RDH gets $25,000 grant for lab testing expansion

From left, Rangely District Hospital’s Kelly Just (lab manager), Debbie Smith, Chelsi Dunn and Chris Allred.

From left, Rangely District Hospital’s Kelly Just (lab manager), Debbie Smith, Chelsi Dunn and Chris Allred.
From left, Rangely District Hospital’s Kelly Just (lab manager), Debbie Smith, Chelsi Dunn and Chris Allred.
RANGELY I Rangely District Hospital will receive a $25,000 grant from the Caring for Colorado Foundation to expand its laboratory testing services.
The project’s focus is to provide primary care services through laboratory testing to residents of rural northwestern Colorado. By expanding chemistry testing locally, including diabetic testing, therapeutic drug testing, and infection monitoring, Rangely District Hospital’s laboratory hopes to increase the testing done locally and decrease the number of tests that must be sent out for results.
“We quickly realized the importance of providing the most testing locally,” said Kelly Just, laboratory manager. “This grant is important to realizing that goal.”
“We believe that this investment will help us further our mission of improving the health and well-being of many people in Colorado,” said Caring for Colorado President and CEO Chris Wiant. “It is important that we continue to support innovative and effective programs and services that help individuals and communities across the state.”
Established in 1999, the Caring for Colorado Foundation is one of the state’s most-respected health grant makers. CFC has awarded more than $50 million to nonprofit and government agencies. CFC’s focus is on health-care access for the uninsured and underserved statewide. Foundation initiatives include programs in oral health and public health. For more information on the Caring for Colorado Foundation, visit www.caringforcolorado.org.