Recent Grants Secured by Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation
Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation is grateful to these organizations for their support and is proud to be their partner in improving the health status of the people we serve.
March of Dimes, Ohio Chapter
March of Dimes, Ohio Chapter awarded $25,000 for a second year to expand CenteringPregnancy® in Good Samaritan Hospital’s Faculty Medical Center which serves Medicaid, underinsured, and uninsured patients. CenteringPregnancy® is an evidence-based group prenatal care model that is has improved health outcomes for this population of women and infants who are at disproportionate risk for preterm birth and infant mortality.
SC Ministry Foundation
The Good Samaritan Free Health Center will be expanding the Behavioral Health Integration Program thanks to a generous grant from SC Ministry Foundation, which promotes the mission and ministry of the Sisters of Charity. Uninsured, disadvantaged patients face higher rates of behavioral health challenges which affect their physical health. This two year grant will expand a model of care that integrates behavioral health into the Free Health Center’s primary care setting to improve patients’ overall health and well-being.
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Also supporting the Expansion of Behavioral Health Integration project at the Good Samaritan Free Health Center is a $65,836 grant over two years from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. Along with GCF’s Health and Wellness Fund and its 2016 Community Investment Fund, this grant is also supported by the S. Charles and Sue B. Straus Fund, the Frances Ehrlich Wolf Fund in Memory of Alfred Max Stern, the Delaney Family Fund, and an Anonymous Donor Advised Fund at GCF. The grant will support additional behavioral health staff to provide evidence-based, social work therapy practices to patients. This grant recognizes the pivotal role of behavioral health care in addressing the entirety of a patient’s health needs, especially those who are uninsured.
Catholic Health Initiatives Mission and Ministry Fund
Catholic Health Initiatives Mission and Ministry Fund awarded a one year, $84,640 Project Development Grant to Women’s Services at Good Samaritan Hospital. This grant will support work to further define and create an implementation plan for the Partners In Health Program which will identify and address social determinants of health and thus improve outcomes for the vulnerable population of pregnant women and their babies in Good Samaritan Hospital’s Faculty Medical Center.
Helen C. Coard Foundation, PNC Bank, Trustee
$15,000 was awarded for the Helen Coard Scholarships at the Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science. These scholarships were made possible by longtime Good Samaritan Hospital volunteer Helen Coard. The purpose of the Helen Coard Scholarships is to recruit the best and the brightest students to GSC and to reduce student attrition for students who cannot afford the tuition costs.
Charles E. Schell Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee
The Charles E. Schell Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee awarded $200,000 to provide interest-free students loans to students at Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science. These loans will support students in financing their education and achieving their goals of becoming nurses and allied health professionals.