CRH Foundation donates $2 million for treatment center

The Columbus Regional Health Foundation is making its biggest donation to the hospital yet, providing $2 million dollars for a drug treatment center.

Ellen Brunner director of gift planning for the CRH Foundation and the hospital, explains the decision to make such a large grant.

Brunner says the large grant comes both from money donated specifically for drug abatement efforts, and from unrestricted gifts made by donors. This money is not coming from an endowment.

Cheryl Buffo with community partnerships at CRH explains what the grant will allow the hospital to do.

The outpatient center will be on Midway Street and is expected to open by July, according to hospital officials. It will be an evidence-based outpatient treatment program and CRH is consulting with Ascension Recovery Services. CRH will operate the facility, which will serve patients from Bartholomew County and surrounding areas.