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Metro Health Hospital Foundation Announces Fall Grants

Posted: October 13, 2008

The Metro Health Hospital Foundation has approved more than $125,000 in grants to support programs and services provided by the Hospital. Eight grants ranging from $4,000 to more than $35,000 will support a wide variety of initiatives, including the purchase of new equipment, the addition of new outreach programs and the expansion of educational services.

The 2008 fall grants include:

  • A pilot program in West Michigan that will allow all new mothers and family members providing care to newborns to receive free vaccinations against pertussis, a fatally contagious bacterial disease
  • Tuition assistance for uninsured or under-insured diabetic patients who need financial help to attend diabetic education classes to manage their disease
  • Purchase of new intubation training technology used in medical education, new technology for speech and language work in the Van Andel Center for Restorative Care and new ventilator technology

 

About Metro Health Hospital Foundation
The Metro Health Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of the West Michigan community through philanthropy. The Foundation’s support of Metro Health Hospital allows individuals, organizations and businesses to contribute funds that prevent catastrophic illnesses, provide life-saving education and screenings, improve overall patient care and fund a wide variety of programs and services.



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