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    March 1, 2021


    Pullman Regional Hospital Receives $300,000 Sunderland Foundation Grant Award for Residency Program


    Pullman, WA— Pullman Regional Hospital was recently awarded a $300,000 grant from Sunderland Foundation for clinical and education space for the proposed Family Medicine Residency Program—a post medical school physician training partnership with Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.


    “As a first-time recipient of Sunderland Foundation funding, we’re immensely grateful for this new relationship with a highly reputable and prestigious Foundation,” said Scott Adams, CEO of Pullman Regional Hospital. “This affirms our vision to train exceptional physicians here in Pullman.”


    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, they 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 Family Medicine Residency Program is a fundraising priority for the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation’s Next Era of Excellence campaign. A volunteer committee, the Next Era of Excellence Campaign Cabinet, led by Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson and 4th generation farmer, Wayne Druffel have been working to educate prospective donors and secure funding for the space.


    Sunderland Foundation is based in Overland Park, Kansas and has invested in the places and spaces where nonprofits do their work since 1945. By supporting construction and special interest projects that allow nonprofits to fulfill their missions, the Sunderland Foundation fosters a stronger, safer and more vibrant future for the communities they serve. In 2019, $41 million was awarded to hospitals and health-care groups to build and improve their facilities.


    Contact: Alison Weigley, Director of External Relations

    Pullman Regional Hospital & Foundation

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



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