Giv­ing back

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - PROFILES -

Wash­ing­ton Re­gional Med­i­cal Foun­da­tion re­cently pro­vided more than $25,000 in fund­ing to eight hos­pi­tal de­part­ments through a grant pro­gram de­signed to en­hance the qual­ity of pa­tient care and im­prove con­ve­nience for hos­pi­tal vis­i­tors.

A com­mit­tee of em­ploy­ees and foun­da­tion board mem­bers re­viewed pro­pos­als from numer­ous hos­pi­tal de­part­ments and awarded grants in amounts rang­ing from $500 to $4,800:

■ Ad­mis­sions: $4,500 to pro­vide de­vice-charg­ing sta­tions in wait­ing ar­eas through­out the hos­pi­tal.

■ Car­di­ol­ogy: $500 for DVD play­ers so pa­tients can re­ceive in-room ed­u­ca­tion about their up­com­ing pro­ce­dures.

■ Cen­ter for Ex­er­cise: $4,200 to help in­di­vid­u­als with chronic and de­bil­i­tat­ing con­di­tions such as arthri­tis, Alzheimer’s, back pain, lim­ited am­bu­la­tion, neu­ro­log­i­cal pain and chronic mus­cle pain.

■ Emer­gency De­part­ment/Chest Pain Pro­gram: $3,000 to cre­ate a pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion cam­paign about rec­og­niz­ing early heart at­tack symp­toms.

■ Imag­ing: $3,245 for a pow­ered lift de­vice to as­sist with trans­fer­ring im­mo­bile pa­tients.

■ Pas­toral Care: $4,800 to­ward de­vel­op­ing a Pas­toral Care pro­gram in the Women and In­fants Cen­ter. ■ Pop­u­la­tion Health: $2,500 for ge­ri­atric pa­tients who need fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance with ba­sic needs such as food, util­i­ties or mi­nor home re­pairs.

■ Pop­u­la­tion/Case Man­age­ment: $2,500 to sup­port be­reave­ment needs of NICU and La­bor & De­liv­ery fam­i­lies.

Send in­for­ma­tion about char­i­ta­ble giv­ing to our­town@nwadg. The North­west Arkansas Demo­crat-Gazette re­serves the right to in­clude in­for­ma­tion only if pho­tos are of poor qual­ity. Giv­ing Back ap­pears in the Thurs­day Our Town sec­tion and the Sun­day Pro­files sec­tion.

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Border­town Brew Fest Ales for Trails Party An­i­mals pre­sented a check for $43,227 to Park Part­ners of Fort Smith for the money raised from the fes­ti­val on July 8 for the con­tin­u­a­tion of the trails in Fort Smith. The fes­ti­val fea­tured more than 350 craft beers, and more than 1,500 peo­ple were in at­ten­dance.

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