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St. Patrick Hospital announces $250K donation

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Posted at 12:57 PM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 15:01:10-05

MISSOULA — Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula has received a $250,000 donation.

William “Bill” and Dr. Jeanne Wilson said they felt compelled to send a message of gratitude.

“We believe in the excellent care and leadership being provided at Providence St. Patrick Hospital,” said Bill Wilson. “We’re proud to be a part of the hospital’s donor family. We have seen, firsthand, the compassionate and extraordinary care that we are fortunate to have right here in Missoula, Montana,” Bill Wilson continued. “We are delighted to help ensure the Providence excellence is available for many years to come.”

A news release states that the Wilsons were already generous supporters of the campus expansion efforts, and then the CARES Act opened the door for another donation.

“The Wilsons and so many other generous donors have a keen understanding of the impact of philanthropy during these challenging times,” said Fran Albrecht, Chief Philanthropy Officer for the Providence Montana Health Foundation. “We all need hope as we look to the future, and our hospitals will continue to play a critical role in ensuring access to outstanding health care will be available for our loved ones."

The CARES Act – which was passed by Congress in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic -- allows the deduction of gifts of 100% of adjusted gross income.

“We are deeply grateful to the Wilsons for this extraordinary gift,” said Joyce Dombrouski, Chief Executive of Providence Montana. “The timing of their additional support arrives at the end of an unprecedented year. Philanthropy is crucial as we navigate significant growth in our Western Montana communities."

The Wilsons’ donation allows for the continuation of a multi-phase campus plan that’s underway, according to the news release.

“Certainly, we’ve had to adjust and address delivery of care issues caused by the COVID-19 crisis,” indicated Lawrence “Larry” L. White, Chair of the Providence Montana Health Foundation Board of Directors.

“One benefit to our philanthropic efforts, though, has been the enactment of the CARES Act the opportunity to make gifts to their favorite charities and vital health care efforts in Western Montana at all of our clinics and both hospitals -- St. Pat’s and St. Joe’s in Polson. This brings hope as we look to 2021,” White continued.

Click here for more information from St. Patrick Hospital about year-end gifts.