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IU Health Foundation grants $64,588 to Lafayette and Monticello hospitals

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January 27, 2020

The IU Health Foundation announced the funding of four projects in west-central Indiana totaling $64,588. The grants were made through the Foundation’s new regional grants program, which supports health projects statewide while ensuring that dollars contributed locally fund local needs.

“Regional grants empower IU Health team members to improve the health of individuals, communities and our state,” said Crystal Hinson Miller, IU Health Foundation president and IU Health chief philanthropy officer. “The grants serve as a great example of the way the IU Health Foundation leverages the power of philanthropy to improve the health of Hoosiers.”

The awarded grants are:

IU Health White Memorial Hospital:

  • $50,000 for telehealth equipment so White Memorial can admit patients instead of transferring them to larger hospitals. The equipment will connect patients with physicians and specialists at other IU Health locations as needed, increasing patient access.
  • $3,900 for equipment to improve patient safety during and after surgery. The ProneView Adjustable Protective Helmet will be used in surgeries during which patients are lying on their stomachs, to position the head and face so that anesthesia can be better monitored. The Scope Buddy Plus is an advanced technology tool for cleaning endoscopes.
  • $5,472 for state-of-the-art wheelchairs that are easier to push, can accommodate up to 500 pounds, are easier to clean in a shower and have space for personal belongings, including an oxygen tank.

IU Health Arnett Hospital:

  • $5,216 for training that will result in a certified lymphedema therapist at Arnett, allowing more Lafayette-area patients with lymphedema to receive specialized treatment closer to home.

For information about how philanthropy supports west-central Indiana communities, contact Julie Paolillo at jpaolillo@iuhealth.org or visit iuhealthfoundation.org.

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