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Gritman Medical Center receives generous COVID-19 emergency support gifts

With tremendous gratitude, Gritman Medical Center received generous COVID-19 emergency support gifts of $100,000 each from Beatriz and Ed Schweitzer and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.

During this time of uncertainty, the Gritman team is working to keep people healthy, prevent the spread of infection and continue to care for those who are sick and need access to compassionate health care.

“The generosity of the Schweitzers and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories’ $200,000 gift has been truly overwhelming,” said Kara Besst, Gritman CEO.  “Time and time again, we have witnessed their mission and values to serve the communities of our region. However, these gifts during this unprecedented period of need proves they are true and caring community partners.”

“These tremendous gifts relieve burden and allow our doctors, nurses and care teams to answer the call of our mission to care for our communities.  We could not be more grateful,” continues Besst. “At Gritman, we stand ready and it continues to be our pleasure to serve, especially now, when our communities need it most.”

“Beatriz and I are delighted to make a gift of $100,000 to Gritman, to help cover expenses related to COVID-19, in the hope that they will be even better prepared for whatever happens,” said Edmund O. Schweitzer III, Ph.D., founder of SEL. “We express thanks to our healthcare workers who are on the front lines providing excellent care as the impact of coronavirus continues.”

Just as important as the donations and resources are, it is also critical that the public continues to follow the stay-at-home orders in Idaho and Washington and practice social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19 – stay home, stay safe.