Bryan, TX, February 7, 2024 - St. Joseph Health has awarded over $135,000 in grant funding to five local nonprofit organizations as a contribution to the improvement of the well-being and health equity of the Brazos Valley. The grant recipients are The Prenatal Clinic, The Rose, Twin City Mission, Ride2Health - United Way,and Grimes Health Resource Center.
“Each of these incredible organizations is making a profound impact on the health of our community, and we are proud to support their efforts,” said Kim Shaw, St. Joseph Health Market President and CEO. “This investment is a testament to our belief in the transformative power of community partnerships, and we look forward to the positive outcomes of these collaborations throughout the communities we serve.”
The grant funding will be used for the following throughout 2024:
The Prenatal Clinic: Since 1985, The Prenatal Clinic has been providing
community-centered prenatal care and health education to medically indigent pregnant women in the Brazos Valley. This grant will assist in reducing maternal mortality rates by expanding access to prenatal care to one-year postpartum care for women in the Brazos Valley.
The Rose: The Rose is a non-profit organization working to reduce deaths from breast cancer by providing access to screening, diagnostics and treatment services to any woman regardless of her ability to pay. The Rose addresses any barrier that might keep a woman from caring for her own needs. Locations in Brazos County, Burleson County and Madison County are each receiving a grant.
Twin City Mission: Twin City Mission is a non-profit organization that primarily focuses on meeting the needs of individuals and families in the Brazos Valley needing basic assistance. This grant will assist in facilitating transportation to medical appointments for the homeless population, and will therefore reduce reliance on the emergency room for inappropriate reasons.
Ride2Health: Ride2Health provides a viable, economical and sustainable solution to non-emergency medical transportation services for low-income individuals and families.
Grimes Health Resource Center: The Grimes Health Resource Center is a non-profit organization that offers various services across a wide range of problems. This grant will be used to help fund a community garden.
The grants will be presented at a luncheon at C&J Barbeque on February 9, 2024. Representatives from each organization will be invited to attend and accept their awards.
Across Texas, CommonSpirit Health awarded over $973,500 through the grant program, which was open to non-profit organizations that address the following priorities – access to care, mental health, preventive practices, and chronic disease – through projects planned for the next calendar year. The priorities were identified in St. Joseph Health’s most recent community health needs assessment, which is conducted every three years to help the hospitals and community partners identify and address priority health and social needs faced by residents and the region.
This opportunity is part of the CommonSpirit Health Community Health Improvement Grants program.
About St. Joseph Health: St. Joseph Health is a member of St. Luke’s Health and part of CommonSpirit Health, the largest Catholic health system and the second-largest nonprofit hospital chain in the United States. Since 1936, St. Joseph Health has been the Brazos Valley’s leader in providing high-quality, patient-centered health care. Our expansive network encompasses five hospitals, including St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital in Bryan, College Station Hospital, Madison Hospital, Grimes Hospital, and Burleson Hospital; two long term care facilities; an assisted living facility and multiple clinics. Regional Hospital is the highest-level trauma center in the Brazos Valley, ready to provide the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art trauma services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. St. Joseph Health was the region’s first air medical service and the first in the region to be accredited as a Chest Pain Center and Primary Stroke Center. St. Joseph Health is an academic and clinical partner of Texas A&M Health Science Center. Working together, St. Joseph Health and the Texas A&M Health Network employ over 100 primary care physicians, specialists and advanced practice clinicians. To learn more, visit St-Joseph.org.
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