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Parkview Foundation awards five mini-grants

Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010

Five mini-grants, totaling more than $4,000, have been awarded to departments at Parkview Huntington Hospital by the Parkview Huntington Foundation.

The grants will fund requests involving patient education and safety, technical training and small equipment. They were approved last week by the Parkview Huntington Foundation board of directors after considering a recommendation by a grant review committee of the board.

The grants are drawn from the Foundation’s undesignated Greatest Need Fund. This summer, the Foundation board earmarked money for the grants from Greatest Need gifts contributed through the annual Employee Giving Campaign.

“Mini-grants are one way the Foundation can quickly return employee gifts to the hospital for small projects, training, education and equipment needs,” said Mike Perkins, Foundation director. “This is the first year for the mini-grants and as we go forward, employees’ Greatest Need gifts will be used to fund this program.”

Perkins explained that the successful grant applications demonstrated the strongest correlation between the request and enhancing patient care and/or service.

The awards for 2010 were:

· $1,000 to the Family Birthing Center, for take-home fleece Sleep Sacs for infants. This is a continuation of the hospital’s effort to combat accidental suffocation and unsafe sleep practices by providing families with the same style swaddling garment used while the newborns are in the hospital.

· $775 to Inpatient Services, for a SpectraLink phone and rechargeable batteries. The phone will allow physician calls to be made directly to the charge nursing on the Inpatient unit.

· $300 to Facilities Services, for a new digital camera. The camera will allow the department to email images of equipment, parts and components to suppliers to facilitate efficient ordering. The camera will be available for use by other departments.

· $1,000 to Cardiopulmonary Services, for a one-day Asthma Camp for children and their parents/caregivers. The camp, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 30, at the hospital, will provide information and helpful suggestions for the children’s asthma treatment. Each camp participant will receive complimentary devices to assist in their asthma control.

· $1,000 to Diagnostic Imaging for advanced Dexa bone-density scanner training. Two members of the department will attend an intensive educational session and return to share that information one-on-one with their team members and via a diagnostic modality group newsletter to enhance standard of care at all Parkview facilities.