Rocky Mountain Health Plans to Celebrate Its Support of Starlight Children’s Foundation

Rocky Mountain Health Plans to Celebrate Its Support of Starlight Children’s Foundation

Nearly one thousand patients will benefit annually from Rocky Mountain Health Plans’ gift of Starlight Fun Center units
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 5:20pm


CONTENT: Press Release

May 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ - ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** 



Rocky Mountain Health Plans will celebrate its support of Starlight Children’s Foundation with a ribbon-cutting celebration and hospital tour. Rocky Mountain Health Plans has funded two Starlight® Fun Center® mobile entertainment units at St. Mary’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center through CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program.

Starlight Fun Centers are equipped with the latest gaming systems that roll bedside to provide therapeutic play for pediatric patients. These units provide a comforting break for children facing surgery, enduring long outpatient treatments or fighting loneliness after hospital visiting hours have ended.

In 2013, thanks to the support of corporate partners like EcoMedia and RMHP, among others, Starlight placed 311 Fun Center units in hospitals across North America. However, the need is still great and the waiting list to receive a sponsored Fun Center unit is long. The generous funding from RMHP will enable thousands of kids to have a better hospital experience for many years to come.


WHEN: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Ribbon-cutting celebration with remarks from notable guests

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:  St. Mary’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Saccomanno Education Center, 5th Floor

2635 N. 7th St., Grand Junction, CO 81501           

WHO: Michael McBride, CEO, St. Mary’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center; Steve Erkenbrack, President & CEO, Rocky Mountain Health Plans; Geri Tamborelli, MS, RN, Women's and Children's Services Director.



  • Ribbon-cutting ceremony
  • Kids having fun on the Fun Centers
  • Photo op with notable guests from Rocky Mountain Health Plans and St. Mary’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center


MEDIA CONTACTS:           

Chris de Haan, Global Brand Director, Starlight Children’s Foundation – 424-245-3698/

Lindsay Brown, Director of Communications, CBS EcoMedia  – 212- 975- 1989/

CATEGORY: Education