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Sioux Valley Awards 200000 in Grants to Regional Facilities

Sioux Valley Health System recently announced their list of 2006 Chairman’s Grant recipients, investing approximately $200,000 in rural healthcare services and technology.

Sioux Valley Health System recently announced their list of 2006 Chairman’s Grant recipients, investing approximately $200,000 in rural healthcare services and technology. The Chairman’s Grant was established by the health system’s board of trustees to provide start-up or one-time funding for projects that enhance rural healthcare, provide better access to healthcare for patients and families, and contribute to community development.

"The board of trustees at Sioux Valley is deeply committed to strengthening healthcare access and development in rural communities," said Mikal Claar, Chairman of the Sioux Valley Board of Trustees. "These grants provide our rural facilities with needed capital to invest in the services and technology that will allow them to continue to provide quality healthcare close to home."

For the second year in a row, the Chairman’s Grant provided a total of $200,000 in grant funding. All Sioux Valley regional facilities were invited to apply for the grant funding and nine facilities were selected to receive grants. The following is a list of Sioux Valley healthcare facilities that received grant funding, their total award, and the designated project for the grant dollars:


  • Arnold Memorial Healthcare Center - $10,000 – Replace nurse call system


  • Lake Area Hospital - $25,000 – Upgrade radiology equipment


  • NW Iowa Health Center – $20,000 – New wellness center/rehab equipment


  • Jackson Medical Center - $30,000 – Changeover of radiology equipment to CR


  • Sioux Valley Luverne Hospital - $15,000 – Surgical equipment upgrades


  • Pioneer Memorial Hospital & Health Services - $25,000 – Facility renovation for first onsite CT equipment


  • Canton-Inwood Memorial Hospital - $35,000 – New cardiac assessment system exercise testing (stress testing system)


  • Fellowship Village - $20,000 – Space renovation for new resident lounge


  • Sioux Valley Vermillion Medical Center - $20,000 – Construction of healing garden for residents, patients, and families.