SRT donates $500,000 to new hospital

Andrea Johnson/MDN Cassidy Hjelmstad, SRT CEO/General Manager, presents a $500,000 check to Dr. Jeffrey Verhey, Trinity Health Foundation Chairman, for the new Trinity Healthcare Campus and Medical District Capital Campaign.

The board of SRT Communications presented a $500,000 donation on Thursday to Trinity Health for its new Trinity Healthcare Campus and Medical District Capital Campaign.

Kristi Miller, president of the SRT board, said one of the core principles of a cooperative like SRT is concern for its community. Quality health care is important for the communities served by SRT and its members.

The hospital and its campus will also be using SRT’s “top of the line” fiber optic network that will ensure telephone lines and equipment run at top efficiency, said Miller.

John Kutch, Trinity Health President and CEO, said Trinity Health is grateful for the donation .

“This donation will have a profound impact on our ability to transform healthcare delivery and to make more possible for the people of our region,” said Kutch. “Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

Dr. Jeffrey Verhey, who is chairman of the Trinity Health Foundation board, said the Trinity staff are all excited about the project, which will enable them to better serve their patients.

According to information provided by Trinity, the gift from SRT will support a connector space in the new facility which provides a public space for waiting, gathering, or quiet reflection with access to internet connections and charging equipment located in the space between the medical office building and the hospital. SRT will also be supporting various technology features and elements of the new campus.

Trinity Health Foundation recently launched the HealthCARE Campus and Medical District Capital Campaign to raise $15 million to support the $520.5 million project. Thus far the campaign has raised $4.8 million. Donations are being sought from regional and national foundations, corporate donors, private donors, and Trinity Health staff through fundraisers.

The project is slated to be completed next year.


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