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CaroMont Health Foundation Announces 2016 Grant Recipients


Event Celebrates 2016 Grant Recipients and Role of Improving Community Health

More than $600,000 was awarded to thirteen community organizations and CaroMont programs whose initiatives will support its mission of improving and enhancing the health and wellness of Gaston County.

“CaroMont Health has long recognized the importance of extending support to initiatives that complement the work and mission of our organization,” said Doug Luckett, President and CEO of CaroMont Health. “We are honored to provide funding to these individuals and non-profit organizations as they continue to build momentum in promoting health and wellness and quality of life among citizens in our community.”

A reception was held on Monday, July 11, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center to recognize the recipient non-profit organizations and CaroMont programs.

"The CaroMont Health Foundation has offered hope and health in Gaston County for a number of years because of the generous support of CaroMont employees and donors,” said Tim Paschall, CaroMont Health Foundation Grants Committee Chair. “Great progress is being realized and lives are being transformed through the financial resources of the Foundation, along with the expertise, enthusiasm and dedication of the CaroMont team and community volunteers. We are pleased to join with CaroMont and community partners who work tirelessly throughout the year to help those in need and overcome health challenges to achieve a greater well-being.”

Community Non-Profits

BackPack Weekend Food Program, Inc. – Provides individually-portioned, nutritionally-balanced food for 1,000 Gaston County school children each weekend during the school year.

Girls on the Run of Gaston County – Provides coach training and curriculum support through this program aimed at engaging young girls in running.

Heart Society of Gaston County, Inc. - Provides heart health education materials for pre-k, kindergarten, fourth and fifth grade students in Gaston County, and cardiac-related medication to clients who are unable to afford their prescriptions.

CaroMont Health Programs

CaroMont Cancer Center-Dental Services Did you know that some radiation therapy requires patients to have any dental issues corrected before treatment can begin? This grant helps provide medically-necessary dental services to patients who unable to afford so their cancer treatment isn’t delayed.

Birthplace and NICU-Safe Beginnings - Provide car seats, home health services, pack n' plays, blankets, diapers, bottles and hygiene items for families who have given birth at the Birthplace and are unable to provide these items for their new babies.

Environmental Services – Provides education training opportunities for employees in our Environmental Services Department so they can continue to grow and develop in their career.

Human Resources/Nursing Certification – Provides financial assistance to help pay for Registered Nurse certification exams.

Imaging Services Mobile Mammography – Provides screening mammograms, follow-up diagnostic imaging and radiologic professional services interpretations in our community for women who are unable to afford these life-saving services.

Indigent Burial Program – Help provide cremation services for families are unable to afford burial services for their loved ones.

Indigent Medications and Services – For patients who are homeless or living in poverty, this grant provides much-needed medications at discharge, home healthcare, medical equipment, hospice care and short-term rehabilitation placement.

Spiritual Care-FaithHealth-Gaston – Provides assistance to patients 65 and over who have recently received medical and surgical care at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. Volunteers from participating congregations will conduct regular check-ins at home and by phone, deliver prepared meals and provide transportation to medical appointments and for any errands needed.

Wellness Department - Discover You!, Family Wellness Program, Quit Smart, PRIDE and Weight Loss Programs - Provides educational programs to the community about healthy cooking and eating, the importance of family exercise, smoking cessation, exercise strategies for cancer patients and weight loss programs.

Chronic Disease Prevention and Self Management – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Heart Failure and Diabetes - Provides self-management tools and educational materials for patients identified with high risk chronic disease, COPD, heart failure, stroke and diabetes diagnoses.

Congratulations, 2016 Grant Recipients!

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