Curry Health Foundation Grants $27,000+ in 2008

April 25, 2008

The Curry Health Foundation is proud to announce its grant recipients for 2008. After careful consideration of the Foundation’s mission and donor wishes, the following projects were selected to receive 2008 grant funds—a total of $27,610 was given to nine healthcare organizations in Curry County. Funds have been allocated as follows:

Agness/Illahe VFD/Rescue Squad
$889 was granted for the purchase of training materials for personnel of the volunteer fire department and emergency services unit to keep them up to date in current practices.

Brookings Medical Center
$4000 was awarded for the purchase of a Vital Signs Monitor; $2123 for the purchase of a portable ABI system with printer; which is crucial in the diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and $850 allowed for the purchase of two oximeters.

Curry County Breast Health Network
$969 was awarded for Breast Health Teaching Material Displays.

Curry County Home Health & Hospice
$1155 was awarded for the purchase of 15 baby monitors and 15 weighted shower chairs.

Curry Family Medical
$2052 was provided necessary improvements for the Port Orford facility bringing it up to current patient safety and health standards.

Curry General Hospital
$4000 was awarded for patient care equipment for the Labor and Delivery Room facility at Curry General Hospital

Shore Pines Assisted Living Community
$2172 was granted for the purchase of a wheel chair scale and blood pressure machine at the Shore Pines Assisted Living Community.

Curry Good Samaritan Center
$4,000 was granted for the purchase of a new Arjo Therapy Walker, which will reduce transfer risk and allow people with joint replacement surgery to begin much earlier exercise regimes thus improving outcomes.
$3000 granted for the purchase of an IVAC 7000 Infusion Pump, which allows safe administration of IV fluids and medications to patients.

Gold Beach Lions Club
$400 was awarded to partially fund a visit of a Mobile Health Screening Unit from Portland, which will include testing for visual and auditory acuity, as well as tests for glaucoma, blood pressure and diabetes in adults, is scheduled for June 7, 2008 in Gold Beach.

South Coast Community Resource Center
$2000 was awarded funding to assist in providing needed medical services.

     These grants are funded in part by proceeds from the annual High on Health Dinner.
     Nancy Baum, RN, Grant Committee Chair stated, “We are grateful to all of our donors and supporters who make it possible to fund these healthcare projects.”
     The Curry County-based, non-profit group began granting funds in 1996 to improve access to and quality of healthcare countywide. To date more than $382,000 has been awarded through the Foundation thanks to the generous support from the community.