IU Health South Central Region Awarded Grant Funds

(UNDATED) – The IU Health South Central Region announces they have been awarded grants totaling $103,634 from the IU Health Foundation to assist in making Indiana one of the nation’s healthiest states. 

IU Health South Central Region shares a few details regarding the grant funding below.

Orange County Schools Telehealth – IU Health Paoli Hospital

A grant for $47,920 was awarded for a program that provides virtual behavioral healthcare for teens in sixth to 12th grades in rural Indiana. This funding will support the continuation of school-based services at Orleans Jr./Sr. High School and add services at Paoli High School.

CPR Support, IU Health Bloomington, IU Health Bedford and IU Health Paoli hospitals 

A $27,322 grant for equipment will be used for public CPR training in Monroe and Lawrence counties. CPR can reduce deaths due to sudden cardiac arrest, which is the greatest cause of death in most Indiana communities. For every minute that CPR is not initiated, survival falls by 7-10 percent. Providing this training will help save Hoosier lives.

Pharmacist-Led Remote Hypertension Monitoring, IU Health Bloomington Hospital 

A $17,000 grant will be used for Bluetooth-enabled blood pressure monitors that patients will use at home and allows results to be transmitted to provider offices. Remote monitoring will allow for immediate treatment adjustments and will help make advancements in telehealth.

Platelet Agitator, IU Health Paoli Hospital

A $9,326 grant for equipment will allow the obstetrics and gynecology department to obtain platelets immediately while on-site, which will improve outcomes related to maternal and infant mortality. Platelets are not quickly available at IU Health Paoli on a 24/7 basis, and it takes a minimum of 2-3 hours to obtain platelets via STAT courier. This new equipment will help improve the lives of moms and babies in rural Indiana by ensuring platelets are always available.

Music and Recreational Therapy, IU Health Bloomington Hospital

 A $2,066 grant will add music therapy and additional art therapy interventions for the Behavioral Health unit team members to use to treat patients with mental health and substance use disorders (SUD). Recreational therapists will use music to foster creative outlets and encourage positive communication for their patients. communication for their patients.

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