Newman Regional Health has received a $ 100,000 grant to cover costs of inpatient care for COVID-19.
The hospital announced Tuesday that it had been named a recipient of a Patterson Family Foundation grant. The grant will be used to cover the cost of equipment, supplies and PPE in connection with pandemics.
The Kansas City-based foundation is focused on helping rural communities in Kansas and Missouri. The funds will be used to purchase equipment that Newman will use to provide obstetric care to COVID-19 positive mothers, as well as medical and surgical care for COVID-19 positive patients in the hospital’s intensive care and medical-surgical units.
Julia Pyle, Newman’s Chief Operating Officer, said in a press release: “We are grateful for the opportunity this grant presents to ensure we continue to fulfill our vision of being a valued, trusted partner and regional provider of exemplary service . “
To qualify for the grant, eligible beneficiaries had to meet a number of criteria including:
* Be a rural hospital in a county in Kansas or Missouri with fewer than 50,000 residents in a given region
* Be a non-profit organization or do you have a non-profit organization that may receive the donation
* Inpatient care for patients with COVID-19 (verified against state-level public health data)
* You received formal quotations for the equipment or accessories and confirmed timely delivery and installation upon purchase
* Can certify that the appropriately licensed personnel are in place to operate any equipment purchased with these funds.
For more information about the Patterson Family Foundation, visit Pattersonfamilyfoundation.org.