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Eagle Care clinic earns $25K state grant

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Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – Vail Valley Medical Center’s Eagle Care Clinic is one of 10 non-profit groups in Colorado to receive a $25,000 grant from The Colorado Trust.

“Receiving this grant is an honor,” said Doris Kirchner, President and CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center. “Eagle Care is important to the wellness of people in our community and this grant will help fund care for children at this facility.”

The Eagle Care Clinic provides adult healthcare, obstetrics care and pediatrics for low-income valley residents. The clinic collaborated on the grant application with Vail Valley Smiles, United Way and local Rotary Clubs.

The Colorado Trust opened in 1985 as the state’s first foundation focused only on health, with an endowment of $191 million from the proceeds of the sale of the PSL Healthcare Corporation. Over the years, the trust has granted $327 million to nearly 1,000 recipients.

“We will receive grant funding from The Colorado Trust in October,” said Andrea Rahlf, Vice President of Diversified Services at Vail Valley Medical Center. “Our team is in the process of determining how Eagle County’s low-income children can best benefit from the funds. It’s great to have our work acknowledged by The Colorado Trust.”

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