Jetmore, Kansas – October 4, 2019. The National Council on Independent Living awarded Hodgeman County Health Center a grant for clinic equipment designed to increase access for the elderly and mobility impaired. A powered, barrier-free exam table/ chair combo was awarded for use at O’Shea Clinic. The exam table, valued at over $6,000 was delivered to O’Shea Memorial Clinic on October 3rd.
HCHC’s Patient Financial Services Manager, Sheri Bennett, learned about the grant through a rural health newsletter she receives. Her successful application resulted in the grant award. “I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to replace old equipment to make visits more comfortable for our patients who have difficulty with movement.”
Phil Ginder, Chief Executive Officer, states that this is only the beginning of HCHC’s pursuit of new grant funding. “We will be aggressively going after grant funding in 2020, and have a few projects that are still in the works for 2019. A whole lot of government and private money is dedicated to rural health projects, and we want to make sure we are both applying for and receiving grants for Hodgeman County.”