COURTESY OF ALISON WEIGLEY, PULLMAN REGIONAL HOSPITAL
An anonymous couple donated $500,000 toward the WSU Family Medicine Residency Program located at Pullman Regional Hospital, which completes the program’s $1.55 million fundraising goal.
The money will be used to build 5,000 square feet of clinical and educational space at the hospital and help with the costs of maintaining the program, according to a PRH news release.
The program is a partnership between WSU’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and PRH, according to the news release. In May, the program earned accreditation status, which allows it to start accepting residents.
Starting in 2022, the program will begin accepting three residents per year with a cap of nine residents, according to the news release.
The inspiration for the donation is the friendships and quality of education one of the donors received while he was at WSU, which at the time was Washington State College, according to the news release. The couple hopes to honor Walt and Orbie Gray of Pullman with the donation.