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$350,000 top-up grant from MJ Murdock Charitable Trust supports new Madras Health Center


The establishment is due to open this spring; final stage fundraiser

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Mosaic Medical, a nonprofit community health center providing quality care for everyone in Bend, Redmond, Prineville and Madras, recently received a “full” grant of $350,000 from DOJ Murdock Charitable Trust of Vancouver, Washington.

These funds will be used to support the development of the new Madras Health Center, a partnership with Jefferson County Public Health slated to open this spring. Receipt of funds is dependent on Mosaic reaching the $5.4 million funding goal for the project. A total of $4.8 million has been raised to date and the organization is currently seeking additional grants and private donations to fill the final funding gap.

“Access to top-quality health care is an essential part of ensuring that every individual and family in the Pacific Northwest has the ability to thrive. This is an especially pressing need in rural communities that do not have the same proximity to medical institutions as urban communities do,” said Kim Newman, program director for the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust. “We are grateful to organizations like Mosaic Medical who leverage creative collaboration and thoughtful long-term planning to build capacity in our region and we are excited to play a small part in bringing this valuable news to life. resource.

The new health center will be located adjacent to St. Charles Madras at 500 NE A Street, on land donated by the hospital. The building will house Mosaic’s Madras Health Center, Mosaic Pharmacy (open to the community), and Jefferson County Public Health.

Mosaic has been serving the Madras community since 2006, providing medical services to all residents of Jefferson County, regardless of language they speak, health insurance status or ability to pay. Over the years, the need for healthcare services has grown, and so has Mosaic’s ability to provide them. The new facility will double the number of medical examination rooms, provide much-needed space for dental and behavioral health services, and add a low-cost pharmacy accessible to all.

“Sharing space with Jefferson County Public Health will mean we will have better collaboration and community support services between our two agencies,” said Elaine Knobbs-Seasholtz, Mosaic’s director of strategy and development. “Being next to the hospital is an even greater benefit for patients, who can be easily referred to Mosaic’s primary care, dental or behavioral health services, keeping the emergency room clear for the most urgent needs. reviews.”

To learn more about involvement with this life-changing health center, please contact Emily Boynton, Senior Development Officer at donate@mosaicmedical.org or call (541) 323-3860.

About MJ Murdock Charitable Trust:

MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, established by the will of the late Melvin J. (Jack) Murdock, provides grants to organizations in five Pacific Northwest states – Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington – that seek to strengthen the education and the cultural base in a creative and sustainable way. For more information visit murdocktrust.org

About Mosaic Medical:

Mosaic Medical is a nonprofit community health center that serves central Oregonians from all walks of life. Through a network of more than a dozen clinics, we offer integrated health services that meet the medical, dental, behavioral, nutritional and medication needs of each patient. Our care is never influenced by our patients’ income, the language they speak, or the status of their insurance coverage. Mosaic Medical offers quality care for everyone. For more information, visit mosaicmedical.org.