Monday December 16, 2013
The Stormont-Vail Foundation has been awarded a $25,000 grant through the Kansas Health Foundation’s Recognition Grants program. This money will help support the Care Line Family Services program, which provides emergency assistance to patients and their families.
“We are grateful for the Kansas Health Foundation’s support of the Care Line,” said Jane Mackey, president and executive director of the Stormont-Vail Foundation. “Through this grant, the Foundation will continue to play a pivotal role in sustaining the program’s Family Services assistance, which helps parents and caregivers continue to support their children while they are hospitalized or receiving medical care.”
Since its inception in 1992, the Care Line has been a critical bridge to establishing normalcy for patients and their families in times of crisis. Parents and caregivers access Care Line Family Services through hospital or clinic staff after all other resources have been exhausted. Assistance provided through this program includes temporary lodging, clothing, transportation, and meals. It is estimated that more than 8,500 people served by the Stormont-Vail HealthCare system in 13 northeast Kansas counties will receive Care Line services in 2013.
Recognition Grants expand the Kansas Health Foundation’s support to a broad range of health-related organizations throughout the state. The program is targeted for organizations and agencies proposing meaningful and charitable projects or initiatives that fit within the Foundation's mission of improving the health of all Kansans. In addition to supporting projects, the Foundation also seeks to support initiatives that focus on promoting policy, systems and environmental transformations that support health.
“Each year we are amazed at the incredible projects being done by organizations across Kansas,” said Steve Coen, president and CEO of the Kansas Health Foundation. “This grant program allows us to support these innovative and impactful community initiatives and recognize the groups and individuals making them a reality.”
This fall, the Kansas Health Foundation provided more than $900,000 through this program to help organizations accomplish 51 different projects intended to improve the health and wellness of Kansans. Using a competitive application process, the Foundation allocates up to $2 million each year for the Recognition Grants program. Application deadlines for the two cycles are March 15 and Sept. 15 each year. Any tax-exempt, nonprofit organization using the money for charitable purposes and proposing a project meeting the Foundation’s mission to improve the health of all Kansans is eligible.
For more information about this project or to learn how you can make a donation to the Stormont-Vail Foundation or volunteer, please visit stormontvail.org/foundation or call (785) 354-6851.
About the Stormont-Vail Foundation
Established in 1984, the Stormont-Vail Foundation provides voluntary gift support to the Stormont-Vail HealthCare system for patient care services and community health education programs. In 2013, the Foundation granted nearly $650,000.
About the Kansas Health Foundation
The Kansas Health Foundation is a private philanthropy based in Wichita, but statewide in its focus. Its mission is to improve the health of all Kansans. To learn more about the Foundation, please visit www.kansashealth.org.
Friday December 13, 2013
Cotton-O’Neil and PediatricCare patients who still need to receive a flu shot will have an opportunity to do so on Tuesday, Dec. 17 or Thursday, Dec. 19 from 8 a.m. to noon at the HealthWise 55 Clinic located at 2252 S.W. 10th Ave.
No appointment is needed, but you must be a Cotton-O’Neil or PediatricCare patient age 6 months or older to participate.
Consent forms in English and Spanish are available at stormontvail.org/flu-clinics and may be completed and brought to the flu shot clinic to save time.