The Superior Health Foundation awarded Helen Newberry Joy Hospital a $1,000 COVID 19 Pandemic Grant to enable patients to participate in the HNJH Behavioral Health Program through tele-mental health.
With the funding, HNJH purchased six fire HD8 tablets, three pre-paid AT&T Wi-Fi enabled ASUS tablets and a webcam with microphone
Said HNJH: “Patients are very happy about being able to see their therapist face-face. In some instances this is the only consistent positive interaction they have. We arranged for them to have 25 GB of data. We anticipate a one-hour session per week. For four weeks, we would use about 2GB, leaving them with 23 GB per month to access the Calm App we downloaded on each tablet. And, it will enable them to socialize with others in an effort to mitigate the isolation they are experiencing during the COVID-19 lock down.
“As you may imagine, in an area that is rural, economically depressed, and which is comprised of such a large senior citizen population, many of our patients historically struggled from adverse childhood events that have followed them into adulthood. The COVID-19 Crisis has served to amplify those deficits and needs. The money provided by the Superior Health Foundation will enable us to give them the support they need in a way we would never have been able to without this equipment.”
Several weeks ago, the Superior Health Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to Michigan Tech University to help cover expenses for product design and production of filtered face shields, meeting the specifications developed with the Western U.P. Health Department (WUPHD) in development with the National Institute of Health (NIH)
The face shields were donated to local first responders and health organizations who express a need.
We’re happy to support!
The Superior Health Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to Feed the Frontline, a volunteer group in Marquette County that is working with local restaurants to help feed the hard-working men and women on the frontline during this pandemic. What a wonderful effort!
We thank Rachel Bannan-Hutter for her tireless efforts to help support our incredible local restaurants during this crisis and rewarding our hard-working medical professionals.
Do you have a unfunded need during this Covid-19 Pandemic? If so, apply for SHF Covid-19 Pandemic Funding.
Please also consider supporting with a charitable gift to strengthen the fund and help others with pressing needs across the region.
Early on in the Covid-19 pandemic, the Superior Health Foundation awarded $1,000 to OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group in Escanaba to purchase PPE gowns for its healthcare staff. There was and continues to be a number of emergent needs across the Upper Peninsula during this pandemic. Additional funding is available through our Covid-19 Pandemic Fund.