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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 issue
2003-08-27 communities
Grant awarded to Our Lady of the Way
MARTIN Our Lady of the Way Hospital has been awarded a $33,850 grant from Catholic Health Initiatives, a national Catholic health care system, to support Healthy Floyd County 2010, an initiative to create and promote partnerships for a healthy community and a safe environment.

This is one of 10 new planning grants awarded this year by the Mission and Ministry Fund of Catholic Health Initiatives, the parent organization of Our Lady of the Way Hospital, which submitted the grant application.

"Planning grants support collaborative organizations that are building long-term approaches to improving and sustaining the health of their communities," said Patricia A. Cahill, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives.

A separate track of Mission and Ministry Fund grants provides funding to individual projects designed to improve community health. Since 1996, Catholic Health Initiatives has awarded a total of 130 grants amounting to $15.5 million.

This year's new planning grants total $316,250. Officials said Our Lady of the Way Hospital has the attributes Catholic Health Initiatives looks for in applicants for Mission and Ministry Fund planning grants: a thorough planning process, a comprehensive evaluation plan and a plan to sustain its work beyond the grant funding period.

"We are very pleased to have received the planning grant," said Kathy Stumbo, president and CEO of Our Lady of the Way Hospital. "We are excited about the initiative and the collaborative efforts of all members of our coordinating committee. We look forward to working with our community."

Our Lady of the Way Hospital, a not-for-profit hospital located in Martin, operates six rural health clinics and is a member of Catholic Health Initiatives.

Catholic Health Initiatives is a national not-for-profit health care organization comprised of 68 hospitals, 45 long-term care, assisted and independent living and residential facilities, and six community health services organizations, located in 19 states.

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