Colorado college to open $4M orthopedic, sports medicine center


Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health has committed $4 million to Durango, Colo.-based Fort Lewis College to convert the college's 10,000-square-foot aquatics center into an orthopedic and sports medicine center. 

The new Centura Sports Performance Center will provide conditioning, athletic training and orthopedic treatment. The donation will make Centura the exclusive orthopedics provider and health sponsor for Fort Lewis athletics. 

Centura Health will also collaborate with the college to address issues including food insecurity, suicide awareness and overdose prevention. 

The renovation is expected to begin in fall 2023. 

"This is the largest philanthropic gift in FLC Foundation history and highlights the elevated types of collaborations we’re pursuing in support of our students," Melissa Mount, vice president of advancement and CEO of the FLC Foundation, said in a Dec. 13 press release. "We’re so grateful to have incredible partners and donors join us in not only serving our students in their athletic and educational journey but also making a difference in supporting the FLC community as a whole." 

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