PITTSBURG — Mount Carmel Foundation Grants help cover the departmental needs such as CPR Monitor in the Intensive Care Unit and prescription assistance programs at Via Christi Hospital.

Throughout the year the Mount Carmel Foundation hosts events to raise money for the hospital.

Over the past five years the foundation was able to provide $250,000 worth of grants.

“We’re proud of that,” Mount Carmel Foundation Executive Director Johnna Norton said.

The foundation was able to allocate up to $47,476 to department grants for 2018.
“It’s an Impactful program because it’s our nurses, directors, people are working day in and day out with patients identify a need and were able to fund it,” Norton said.

This was possible because of associate and physician campaigns, gifts and gala funds. People can also contribute to the fundraising efforts anytime.

“Everything we do helps us put aside and give more of these grants,” Norton said.

One upcoming event is a wine and beer tasting. It will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 18 at the Frisco Event Center. It costs $50 per person. It includes six wine tastings, four beer tastings and hors d’oeuvres. Reservations are limited to 100 guests, to register search Mount Carmel FOundation at www.eventbrite.com or by phone at 620-235-3512 or by mail at P.O. Box 1173, Pittsburg, KS, 66762.

People can learn more about events and what the foundation is doing by following its Facebook page at Mount Carmel Foundation.

Departments that will benefit from the grants include:
Helping Hands Fund – Associate Assistance
Personal Protective Equipment Supply Caddies
Case Carts (Surgery Center)
Patient Transport Stretchers (Ambulatory Care)
Brain Injury Visual Assessment Battery (Rehabilitation Services)
Arctic Sun Temperature System Pads (ICU)
Patient Bed with Scale (Emergency Department)
Prescription Assistance Program
Transportation Assistance Program
Diabetic Supplies Assistance Program
Upper Body Extremity Machine (Cardiac Rehab/Heart Center)
Wound Specialist Certification (Wound Care)
CPR Monitor (ICU)
Employee of the Month and funding the team

— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at spotter@morningsun.net or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.