$50,000 to support Phase I of renovation and construction to Mt. Carmel Health, Wellness and Community Center
For many, visiting a doctor for a routine check-up or concerns about a persistent cold might be considered an easy task, but for residents of Trinidad, Colorado, and the surrounding Las Animas County area, routine doctors’ visits are not that simple. There are no primary health care facilities in the area, and 57 percent of residents seek non-emergency medical services outside of Las Animas County.
In hopes of addressing these needs and providing the necessary services, the Southeast Regional Council looked to the Mt. Carmel Health, Wellness and Community Center, which will serve as the future location of community health resources in Las Animas County. The 16,000-square-foot facility will include a fully functional health clinic and additional services that will provide cultural, recreational, and enrichment activities. When complete, it will offer comprehensive primary care services with medical and mental health care providers on-site.
By providing a $50,000 capital grant to Mt. Carmel, the Southeast Regional Council was able to support Phase I of renovation and construction of the building with a physical presence in Trinidad that dates back to 1907.
Regional Council Members
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, El Pomar Foundation
Colorado State Senator, District #3
Former County Commissioner, Crowley County
Chief District Judge, 10th Judicial District