December 15, 2014
Foundation Remembers

Being Remembered

Nearly 40 years ago at our local hospital’s dedication, a gentleman to whom we should all be grateful, spoke briefly about why he helped fund the hospital’s construction. It is only because of the $100,000 gift from Roger Knutsson and subsequent gifts from others in our community that we have the ability to receive the wide-range of high-quality health services available today at the Estes Park Medical Center.

The generous Knutsson gift laid the groundwork for the newly formed Park Hospital District to purchase land and begin plans for what was to be called the Elizabeth Knutsson Memorial Hospital. On the day of the dedication, Roger Knutsson shared the personal significance of the date and why his gift was given as a memorial to his late wife.

“Today, April 5th, 1975, is an emotion-packed day for me. For it was 52 years ago today, on April 5th, 1923, that I was married to Elizabeth Howell, in whose memory this building has been named. Betty spent nineteen summers here, grew to love Estes Park, and often spoke of the need for a hospital here,” said Roger Knutsson.

As his family later noted, Roger also felt it was important to have a hospital because there were more elderly residents and lots of tourist accidents in the summer.

Roger Knutsson also stated at the dedication that, “This hospital is your hospital. It is here to improve the health of you who live here and the many visitors who pass through during the summer. It is here to save lives, possibly of some of us.”

Little did he know that all of his family would be hospital patients here at one point. His great-grandson was even born at the hospital in 1981.

Many of Mr. Knutsson’s thoughts still ring true today. And each of us in this community can not only take ownership of the Medical Center, we can take the opportunity to recognize a loved one as well. There are several different ways to honor special people in our lives within the memorial garden, and on plaques, bricks and benches around the Medical Center campus. If you would like to find out more about giving in someone’s honor or have questions about other opportunities with the EPMC Foundation, contact Jill Anderson at 970-577-4370 or
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