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Bozeman Health Foundation Announces Physician Giving Reaches $1 Million Milestone

12-03-2018

Bozeman Health Foundation is thrilled to announce that the Caring Forward Campaign has received record-breaking support from the local physician community. Recent gifts from Dr.’s Anne & Chris Rich brought total physician contributions to $1,003,371.

Bozeman Health Psychiatrist, Dr. Anne Rich shared, “Many people in our community and in Montana face issues with mental health. The lack of providers and resources to help people who suffer from mental health disorders is reaching a crisis level in our community. If Bozeman Health is going to further its mission to provide exceptional health care to our community, we must also provide mental health care. Unfortunately, there continues to be a stigma around mental health that affects people’s willingness to seek out care, but also to donate money and resources to this cause. I am happy that my husband and I are putting 100% of our donation to the Caring Forward Campaign to strengthen the mental health services at Bozeman Health.”

Bozeman Health Foundation has always been strongly supported by physicians and the diverse priorities within the Caring Forward Campaign have allowed our physician community to designate their resources to the area(s) that mean the most to them individually. The majority of gifts received from physicians have been in support of Critical and Intensive Care, though the other priorities including Community Outreach and Access, Innovation and Excellence in Cancer and Cardiac Care and Big Sky Medical Center have benefited from the generosity of this community.

“The level of commitment that our physicians have shown with their generosity is a powerful message to the community showing that we are dedicated to providing quality healthcare in Bozeman and Southwest Montana. We hope it inspires more people to get involved,” shared Dr. Andrew Sullivan, Critical Care physician and chair of the Caring Forward medical staff steering committee.

Caring Forward was publically announced in April of this year and has already raised $13.9 million of the $15 million goal. The Caring Forward Campaign continues through the end of 2019.