alums and healthcare advocates, recently made a $250,000 gift to Pullman Regional Hospital in support of the future home of the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program.
“The Nihoul’s generosity and support of Pullman-based physician training will help the hospital realize our vision for better access to exceptional primary care,” said Scott Adams, Pullman Regional Hospital CEO. “This gift will have a meaningful impact for generations of families cared for by the physicians who train here.”
“Tom and Linda have shared their time and treasure to help the community of Pullman and our hospital for years,” said Rueben Mayes, Pullman Regional Hospital Chief Development & External Relations Officer. “We are so grateful for their leadership gift and desire to be part of such an important development in eastern WA.”
“When we were learning about the joint efforts of WSU and Pullman Regional Hospital to establish a residency program in Pullman, it really resonated with us,” said Tom. “We’re originally from small towns and know first-hand, quality primary care is key for a thriving community.”
“We need to give medical students the opportunity to practice family medicine in eastern WA,” said Linda. “And we need the residency program in Pullman to do that.”
“We like to be able to give and build on the success of a program we believe in,” said Tom and Linda Nihoul. “Giving to the vision of enhancing access to rural medicine is also how we honor WSU President, Elson S. Floyd.”
In May, the Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine earned accreditation to start its first family medicine residency program in Pullman.
With construction slated for fall 2021, 5,000 square feet of renovated space in Pullman Regional Hospital will house clinical and educational space exclusively for family medicine physician residents to see and treat patients during their 3-year training.
Learn more: www.pullmanregional.org/residency
Alison Weigley, Director of External Relations
Pullman Regional Hospital & Foundation
Office: (509) 332-2041 / Cell: (509) 330-0242
Washington State University
Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine