$569,000 in grants awarded for health initiatives
The Spartanburg Regional Foundation grant program has infused more than half a million dollars this year into Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and local nonprofit organizations committed to promoting health and wellness. From providing an automated chest compression machine to supporting counseling for previously incarcerated men and women – 34 hospital departments and community organizations received grants at the annual grant awards ceremony on June 5 at the Piedmont Club.
“The Foundation is proud to support a deserving group of 2019 grant recipients,” said Kristy Caradori, executive director of the Foundation. “Their work is vital to our health system and community, and these grants will foster clinical innovation, enhanced treatments, and expanded access to care for Upstate residents in need. We are grateful to the donors who make these grant awards possible.”
2019 Spartanburg Regional Foundation grant recipients include:
Angels Charge Ministry
This grant will fund mental health counseling services for previously incarcerated women.
Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health
This grant will help fund the purchase of a second mobile mammography unit.
Cherokee County Meals on Wheels
This grant will help expand the delivery of meals to homebound seniors in Cherokee County.
Cherokee Medical Center
This grant will establish a Cherokee Medical Center Campus program fund.
Ellen Sagar Nursing Center
This grant will fund the purchase of a computer kiosk to display daily activities and menu options in the facility.
EMERGE Family Therapy
This grant will help remodel space to support additional clinical mental health counseling.
Free Medical Clinic of Cherokee County
This grant will help to provide diabetes nutrition and supplies for Cherokee County patients.
This grant will fund behavioral health counseling for male residents recovering from substance abuse.
Greer Relief & Resources Agency
This grant will help to increase access to dental care for at-risk disabled and/or elderly members of the Greer, Taylors, Duncan, Lyman and Wellford communities.
This grant will help fund the expansion of clinical, administrative and resource space to improve services for children with special needs.
Hope Center for Children
This grant will fund mental health counseling for at risk to at-risk children.
JumpStart South Carolina
This grant will provide funds to assist with basic life-sustaining medications and transportation assistance for previously incarcerated men and women.
Medical Group of the Carolinas – Diabetes Education
This grant will help to purchase a SMART Board and educational resources for people with diabetes.
Medical Group of the Carolinas – Infectious Disease and Ryan White Clinic
This grant will provide funding for an educational seminar and HIV literature.
Middle Tyger Community Center
This grant will provide mental health counseling to uninsured and low-income children and adolescents.
Mobile Meal Service of Spartanburg County, Inc.
This grant will help provide nutritious meals for homebound residents in Spartanburg County.
This grant will help provide mental health counseling services in Cherokee County.
ReGenesis Health Care
This grant will increase access to dental care for those with limited Medicaid coverage.
St. Luke's Free Medical Clinic
This grant will provide funding for exam room equipment and life-sustaining medications for patients.
This grant will fund food and hygiene items for children in impoverished and high-crime areas in Spartanburg County.
Spartanburg Medical Center
This grant will support training for Emergency Center personnel and first responders on interacting with mental health patients.
Spartanburg Medical Center
This grant will help provide transportation to medical facilities for adults ages 50 to 59 in Spartanburg who are physically and/or financially unable to obtain transportation.
Spartanburg Medical Center Imaging Services
This grant will provide funding to upgrade the Breast 3T MRI Coil from 8 channels to 16 channels. This upgrade will allow more comfortable and accurate screening of patient at high risk of developing breast cancer.
Spartanburg Medical Center - Mary Black Campus
This grant will establish a Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus program fund.
Spartanburg Regional Emergency Centers
This grant will support the expansion of specialized sexual assault care at the Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus and Cherokee Medical Center facilities.
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Surgery
This grant will fund a pilot aromatherapy program to treat postoperative nausea.
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Transportation
This grant will provide funding for training of transportation personnel.
Spartanburg Regional Heart Center
This grant will fund the purchase a second Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) system – a life-support machine for patients lacking proper heart and lung function.
Spartanburg Regional Rehabilitation Services
This grant will fund the purchase of KAATSU Nano blood flow restriction units and air bands to ensure safe and effective targeted blood pooling during training sessions.
This grant will support mental health counseling for women who were victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
The Turning Point of South Carolina – Harmony House
This grant will provide transportation assistance for female residents of Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties for medical appointments, 12-step meetings and work.
Union County EMS
This grant will fund the purchase of a LUCAS chest compression system to support advancements in pre-hospital care of acute cardiac arrest patients.
Union Lions Club
This grant will fund the purchase of a Spot Vision Screener to help screen children and adults in Union County for vision impairments.
Union Medical Center
This grant will help to establish a bicycle program and provide health-screening kits for community health outreach in Union County.