Why did the Ophthalmologist’s Guild raise $12 million for Colorado?
By Laura MeekinPublished March 07, 2019 05:56AMColorado, Colo.
— It’s the weekend before Easter, and the Ophthoms of Colorado are gathering for their annual holiday event, the Colorado Ophthalmology Association’s (COHA) annual meeting.
It’s a traditional gathering of thousands of Ophtoms, including the nation’s leading ophthalmologists, who have gathered for more than 30 years.
But this year, the COHA has raised the most money for its yearly gathering since its inception in 2002, according to the association’s board of directors.
That was when the COAH received its first contribution from the OPhthoms Association, an organization that was formed to support ophthalmic education and services.
The association now counts around 2,500 members across Colorado, Washington and Oregon, including more than 50 in Colorado.
In addition to the $12,000 donation, the association also raised $3,000 to help Colorado with its 2018 budget, which was $8.4 million.
It was the first time that the COHA has raised a larger sum than the $10 million that was previously earmarked for the 2018 budget.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to raise funds for the COHO, which is the largest medical group in Colorados,” said COHA Board President Steve Burt.
“Colorado has a wealth of experience in medical care, and this year we’re hoping to provide more resources to support its physicians, nurses and other staff members.”
In addition, the group is also working with Coloradoes health system, which will provide additional funding for medical services.COHA President Steve A. Burt said he’s optimistic that Coloradotes health system will support COHA’s medical services, including for the upcoming 2018 budget cycle.
“We’re excited about what we’re going to do in 2018,” Burt told FoxNews.com.
“We have the resources to do that.
We’re looking forward to seeing the impact on Coloradoses health system.”
Coloradoses medical system is a member of the COHC, a national association of health systems that also includes hospitals, nursing homes, physician offices, clinics, rehabilitation centers, clinics for the blind and other medical care facilities.COHAs annual meeting was a huge success.
Coloradots health system received $6.6 million for 2018, according a news release from COHA.
The COHA also announced a $5.2 million donation for 2018 to help cover medical and other costs of the 2018 meeting.COHO members received a total of $16.5 million in support of their annual meeting this year.COAH President Steve E. Birt said that this year’s meeting was the largest COHA contribution ever.
“Colo-o-phobia, it’s an epidemic.
We’ve got a lot of people with COHOs in the county,” he said.
“They don’t get the care they need.”
The COHA and COHAs regional board of governors will meet at the COHE on Monday, March 9 at 10 a.m. at the county offices in Commerce City.
The COHO board of trustees is also holding a news conference at 11 a.man on Monday.
The annual meeting also features a silent auction, which includes $50 to $150 items, which can be purchased online at the association website, COHA said.
The auction will be held on Sunday, March 10 at the offices of the regional board.