Recently, Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital accepted a donation from the Trinchera Blanca Foundation. The foundation, an affiliate of Louis Bacon’s Moore Charitable Foundation, supports organizations committed to protecting land, wildlife and wildlife habitat. The foundation also supports community programs dedicated to improving quality of life.
On hand to present the donation were Bill Alldredge, Bacon’s Wyoming property manager and staff wildlife ecologist, with Hospital CEO Margie Molitor and Board Chairman Bill Williams accepting. Molitor explained the hospital is currently in the process of some surgery upgrades and knows the money will go to that. She further added it would be used to buy some new instruments for visiting specialists, primarily orthopedic surgeons.
During 2016 the Trinchera Blanca Foundation contributed more than $32,000 to entities in Wyoming and especially Hot Springs County. Recipients include the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (Thermopolis) and Wyoming Wildlife Federation. Hot Springs County recipients include: Friends of the Library, Memorial Hospital, Fair Board — Junior Livestock Auction, Search and Rescue and the Museum and Cultural Center.
First Published in The Thermopolis Independent Record by Mark Dykes.