Foundation for Community Care Awards
273,140.39 in 2017
Purchases Made Possible by Endowment
The Foundation for Community Care
was founded in 1983 with the mission of “Helping to Ensure the Continuance of
Quality Healthcare Services.” A portion
of the earnings from the endowment fund are awarded each year to fund area
healthcare needs, as you’ll read below. 100% of every donation made to the
Foundation for Community Care stays in our community for current and future
Boy’s & Girl’s Club
Recreation & Health Program
: Provide additional resources & materials
to enhance sports, fitness, recreation, health and STEM programming. Funds will be directed toward physical
education games and equipment, as well as STEM education program
Replacement dining room chairs for low income
disabled and senior living facility.
Funds used to purchase 4 multiuse chairs.
Richland County Health Department
: Project to make car seats available to any
child in Richland County in need, and to educate the community, caregivers and
parents on the importance of child restraints to decrease injury. Funds will be used directly in the purchase
of 45 child restraints.
Medical dosage spoons specific to pediatric
patients which ensure the right dosage of pain and fever relievers after
immunizations. Funds will purchase 500
spoons for distribution to parents after their child receives annual
Program to increase awareness of the needs of
treatment for head lice to prevent the spread.
Funds will be used to purchase educational devices and combs for nit
removal for distribution to Richland County schools and daycares, as well as
Sunrise Savage Manor:
Nurse paging system to
meet state requirements of life safety code for senior assisted living in
Savage, MT. Funds will be used to
purchase the system, as well as installation, training, programming &
Vision of Hope Autism Ministry/Emmaus House, Inc.:
Aid & Scholarships for Autistic Youth;
Start up program to assist high
school and young adults in eastern Montana diagnosed with autism disorder to
provide scholarships/financial assistance for programs and education to further
their independence and develop sustainable career skills. Funds will be used within the 2017/2018 year
and distributed to individuals and families who request assistance.
ME!” Healthy Ventures Program:
Healthy living program to educate and train
developmentally disabled clients in healthy dietary and exercise choices. Program funding includes nutritionist,
personal trainer, fitness memberships and group swimming.
To: Sidney Health Center
Facilities & Departments
Lodge Wellness Program Support:
The Lodge, an assisted living facility for
seniors, is beginning a wellness initiative for residents, including exercise,
nutrition and physical monitoring. Funds
will be directed to the purchase of a NuStep recumbent stepper, recommended by
Sidney Health Center Physical Therapists.
Equipment and Instrumentation
: Request to purchase a second set of surgical
equipment to eliminate delays and risk of infection to patients. Funds will be used to purchase a full set of
necessary surgical tools. $20,000.00
Program to assist lower income Richland
County residents gain access to necessary medications, avoiding potentially higher
healthcare costs of interventions and hospitalizations. Funds will be used throughout the upcoming
year, going directly to offset the cost of medications for patients.
Blood Bank Automation:
A system to replace manual screening tests on
blood products. The automated system can
run mandated tests, removing human variables, decreasing the potential for
errors. Partial funding of the $98,250
will allow for assistance to the purchase of the much needed piece of
Room SonoSite Edge II Ultrasound:
technology used in emergency situations to immediately diagnose life
threatening pathology. Funding will
fully purchase the equipment for immediate use in the Emergency Room,
potentially affecting 7,500 patients annually.
Equipment purchase to ensure safety and
reduce radiation exposure to patients who are obtaining pain management
injections in the Cat Scan environment.
Funding will be used to immediately purchase the machine to start use on
over 500 exams annually.
Center MatriXX Quality Assurance Device:
Replacement device used to verify output and stability of Tomotherapy, a
radiation delivery system used to treat cancer.
Funds will be used to purchase the MatriXX Evolution, the device used on
every patient to verify care plan is delivered to the correct place in the
body, at the correct pattern & dosage.
Center Welch Allyn Vital Signs Monitors:
An equipment purchase to increase the
capability for consistent patient monitoring in the Chemotherapy/Infusion
portion of cancer care. Funds will
purchase a new monitor, to be added to the existing 3 monitors, to meet the
demands of treating the ever increasing amount of new care cases.
The Foundation for Community Care board
& staff would like to thank each and every donor who has given to the
mission of a healthier Richland County.