We are grateful to these organizations and all our grant funders for their support. We are proud to be their partner in improving the health status of the people we serve.
Although Hamilton County’s infant mortality rate is improving, our community still ranks among the bottom 10% in the nation for losing babies before their first birthday. To expand efforts in reducing infant deaths, bi3, Bethesda Inc’s grant initiative to transform health, awarded a three-year $3.68 million grant through the Foundation to help transform the Faculty Medical Center into the OB-GYN Center at Good Samaritan. The center serves a majority of patients who disproportionately suffer from poor birth and health outcomes.
The new OB-GYN Center at Good Samaritan will fundamentally transform the care experience and outcomes for women, adopting a mom-centered approach and connection to community services at one central location. The approach places mom and baby at the center of the care model and ensures that community and healthcare providers are supportive of their complete needs – medical, social and emotional.
The goal is to provide responsive, high-quality care, increase early access to prenatal care, improve birth outcomes, provide evidence-based training for care teams, and address social barriers to health through community partnerships.
The Mission and Ministry Fund at Catholic Health Initiatives awarded $450,000 over three years to support the transformation of care for at-risk pregnant women and their babies in the Faculty Medical Center, Good Samaritan’s Obstetrics/Gynecology clinic and TriHealth’s largest obstetric practice. The new model will have a dramatic effect on the community by addressing gaps in service, improving access to care, and addressing the social determinants of health that impact health outcomes for at-risk women and their babies.
Because of the SC Ministry Foundation’s generosity, the Good Samaritan Free Health Center will establish a pioneering program as a permanent offering for our uninsured patients. The grant will support the Trifecta Project, an innovative, care model to improve knowledge, behavior, and health outcomes for patients with Type 2 Diabetes. By addressing nutritional, psycho-social, and medication needs in one sitting, we are partnering with our patients and empowering them to improve their health and quality of life.
Through a grant of $25,000, the Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation are investing in behavioral health services for patients at the Good Samaritan Free Health Center. Using a strengths-based approach, care focuses on patients’ characteristics, abilities, and resources to help them achieve the vision they see for themselves and foster hope and motivation. Patients will be better able to: promote healthy relationships, support good life choices, practice healthy behaviors, develop skills for resiliency, and grow toward their best potentials.
The Ohio Dental Association Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Good Samaritan Free Health Center. Funds will support dental supplies for our uninsured patients to ensure they have access to dental care that will improve their oral and overall health.