New York, NY (PRWEB) June 02, 2016
This year’s four grant recipients represent a diverse array of programs focused on improving the well being of people living in rural areas. Grant recipients will each receive $7,500 to help them introduce or expand services, education, screenings and other endeavors that support the healthcare needs of people in their communities. Since the program’s inception in 1995, MultiPlan has awarded $520,000 to hospitals serving rural communities. For more information about the MultiPlan Rural Health Outreach Grant and other programs that help support
MultiPlan participating hospitals and the patients they serve, visit http://www.multiplan.com/providers.
The recipients of the 2016 MultiPlan Rural Health Outreach Grant are:
Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center in Elgin, North Dakota. This 25-bed critical access hospital serves southwestern North Dakota, with affiliated clinics in Elgin and Glen Ullin. Jacobson Memorial Hospital is the only medical facility in Grant County and the only hospital within a 70-mile radius. The grant award will allow the hospital to purchase two portable Vscan ultrasound machines. These scanners will improve patient care at Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center and its affiliated clinics by allowing the use of ultrasound technology to immediately identify critical health issues.
Vidant Edgecombe Hospital in Tarboro, North Carolina. As the only hospital in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, this full-service 117-bed acute care facility provides services to more than 56,000 residents in Edgecombe and neighboring counties. Vidant Edgecombe will use the grant to promote male prostate cancer awareness among low income African American men, who are reported to be disproportionally affected by the disease. The program will recruit African American barber shops to provide community education and outreach in promoting the concept of screening and early detection of prostate cancer. Each shop will be provided with educational materials stressing the importance of early detection methods, screening, and access to care and other resources.
Hillcrest Hospital in Claremore, Oklahoma. Hillcrest Hospital Claremore (HHC) is an 89-bed facility. Their Physical Therapy and Rehab Center has outgrown its pediatric treatment facility and struggles to treat more than one pediatric patient at a time. The grant will allow Hillcrest to make renovations that support expansion of their pediatric rehabilitation services. The expansion will increase the treatment space from 128 sq. ft. to 504 sq. ft., allowing for increased patient volume and additional services.
Hill County Memorial in Fredericksburg, Texas. This 86-bed hospital located in Central Texas serves approximately 191,000 people across eight counties. The facility will use the grant money to expand an existing program called “Red in Fred.” The primary purpose of Red in Fred is to promote and increase awareness, knowledge and access to free heart health screenings to address women's heart health issues.
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