Aspen Valley Hospital Receives Gift From Lauder Foundation

The Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation in Aspen, Colorado, has received a gift for an undisclosed amount from the Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Fund of the Lauder Foundation for a new patient care facility, the Aspen Daily News reports.

Named in memory of the late Evelyn Lauder, former senior corporate vice president of the Estée Lauder Companies and wife of Leonard A. Lauder, the Evelyn H. Lauder Patient Care Pavilion will have sixteen private rooms housed within a newly expanded section of the hospital that also includes an oncology/infusion therapy unit, rehabilitation services (physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy), offices, and a cafeteria.

The gift is the first substantial contribution to a capital campaign — still in its quiet phase — in support of the completion of the hospital's master facilities plan. Phase two of the plan, which will be completed in late summer, includes a new intensive care unit, a cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and diagnostic unit, physician offices, and an improved admissions procedure.

"Lauders Make Substantial Donation to AVH." Aspen Daily News 01/04/2013.