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RiverStone Health has received two recent contributions to its building fund to build a new primary care clinic.

Bill and Merilyn Ballard, Billings, donated $1 million toward the $11 million capital campaign goal, and the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust of Vancouver, Washington, recently gifted $350,000. 

RiverStone Health Clinic cares for more than 16,000 patients a year, and provides educational opportunities to primary care doctors through the Montana Family Medicine Residency and a dental residency. It also coordinates rotations for medical students and students in other health careers.

The contributions place the RiverStone Health Foundation closer to achieving its $5.5 million philanthropy goal through the project’s $11 million public/ private partnership. The Foundation continues to seek funding from individuals, businesses and other foundations for the remaining $1.75 million needed to complete renovation of the existing Clinic. The project was launched with a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Health Resources and Services Administration, which augmented $5 million the agency – the city /county health department held in savings secured for the project.

RiverStone Health Foundation, as the fundraising partner of RiverStone Health, kicked off the capital campaign in the fall 2015.