SPARTANBURG — The Union Medical Center is among the 30 organizations and programs receiving nearly $650,000 in grants from the Spartanburg Regional Foundation for 2017.
In a statement released Wednesday, the Spartanburg Regional Health Care System announced that this year, the Spartanburg Regional Foundation awarded $646,000 in grants to 30 different recipients during the Foundation’s annual grant awards ceremony that was held earlier that day at the Piedmont Club in Spartanburg.
The press release states the awards are part of the Foundation’s continuing efforts to improve the health of the community by providing grants for things such as improving areas in hospitals through renovations, providing an automated chest compression machine, and providing counseling to previously incarcerated women.
“We are proud to support nonprofits and healthcare system programs that make Spartanburg healthier,” said Kristy Caradori, executive director of the Spartanburg Regional Foundation. “We are grateful to our community for the opportunity to give back to improve health and wellness.”
One of the recipients of this year’s awards is Union Medical Center Administration which received $25,000 in support of a telemedicine cart and IT connectivity.
The other 2017 Spartanburg Regional Foundation grant recipients are:
• AccessHealth Spartanburg — $67,790
This grant provides funding for a new AccessHealth building and patient screening tools.
• Angels Charge Ministry — $5,000
This grant provides funding for previously incarcerated women who need intensive behavioral health counseling, medications and dental care.
• BirthMatters — $1,750
This grant provides assistance with staff training for doula certification.
• Carolina Farms and Hatchery — $1,500
This grant funds equipment to support a food donation program
• Christmas In Action — $11,000
This grant provides funding to build or repair wheelchair ramps and provide home repairs to disadvantaged elderly or disabled homeowners in Spartanburg County.
• Faith, Hope and Love Christian Ministries — $4,000
This grant provides funding assistance to increase the capacity of a halfway house for men.
• Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute — $2,433
This grant funds a pilot program for a young clinical investigators camp at Gibbs Cancer Center &
• Greer Relief & Resources Agency — $8,000
This grant provides funds for a software program called Charity Tracker to help prevent homelessness for at-risk disabled and/or elderly members of Greer, Taylors, Duncan, Lyman and Wellford communities.
• Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve — $10,000
This grant provides funds for materials to build a handicap accessible multi-sensory garden.
• Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg, Inc. — $10,000
This grant provides funds to purchase equipment and supplies for the Pediatric Oral Health Program.
• Landrum Rescue Squad — $11,000
This grant provides funds to purchase an Automated Chest Compression System for the Landrum area.
• Medical Group of the Carolinas — Senior Health — $5,000
This grant supports elderly patients with transportation, medical equipment or prescriptions.
• Middle Tyger Community Center — $20,000
This grant provides funding assistance to renovate the driveway and entrance of the Senior Wellness Center so the facility will be accessible to visitors with disabilities.
• Project HOPE Foundation — $15,000
This grant provides funding for the renovation of a new therapeutic clinic in Spartanburg for children with autism.
• Road to Royalty — $750
This grant provides funding to purchase supplies and materials for a pilot program in Woodruff to promote self-awareness, sisterhood and leadership among nine- to 12-year-old girls.
• Spartanburg Medical Center Administration — $154,676
This grant provides funding for renovations of a new Employee Health location.
• Spartanburg Medical Center Behavioral Health — $34,500
This grant provides funding for renovations, brain stimulation therapy equipment and training for employees.
• Spartanburg Medical Center — Emergency Center — $8,403
This grant funds five video/audio systems to support patient needs.
• Spartanburg Medical Center — Nursing Administration — $51,250
This grant pays for course materials for employees seeking professional nursing certifications.
• Spartanburg Medical Center — Organ, Tissue, Eye Donor Program — $5,000
This grant will start an organ, tissue and eye donation program fund.
• Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Chaplaincy and Pastoral Education — $60,000
This grant provides funding for renovations and furnishings for a new chapel at Spartanburg Medical Center.
• Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Corporate Education — $42,650
This grant provides funding to train 13 additional Crisis Prevention Institute instructors.
• Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Sports Medicine Institute — $29,000
This grant funds six Cardea Portable Electrocardiogram Units and supplies, which will be used during pre-sports participation exams for student athletes.
• Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Transportation Services — $5,098
This grant funds training equipment to help improve staff skills.
• Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Transportation Services — $26,000
This grant funds a Stryker Power-LOAD™ system, which will reduce repetitive lifting injuries and allow paramedics to focus on the patient.
• St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic — $16,000
This grant provides funds to purchase equipment and software for an educational classroom.
• Temple Education Ministries, Inc. — $5,000
This grant provides funds to purchase freezer blankets that will assist in the transportation of food to at-risk individuals.
• The Family Effect — $4,200
This grant provides funding assistance for renovations to the Phoenix Center’s outpatient facility, which provides treatment for those who struggle with substance abuse.
• The Salvation Army — $6,000
This grant provides funds to purchase parts to repair a freezer used to store food donations.