Sanford Health Chairmans Grant to Benefit Regional Healthcare

Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to the communities they serve, Sanford Health recently announced the recipients of the 2007 Chairman’s Grant.

Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to the communities they serve, Sanford Health recently announced the recipients of the 2007 Chairman’s Grant. Sanford Health’s Board of Trustees established the Chairman’s Grant in 2004 to provide start-up or one-time funding for Sanford Health facilities to enhance rural healthcare delivery, provide better healthcare access and complement community development.

“These grant dollars demonstrate Sanford Health’s commitment to providing healthcare services close to home,” said Mikal Claar, Chairman of the Sanford Health Board of Trustees. “It’s exciting to be able to reinvest in the communities we serve through this grant program.”

The complete list of Sanford Health facilities that received grant funding include:

Sanford Webster Medical Center and Bethesda Home, Inc., both located in Webster, collectively received a $10,000 grant to complete studies to integrate care between the facilities. These funds will provide the financial framework to develop a plan for an integrated model of care in Webster.

Winner Regional Healthcare Center received a $15,000 grant to assist with the remodeling of their 11 double-occupancy hospital patient rooms into more private, family-friendly suites. In addition, significant upgrades will be made to private rooms and OB rooms, ultimately creating a more satisfying stay for patients.

Windom Area Hospital received a $25,000 grant to upgrade cardiac monitoring and telemetry systems in the hospital and emergency room. The upgraded system will allow for quicker response times, reduce the chance of frequency interference, and qualify them for a Trauma IV designation in the MN State Trauma System.

Sanford Tracy Medical Center received a $30,000 grant to assist with the purchase and installation of cardiovascular and strength training equipment for the new Community Wellness Center in Tracy, slated to open this summer.

Canton-Inwood Memorial Hospital received a $60,000 grant to assist in the purchase of an in-house CT scanner and corresponding building project. This project will eliminate their dependence on mobile CT services and will provide their patients with 24/7 access to a needed technology.

Merrill Pioneer Community Hospital in Rock Rapids received a $60,000 grant to assist in the purchase of an in-house CT scanner and corresponding building project. Having an in-house unit will allow for more patients to receive necessary care close to home and will bring an enhanced level of service to the patients of Merrill Pioneer.