AVHS Receives Community Foundation Grant
Joe Denoyer - December 11, 2019 3:46 pm
Meade, KS- Artesian Valley Health System is pleased to announce the receipt of grants from the Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas. Artesian Valley Health System (AVHS) is a local nonprofit organization in Meade, KS. AVHS provides a wide range of care services through Meade District Hospital, Meade and Plains Rural Health clinics, and at Lone Tree Retirement Center.
The Meade and Plains Rural Health Clinics are committed to providing the best possible care and services important to those they serve. As part of this commitment they recognize the importance and need for physical, social, emotional and audiology screening for children. This has prompted their Pediatric Early Detection Wins Project, which was created to help purchase needed developmental screening tools, social and emotional screenings for all pediatric visits and train an additional staff member on audiology testing. By adding these services, they are able to help more pediatric patients and families identify emotional and physical development problems as early as possible, they are raising money for their Pediatric Early Detection Wins Project which total $2,216.10. They are happy to announce receipt of a $2,200 grant from the Arthur & Cornelia Scroggins Foundation Fund at the Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas to apply towards their Pediatric Early Detection Wins Project. Grants from the Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas are made available to charitable organizations in Southwest Kansas. In particular, the Scroggins Foundation Fund is awarded to programs and projects focused on serving youth. The hospital is hosting a youth health and safety event on March 9th, 2020 where they will provide information about their audiology testing, the new developmental screenings, and the importance of screenings for early detection.
Since September 2018 Meade District Hospital has had fifty-five admissions for heart failure. Of the fifty-five admissions there were twenty-nine total patients and nineteen of them had multiple visits. Seeing a sixty-fixe percent readmission rate of heart failure patients prompted Meade District Hospital to create a program to help congestive heart failure (CHF) patients improve their quality of life to reduce their need for readmission. The Congestive Heart Failure Patient Support Program is designed to guide and support the patient in self-care and management of living with heart failure. The program begins when the patient is in the hospital and continues for one month to support the formation of new habits.
Meade District Hospital is raising money In order to provide the tools needed to implement this program for the first year. They are happy to announce receipt of a $1,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas to apply towards their Congestive Heart Failure Patient Support Program.