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Mountain Family Nears $1 Million for Basalt Integrated Health Center Campaign

May 16, 2018 by Mountain Family

By Garry Schalla, Development Director

Mountain Family Health Centers is pleased to announce the support of the Alpenglow Foundation and the Betty Jane Schuss Fund at the Aspen Community Foundation. These community leaders join the Caring for Colorado Foundation, The Colorado Health Foundation, Aspen Valley Hospital, Pitkin County and multiple individual donors working together to support the Building Health for All: The Basalt Integrated Health Center Campaign.

Mountain Family’s $2.5 million “Building Health for All” capital campaign will fund a new, state-of-the-art health center for the provision of fully-integrated medical, behavioral and dental health care, located at 123 Emma Road in Basalt. The Basalt Integrated Health Center is set to open in December 2018.

With the new health center, Mountain Family will ensure all residents and workers in the Roaring Fork Valley have access to affordable, integrated health care. This is particularly true for the more than 27% of residents (13,761 individuals) in the Valley who have low household incomes, many of whom also do not have health insurance and/or are unable to find a provider who accepts Medicaid or offers a sliding fee scale discount program.

“We so appreciate the vision of the Alpenglow Foundation and the Betty Jane Schuss Fund at Aspen Community Foundation, as well as our other early supporters to our expanded Basalt Integrated Health Center,” said Garry Schalla, Mountain Family’s Development Director. “We look forward to providing high-quality integrated medical, dental and behavioral health care to more than 3,700 persons every year, at one convenient location.”

Ross Brooks, Mountain Family’s Chief Executive Officer, says, “We are thrilled with the support of our friends and neighbors for this important campaign. Our vision is ensuring access to health care for the most vulnerable among us. We envision a future in which all persons have access to the affordable, high quality, integrated primary medical, behavioral and dental health care they need for optimal health.”

Looking Forward

Mountain Family Health Centers has a long history of ensuring access to health care for the most vulnerable among us. We envision a future in which all persons have access to the affordable, high quality, integrated primary medical, behavioral and dental health care they need for optimal health. To accomplish this, Mountain Family must expand its Basalt Health Center to meet the high need for these services in the community. The Building Health for All campaign will provide the funding to make this vision a reality, and we invite you to partner with us in this exciting and valuable endeavor.

Click here to learn more about Mountain Family Health Centers and the Building Health for All: The Basalt Integrated Health Center Campaign. To become a partner or make a donation, contact Development Director Garry Schalla at 970-318-8018 (cell) or gschalla@mountainfamily.org .


OUR MISSION

To provide high quality, integrated primary medical, behavioral, and dental health care in the communities we serve, with special consideration for the medically underserved, regardless of ability to pay.


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