The Chairman's Grant was established by the Sioux Valley Health System board of trustees to provide start-up or one-time funding for projects that enhance rural healthcare, provide better access to healthcare for patients and families, and contribute to community development.
"The board of trustees at Sioux Valley is deeply committed to strengthening healthcare access and development in rural communities," said Mikal Claar, chairman of the Sioux Valley Board of Trustees. "These grants provide our rural facilities with needed capital to invest in the services and technology that will allow them to continue to provide quality healthcare close to home."
Dakota Hospital Foundation received a $20,000 Chairman's Grant to assist in the construction of a healing garden. The healing garden will provide a calm and serene outdoor environment for the residents, patients, and families they serve.
"Dakota Hospital Foundation is pleased with the support from Sioux Valley Chairman's Grant. Sioux Valley's interest in forwarding this innovative project provides the forward momentum to make our healing garden a reality. We look forward to a community dedication next year,"said Hazen Bye, president, Dakota Hospital Foundation.
The Chairman's Grant provided a total of $200,000 in grant funding. All Sioux Valley regional facilities were invited to apply for the grant funding and nine facilities were selected to receive grants. The complete list of Sioux Valley healthcare facilities that received grant funding included:
? Arnold Memorial Healthcare Center, Adrian, MN � $10,000.
? Canton-Inwood Memorial Hospital, Canton � $35,000.
? Fellowship Village, Inwood, IA � $20,000.
? Jackson Medical Center, Jackson, MN � $30,000.
? Lake Area Hospital, Webster � $25,000.
? NW Iowa Health Center, Sheldon, IA � $20,000 .
? Pioneer Memorial Hospital & Health Services, Viborg � $25,000.
? Sioux Valley Luverne Hospital, Luverne, MN � $15,000.
? Dakota Hospital Foundation/Sioux Valley Vermillion Medical Center, Vermillion � $20,000.