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Thursday, June 01, 2006

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The Kresge Foundation offered the Cascade Healthcare Community, the nonprofit parent of St. Charles Medical Center, a $600,000 challenge grant if the medical center raises $10 million by Dec. 31. The three-year campaign, part of a $128 million investment in facilities, technology and equipment, has raised nearly $8 million so far. Imminent completion of an emergency room expansion in Bend and expansion of the Redmond hospital this October will help address the area’s booming population. In two years, the Bend facilities will also include a 30-bed rehabilitation unit to serve stroke, brain injury and major trauma patients.

 

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