A project that will see the building of a regional cancer treatment center in Grand Junction has taken a step in the right direction with the support of a significant private donation.
Community Hospital officials have long wanted to build a facility whose services would focus entirely on cancer treatment and care.
Now that effort has received a $1 million donation from James Pulsipher, regional manager of the Grand Junction-based Fidelity Mortgage, which has offices throughout the West.
That donation more specifically went to the Community Hospital Foundation, which is spearheading the cancer treatment facility construction project.
That donation is seen as an impressive launching point for a capital campaign designed to raise as much as $5 million for the both building of the new facility as well as purchase of the expensive medical equipment that will go inside it.
As planned, the new $60 million facility will go up on the Community Hospital’s main campus on the west side of Grand Junction at 2351 G Road.
That campus in 2016 saw the completion of a new four-story 140,000 square foot main hospital facility.
Work is now expected to launch this fall on what will be called the James Pulsipher Regional Cancer Center, with a rough completion date of sometime in 2023.
A long-standing presence in western Colorado, the Community Hospital was originally established in the summer of 1946 with space for a dozen beds.
By Garry Boulard
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