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Metro Health Hospital Foundation Announces Recent Grants

Posted: June 19, 2013

The Metro Health Hospital Foundation has approved more than $90,000 in grants to support programs and services provided by Metro Health. Nine grants ranging from $1,645 to $22,000 will support a wide variety of initiatives, through new equipment, education opportunities and technology.

The grants include:

  • A $22,000 grant to purchase a CX-50 ultrasound unit for the interventional radiology lab that will allow physicians to view multiple images and vital signs on one monitor.
  • A grant to the Compassionate Care Fund in the amount of $14,000 to provide support including durable medical equipment, costs for necessary treatments, transportation and hotel stays and other items to patients and their families with limited financial resources.
  • More than $13,000 to purchase and upgrade testing devices for the Endoscopy Department that are used in testing for gastroesophageal reflux disease and predetermining surgical need.
  • A $12,095 grant to purchase a bladder scanner for the Emergency Department to accurately diagnose common urological conditions.
  • Eight thousand dollars to fund screening and diagnostic services for breast cancer and cervical cancer prevention for women who are under-insured or noninsured and at risk for developing breast and cervical cancer.
  • Five thousand dollars to purchase a nasolaryngoscope that will allow physicians to evaluate patients with ear, nose and throat concerns in the primary care office at the Metro Health Community Clinic on Breton Road. The state-of-the-art technology allows the physician to see the small spaces of the nose, throat, larynx and other areas for evidence of damage or disease.

About Metro Health Hospital Foundation

The Metro Health Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of West Michigan through its support of Metro Health, an award-winning leader in community healthcare.  The Foundation funds a wide variety of programs and services, such as buying books for the Cancer Center’s library, providing special computers for ventilator-dependent patients, supporting the popular Metro Health Farm Market and providing diapers, car seats and other baby supplies for low-income families.  The Foundation’s support of Metro Health allows individuals, employees, organizations and businesses to contribute funds that help families cope with catastrophic illnesses, provide life-saving education and screenings and improve overall patient care.  For more information, visit www.metrohealth.net/foundation.



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