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.