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Telluride Regional Medical Center Foundation

Since its inception in 2008 the Telluride Regional Medical Center Foundation has raised over 6 million dollars in gifts and grants.

When you support the Telluride Regional Medical Center, you’re ensuring life-saving emergency services, state-of-the-art clinical technology, and forward-looking prevention and wellness services for our entire community. Our Level 5 Trauma Center and Primary Care clinic is truly the community’s safety net, and your support of our services and exceptional staff is invaluable.

There are many ways to show your support for Telluride Regional Medical Center Foundation. Whether you chose to make a gift in gratitude for care received or would like to support our quest for a new facility, your gift has an impact. And we’re grateful.

Gifts of all sizes are put to excellent use supporting priority projects and services at our medical center. If you are interested in making a gift, we’d love to hear from you! Below are some of the ways Telluride Regional Medical Center Foundation receives donations:

Annual Gifts

Community support at all levels is a critical need for Telluride Regional Medical Center Foundation.  Annual gifts are normally made on an unrestricted basis and apply to programs that are in most need for our community.

Donors gifts are accepted annually for three years. 

Friends of the Telluride Regional Medical Center – $2,500 – $5000
Ajax – $5000-$15,000
Ballard – $15,000 – $25,000
Wilson – $20,000 +

Make an annual gift

Matching Gifts

Many employers offer opportunities to match the charitable gifts of their employees and retirees, including spouses. Matching gifts can enhance the value of your gift while helping Telluride Regional Medical Center maintain its high-quality patient care.

Memorial Gifts

Memorial gifts are expressions to remember and honor the memory of a friend or loved one. The individual or family named by the donor receives a special acknowledgement that a gift has been made in their name. The amount of your gift will not be disclosed to the family or honoree.

Named Gifts

Named gifts can honor and recognize loved ones and perpetuate the name of an individual, a family, a business or an organization. There are numerous naming opportunities available throughout Telluride Regional Medical Center including buildings, Electronic Medical Records for the Emergency Department, Handicap Ramp and the New Wellness Annex.

Honor Your Caregiver

Gifts can be made in honor of physicians, nurses and other caregivers who provided special care to you or your loved ones at the Telluride Regional Medical Center.


Gifts of appreciated securities may offer you substantial tax advantages and help you to make a larger gift at less cost.

Online Donations

Make a gift online

Telluride Regional Medical Center Foundation donations have helped fund an Emergency Department renovation, the Carol M. White Physical Education grant, the Think Head First concussion program, and many capital purchases, including the following:

  • Portable Clinical Analyzer
  • Cardiac Monitors
  • BiliChek, a non-invasive bilirubin analyzer
  • OB Bed
  • Mobile Vitals Monitor (two)
  • Chemical Analyzer
  • Baby Isolette
  • Holter Monitors (two)
  • Digital X-ray Processor
  • Fluoroscopy Machine (Mobile C-Arm)
  • Digital EKG
  • Rapid Infusion Warming Unit
  • Ultra sound machine
  • Lead Testing Equipment for Pediatric & Adult Patients
  • Health Challenge Fitbits
  • HandTevy & Training for ED Staff
  • Mobile App for Handtevy
  • Vein Light
  • $10k grant for Behavorial Health
  • Triage Meter Pro
  • Dermlite &  Dermlite Connection Kit
  • Camera System Zoomscope for Colposcopy tests
  • Hemocue – a hemoglobin testing station for Pediatric & Adult patients
  • Assist Table
  • Film Array System for infectious disease diagnostics

Between 2010—late 2013 the Telluride Medical Center Foundation played an instrumental role in assisting the Tri-County Health Network acquire operating grants, as their fiscal intermediary. We’re proud of that collaboration.

Our most recent fundraising efforts were successful in adding the following items to the Telluride Regional Medical Center:

Laboratory equipment:
Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel, PCR
Useful for rapid detection gastrointestinal infections, decreasing prescription of antibiotics and enabling detection of significant illness such as Clostridium Difficile or Giardia.

Alere D –Dimer
Truly life saving equipment, enabling providers to rapidly identify patients at high risk for blood clots or pulmonary emboli.

I-stat upgrade
Expanded capability to analyze blood for Beta HCG levels and lactate levels.

Second EKG machine 
For Primary Care, replacing outdated equipment.

Additional exam table to meet growing demand for our youngest patients.

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