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The following grants were made possible throughGifts At Work gifts made by donors.  YOUR gift can be used to make similar grants.

If you would like to be a part of grants similar to the ones that follow, or you just want to help support health care in our community, please contact us for more information, or simply make an on-line gift using your debit or credit card.  Clicking on How to Give will explain different types of gifts.

Prescription Assistance

  • During 2009, made a $9,600 grant to the case management department.
  • Grant helps pay for necessary prescriptions for inpatients who cannot afford the prescriptions they need to stay healthy upon dismissal.
  • Helps keep patients from being readmitted for the same reason as the first admission—did not have necessary medications to manage health conditions.
  • Remember, if a patient can’t afford medications, they certainly cannot afford a hospital stay.
  • Through March 2011:
    • 317 prescriptions have been purchased for 175 patients at a cost of $16,829.
    • 23% of patients receiving assistance have ceased or decreased their use of more expensive emergency department and inpatient services.

Patient and Family Support
  • Short term emergency needs for patients and families of patients:
    • Cab rides home upon dismissal.
    • Gas cards, phone cards, and meal vouchers for families whose patient has been transferred to an Indianapolis hospital.
    • Stuffed animals for children who need a friend.
    • Clothing for a patient to wear home.
    • Other small, unexpected, basic necessities that are related to a patient’s hospital stay and will help them successfully transition to home or another facility.
  • Through 12/31/2010, proficed $5,101 in patient and family support.

COMposer Nurse Call System
  • Allows nurses to communicate directly with patients, doctors and other nurses.
  • Direct communication means no one has to be paged for a phone call and no one must report to a central station to receive a phone call.
  • Saves many steps and a great deal of time, thereby increasing the speed and efficiency of patient care.

Intraoperative Ultrasound
  • Allows a much clearer picture of internal organs than traditional ultrasound techniques.
  • Less invasive than a manual examination during surgery, thus lowering risk of infection and reducing other complications.

Radio Frequency Generator
  • Used to destroy liver tumors with ablation, or heat.
  • Provides another option if chemotherapy is not working or patient is not a good candidate for surgery.
  • Usually found only at larger facilities in Indianapolis or Cincinnati.
  • Allows patients to receive advanced treatment close to home with caregivers they know.

Healing Garden at Benesse Oncology Center
  • Scientific studies support the theory that nature helps patients heal.
  • The healing garden was built specifically with these studies in mind.
  • Is an important part of the complementary therapy (mind, body, spirit) offered at Benesse.
  • Winner of Indiana Ready-Mix Concrete and Indiana Landscape and Nursery Association Green Industry Excellence Awards.

Project Fever Control
  • Made a $8,280 grant to the Emergency Room Employee Support Committee for Project Fever Control.
  • An education program for parents in diagnosing and treating a fever and knowing when a visit to the emergency room for a fever is necessary.
  • Patients without resources receive a free thermometer and vouchers for ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
  • Parents leave the emergency room knowing about fevers and how to care for them as well as empowered to make better health and economic decisions for their families.

Certified Emergency Nurse Review Course
  • In February, 2010, made a $5,000 grant to the Emergency Room Staff Development Committee to help fund a review course so that all MHP emergency department nurses will have the opportunity to prepare for the certification exam:
    • Helps to increase the competence of emergency department nurses.
    • Helps achieve superior clinical results compared to professional standards.
    • Allows MHP emergency nurses to be a part of the growing professional certification trend in healthcare.

Raymond E. Compton Trust:
  • Foundation is trustee of the Raymond E. Compton Trust.
  • An estate gift set up in Mr. Compton’s Will for “charity care.”
  • Foundation manages this trust so that the annual income can be paid to Major Health Partners to help recover charity care expenses.
  • Amounts paid depend on market returns, and over the years have generally ranged from $10,000 to $70,000 annually.

Marion McFadden Trust:
  • Foundation is trustee of the Marion McFadden Trust.
  • An estate gift set up in Ms. McFadden’s will for “worthy hospital projects,” has traditionally been used for capital expenses.
  • Foundation manages this trust so that the annual income can be used to help fund facilities and equipment.

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    Shelbyville, IN 46176
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