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Fundraising Priorities

In Fiscal Year 2022 (10/1/21 – 9/30/22), the Rutland Health Foundation is working to raise $850,000 in support of Rutland Regional Medical Center. The upgrade of the hospital’s Palliative Care Comfort Suites has been identified as a priority philanthropic project. Rutland Regional is grateful for support from individuals, businesses and organizations who are interested and able to help.

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A Journey of Comfort and Support Campaign

At Rutland Regional Medical Center, we care for patients throughout their lifetime, from birth to end of life. Rutland Regional offers palliative care services that address the individual needs of patients to enhance their quality of life during any stage of treatment for a serious medical condition, or terminal illness.

Our specialists work with the patient to develop a customized palliative care plan that supports treatment goals, as well as personal wishes and values. Palliative care services typically include:

  • Pain relief
  • Advanced symptom management
  • Patient & family counseling
  • Assistance with advance care planning
  • Support for end-of-life care
  • Education about disease & treatment options

Our palliative care specialists help to prevent or relieve the symptoms patients may experience as a result of a medical condition and the side effects of treatment while caring for their physical and emotional needs.

Help Us Make a Difference

The Comfort Suites located on the fifth floor at Rutland Regional offer a homelike setting for patients who require hospital level palliative care and end-of-life care. The suites provide the best of both worlds for patients and their families – the comforts of home, with safe, individualized care in the hospital setting.

Our team of caring and compassionate palliative care specialists are committed to providing the very best care for patients and their families.

As part of our commitment, Rutland Regional Medical Center will upgrade its three Comfort Suites. Our goal is to raise $275,000 to support improvements to the rooms for a refreshed and more comfortable setting where patients and their family members can be together.


“The suites are available for chronically or terminally ill patients who need essential support persons as part of their treatment plan. For patients in their final days, the suites enable family members to focus on the patient as a wife, husband, child or grandchild, maximizing their time together.

– Rhonda Roberts, BSN, MSA, RNC, Director, Medical Oncology Unit

This is our current fundraising priority, however we continue to raise funds in support of various hospital programs and services, including the Foley Cancer Center.

Supporting a Healthy and Caring Community

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