More support for the College of Medicine residency program at Pullman | WSU Insider

A donation of $ 500,000 to the Pullman Regional Hospital from an anonymous couple is the latest in a series of significant contributions made to support the first family medicine residency program at Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in Pullman.

The College of Medicine and the Pullman Regional Hospital are teaming up to launch a new three-year medical residency program in June 2022. The program was accredited in May.

The Pullman Regional Hospital will renovate approximately 5,000 square feet this fall to accommodate medical residents starting in June 2022. The new space will include 14 examination rooms as well as a study area, library and faculty offices. This latest donation complements a fundraising goal of $ 1.55 million for the project.

“We are very grateful that philanthropists from outside the region are joining us in partnering with WSU and the medical school to train physicians,” said Rueben Mayes, head of hospital development and outreach. regional Pullman. “Fundraising for the continued support of the program will continue, but today we celebrate reaching our goal of $ 1.55 million for the future home of the Family Medicine Residency Program here at the Hospital. regional Pullman.

The anonymous couple behind the latest gift credit the quality of education and the strong friendships formed while attending what was then Washington State College as the inspiration for their generosity.

The project has received significant financial support, including $ 250,000 from WSU alumni Tom and Linda Nihoul, a $ 450,000 grant from the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust and a $ 300,000 grant from the Sutherland Foundation.

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