Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital received its largest donation when KMR Group Foundation announced it was giving the hospital’s charitable foundation $250,000 to build a new pediatric services center.
“This wonderful donation from KMR Group Foundation will have far-reaching benefits for the health and development of children in our community,” said Shirley Gross, associate director of development at Legacy. “Hundreds of families will soon have access to specialty pediatric outpatient services that previously were only provided in Portland. Salmon Creek Hospital Foundation and Medical Center is extremely grateful for this investment in the health of our children.”
Kate Jones and Marty Rifkin, KMR Co-Founders and longtime supporters of CAAT, made the donation to ensure that the specialty team and other providers can serve an even greater number of children with physical, developmental and emotional needs.
The Child Abuse Assessment Team was formed in 2009 and since then has received more than 1,000 referrals. Doctors with the specialty team have performed 368 clinic evaluations that led to 98 guilty verdicts or plea deals. Many more cases have been filed and are awaiting trial. CAAT serves children in Clark, Skamania, Wahkiakum, Cowlitz and Klickitat counties.
KMR made the announcement of its donation on September 11, 2015 during the annual CAAT luncheon.