MCHD Hospital Building Project and Capital Campaign

MCHD Hospital Building Project and Capital Campaign
January 19, 2015 No Comments Uncategorized Com. Mgr.


Centennial Spirit Capital Campaign
MCHD Proposed Building Project Video


The MCHD and Southwest Health System Boards are excited to announce the construction of a new inpatient wing, EMS station, upgraded Emergency Department facilities, and a medical office building facility. This new facility will provide the following benefits to the community:

  • 10 Reasons for Proposed Project
  • Bring patients and healthcare providers together in one location to better serve patient needs
  • Provide a new and efficient facility to the community in order to promote, improve and restore health
  • Stronger ability to provide continuum of care in the community
  • New, upgraded facilities to replace aging buildings
  • Cost savings of over $300,000 per year from leased facilities
  • Medical services stay in Montezuma County
  • EMS Station prolongs life of ambulances and medical supplies
  • Creates efficiencies throughout health system

Capital Campaign Southwest Health System

2014 Economic Impact and Services Provided by SHS in our community:

  • SHS employs close to 400 individuals in our community, including 22 Physicians and 34 other highly trained medical staff members.
  • Employee payroll and benefits were over $27.3 million.
  • 214,131 patient services were provided through our facilities and 1,677 ambulance transports

You can help with this project in many ways:

  • Make a tax deductible donation (25% Colorado income tax credit available if over $250.00)
  • Support the project with an in-kind donation of materials or supplies  (12.5% Colorado tax credit)
  • Challenge others in the community to match your donation
  • Challenge your employer/employee to match your contribution
  • Support and vote in favor of a limited sales tax or revenue bond initiative

Participate in the FREE City Market Community Donation Program:

An easy, free way to help! The registration process takes about 5-10 minutes and does not interfere with the gas points you currently receive. CM will give up to $400,000 annually based on the number of sign-ups. 

  • Login to:
  • Sign In or Register – right hand side of screen
  • Click the “Community” link/Community Rewards
  • Click on “Enroll Now”
  • Next screen shows: “Find your Organization”
  • Type in “Southwest Health” and hit the return
  • Select Southwest Health and return


Take advantage of the Colorado Enterprise Zone Tax Credits

  • A Colorado taxpayer who makes a cash contribution to the Southwest Memorial Hospital Foundation in support of the Centennial Spirit campaign project may claim a Colorado income tax credit equal to 25% of the value of the contribution, up to $400,000 per individual or business entity.
  • In-kind and stock donations are given as 12.5% credit, up to $400,000 in-kind value.
  • The minimum donation amount to receive the tax credit is $250.00.   Unused credits may be carried forward for a period of five years.
  • Individual and business contribution examples (PLEASE consult your CPA prior to donating as each situation is unique).

Enterprise Zone Tax Credits

Campaign Payroll Deduction Form For Southwest Health System Employees

For residents who purchase agricultural supplies, certain exemptions to the limited sales tax initiative may apply:

AFFIDAVIT INFORMATION: Buyers must sign and complete the entire Affidavit for Colorado Sales Tax Exemption for Farm Equipment (DR 0511), testifying to their qualification for exemption. Vendors must retain the affidavit for three years from the date they file that month’s sales tax return.

Contact us: or (970) 564-2040

Capital Campaign construction for Southwest Health System will use ecologically-friendly practices.Green Guidelines & Green Measures

Green Guide for Healthcare

The project will include the following green measures:

  1. Storm Water Management with more pervious landscape around the new patient wing and with larger islands in the parking lot
  2. Xeriscape and drought tolerant plantings throughout to reduce water use
  3. Locally sourced rock and mulch wherever possible
  4. Low flow plumbing fixtures to reduce water use
  5. LED light fixtures to reduce energy use
  6. Recycling / Waste Management to reduce amount to landfill
  7. Low-e coated tinted glazing throughout to reduce energy use and improve thermal comfort
  8. Light filtering and black out shades in patient rooms for control of thermal comfort
  9. No VOCs in paints to eliminate airborne toxicity
  10. Green Guide for Healthcare used for finish materials to improve indoor air quality
  11. Recycled content in finish materials to reduce raw material usage
  12. Solar sunshades along the south entry to mitigate overheating and reduce energy use
  13. Thick stone walls and patient wing building shape angled to the south to reduce solar heat gain

In addition, we are utilizing evidence based design and LEAN on this project.