Henderson Health Care Receives $614,871 Grant: Funding Connects Rural Patients to Emergency, Pharmacy SpecialistsÂ
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has awarded Henderson Health Care $614,871 for eCare, a program that gives physicians immediate access to specialists and pharmacists 24 hours a day. The grant will be used to purchase equipment that connects local physicians with specialists and pharmacists.
Henderson Health Care will receive equipment for two types of eCare: eEmergency and ePharmacy. eEmergency ensures that board-certified emergency physicians and emergency-trained nurses are available to assist local providers in treating trauma,Â heart attack, stroke, and other critical conditions.
ePharmacy provides 24-hour access to hospital-trained pharmacists, making it possible for all prescriptions to be reviewed prior to the patient taking the medication, even when the on-staff pharmacist is not available.
â€œThis incredible gift gives local physicians and health care workers an immediate connection to specialty care and pharmacists even if they live in rural areas that have fewer physicians and health professionals,â€ says Cheryl Brown, CEO. â€œThis keeps patients close to home during treatment.â€
The Rural Healthcare Program of The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust began awarding grants in 2009. The Trust has awarded more than $177 million in grants to nonprofit organizations in the region.
The Trust, established in 1999, supports a diverse range of organizations with a major focus on health and medical research, human services, education, and conservation. To date, The Trust has announced more than $700 million in grants to charitable organizations.
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