Guadalupe Regional Medical Foundation lands large contribution to help end 2020 on a positive note
Monday, December 28, 2020
(Seguin) – Patients at Guadalupe Regional Medical Center no longer have to wait for the lab results that they need. Health officials at the GRMC say they are thankful to Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio for “blessing” the GRMC lab with a $140,000 grant for lab testing equipment, equipment they say will now expedite results.
Cody Knowlton, Baptist Health Foundation president and CEO, says the foundation is committed to serving those who serve others.
“The Baptist Health Foundation was formed about 17 years ago when the Baptist Health System sold and became a for profit institution and so the money from that sale funded a foundation that does nothing but give money away in an eight-county area including Guadalupe County for health-related needs and causes and so we do that to honor our Baptist heritage and to give God the glory for that,” said Knowlton. “This is one of well over 100 grants that we are making this year. It’s for $140,000 to the Guadalupe Regional Medical Center and it’s going to support a lab that is going to do testing for tuberculosis, for COVID, for other venereal type diseases and so it will be a rapid test type situation so the foundation approached us and said, ‘could you help do this?’ And we looked at it and said, ‘we think it’s a good fit’ and we were happy and honored to do it.”