GraceMed has raised the $3.44 million of its $3.94 million campaign goal for Project Wellspring, which we needed to meet the $500,000 challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation. An additional donation from Stormont-Vail Health helped to ensure GraceMed met the challenge and received the grant funding from the foundation.
“GraceMed is such an important partner in our community,” said Randy Peterson, Stormont Vail Health President & CEO. “Being able to provide additional financial support to help them secure the Mabee funds, along with a number of other community organizations and individuals, better ensures access to quality healthcare for anyone in need.”
The 23,000 square foot Capitol Family Clinic, built on the framework of what was once a grocery store, expands GraceMed’s total capacity for service in Topeka to 10,000 patients per year. It replaces our previous location on the grounds of Stormont Vail Hospital. We continue to see patients at our Highland Park Family Clinic. The new clinic at 1400 SW Huntoon serves as Topeka’s hub clinic for operations.
“The support GraceMed has received from the community has been tremendous. Building this clinic in the heart of Topeka and offering high-quality healthcare ensures we will be able to better meet the needs of the community for years to come.”
— Dave Sanford, GraceMed Chief Executive Officer
GraceMed received a $1 million grant from the Health Resources Services Administration, followed by commitments from the Shawnee County Board of County Commissioners, Stormont Vail Health and the St. Francis Foundation/SCL.
In April 2017, the capital campaign officially launched Project Wellspring and the Capitol Federal® Foundation kicked things off with a $500,000 donation, which was followed by substantial gifts from Security Benefit Corporation, the Lewis H. Humphreys Charitable Trust, Sunderland Foundation, AIM 5 Foundation, Kansas Gas Service, as well as numerous individuals.
The clinic opened in mid-August of 2018 while the capital campaign was still pursuing its final goal.
A list of donors is being prepared for release soon. We will also recognize donors on a permanent display, the Hopecare Cross, in the patient waiting area. We will hold an event in appreciation of our Wellspring contributors in the spring.