Congratulations to our 2016 Spartanburg Regional Foundation grant recipients

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Upstate: $16,000
This grant will provide funds for a healthy lifestyles program at the Mary H. Wright Elementary School Boys and Girls Club of the Upstate, located in Spartanburg. This program will aid up to 200 children in first through fifth grades. 

Charles Lea Center Foundation: $8,575
This grant will provide funds for four telehealth tool kits on the Charles Lea Center campus. Telehealth is a service in which patients can speak to a doctor via computer or phone if they cannot get to a doctor’s office. The Charles Lea Center provides services to help improve the quality of life of those with disabilities and special needs. 

Ellen Sagar Nursing Center: $53,234
This grant will provide funds for an outdoor courtyard for 113 residents. Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, located in Union, S.C., is a long-term healthcare center and provides physical, occupational and speech therapy.

Girls on the Run of Spartanburg: $5,000
This grant will provide funds for two sites, allowing 20 girls from third to fifth grades to attend 20 lessons in preparation for a 5k race. Girls on the Run of Spartanburg teaches girls about self-respect and healthy living. 

Greater St. James Temple Holiness Church, Inc. : $7,000
This grant will provide funds for medical supplies, equipment and cabinetry for the church’s health room and outreach program. Greater St. James Temple is located in Inman.

Greer Relief and Resources Agency: $7,000
This grant will provide funds for a homeless prevention program for disabled and/or elderly members of Greer, Taylors, Duncan, Lyman and Wellford. The program aids participants through individual case management, matching participants to resources and agencies for further help with financial support. Financial support can include utility bills, rent or mortgages.

Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg: $14,475
This grant will provide funds to expand access to preventive and restorative dental health care via a mobile dental clinic. Children from ages four to 18 in Spartanburg County will be served.

Medical Group of the Carolinas—Weight Loss Services: $3,000
This grant will fund a portable total-body composition analyzer to measure patients’ weight and instantly calculate body fat percentage and body water percentage, in addition to body mass index (BMI).

Mental Health America of Spartanburg Count: $6,000
This grant funds resource materials and other supplies to support first aid training for 300 individuals who work with behavioral health patients.

Middle Tyger Community Center: $5,000
This grant will provide funds to expand the capacity of the clinic that provides patients with counseling and prescriptions.

Pelham Medical Center—Education: $62,987
This grant will support the purchase of one SimMan Essential Manikin and accessories. The SimMan is a form of clinical training using an interactive human-like machine that simulates breathing, a beating heart and blood circulation.

Piedmont Care: $15,000
This grant will provide funds for community education on HIV and AIDS prevention. Piedmont Care works throughout Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties to fight the spread of HIV and AIDS and provide care and education.

SAFE Homes—Rape Crisis Coalition: $4,000
This grant will help fund a conference to educate professionals on interpersonal violence. SAFE Homes education empowers community members so they can provide help to a friend being abused, speak out about abuse or act as an engaged bystander.

Spartanburg Medical Center—Transitional Unit: $150,000
This grant will support a new early admissions transitional unit that will decrease wait times for Emergency Center patients. The telemetry unit will improve the patient transport from the Emergency Center to their point of care. A telemetry unit is an area where machines are used to help monitor patients, such as changes in blood pressure or rhythm of the heart.

Spartanburg Medical Center—Rehabilitation Services: $75,000
This grant will support the purchase of two driving simulators to help determine if patients who have suffered from injuries or illnesses such as strokes or concussions are ready to drive a motor vehicle.

Spartanburg Medical Center—Trauma:  $10,338
This grant will support the purchase of equipment for the Stay Active and Independent for Life fitness class to help older adults with balance.

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System—Medical Staff: $32,500
This grant will support a plan to combat burnout and promote wellness among physicians and clinical staff.

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System—Corporate Education: $55,384
This grant will support the purchase of an adult simulation manikin for the Simulation Lab.

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System—Safe Kids Spartanburg: $22,825
This grant funds an opportunity for 15 certified child passenger safety technicians to attend a class on proper child restraint evaluation and will provide child seats for families of children with special healthcare needs.

St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic: $31,560
This grant will provide funds for patients’ life-sustaining medications. St. Luke’s offers primary medical care, physician-ordered medications, pastoral support and patient education for uninsured residents of Spartanburg County.

The Children’s Security Blanket: $2,500
This grant will support a feasibility study on expanding their services into Cherokee and Union Counties. The Children’s Security Blanket provides financial support to families with a child who is diagnosed with cancer.

The Walker Foundation: $5,305
This grant will support the purchase of specialized equipment for special needs students to help healthcare professionals assess and monitor these students in a more efficient manner. The Walker Foundation supports programs at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind.

TOTAL Ministries: $5,000
This grant will provide funds for patient medications. TOTAL Ministries is a Christian ministry that assists families in financial crisis. Assistance can come in the form of preventing loss of utilities, providing heat during the winter, providing food or covering medical costs.

Transportation Service Bureau: $23,108
This grant will support a matching grant to fund the purchase of a replacement wheelchair-accessible bus. The Transportation Service Bureau helps individuals travel to health and human services, to jobs, the grocery store or the library.

Union Medical Center—Emergency Department: $13,000
This grant will support the purchase of 10 televisions for exam rooms and the Emergency Department waiting room.

Union Medical Center—Pharmacy: $54,623
This grant will support the purchase of one Acudose cabinet in the after-hours pharmacy area.

Upstate Stand Down: $6,585
This grant will provide funds for prescriptions, glasses, hearing aids and other supplies to assist veterans. Upstate Stand Down assists homeless veterans, veterans at risk of homelessness or veterans in need.

Congratulations to our 2015 Spartanburg Regional Foundation grant recipients

AccessHealth Spartanburg: $67,096
This grant will provide funding for an outreach project that partners Middle Tyger Clinic, St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic, St. Matthews Episcopal Church and others as needed to help improve health and reduce emergency room visits.

Angels Charge Ministry: $5,000
This grant is to provide funding for female residents who need intensive behavioral counseling, health care and housing. The ministry helps local women rebuild their lives and not relapse into criminal behavior.

BirthMatters: $8,350
This supports evidenced-based teen pregnancy prevention education program to females between ages 12-18 in Spartanburg County.  This initiative is a partnership with the Urban League of the Upstate.

Center for Health and Healing: $53,290
This grant will fund brainwave optimization equipment and a pilot brainwave optimization study with breast cancer survivors. The Center of Health and Health, connected with SRHS, focuses on whole-body healing, helping patients deal with stress and the psychological aspect of an illness.

Christmas in Action: $5,190
This provides building materials for home repairs for disadvantaged elderly or disabled homeowners in the Chesnee community. Christmas in Action rehabilitates homes of low-income, elderly and disabled individuals.

City of Inman Fire Department: $14,418
This grant will assist with the purchase of an all-terrain vehicle stocked with medical equipment to help respond to medical emergencies in remote areas.

Divinity Care Facility: $10,115
This fund supports homeless males, many of whom have been recently discharged from SRHS. This aid includes providing life-sustaining medications, upgrading a bathroom with handicapped accessibility, bedding supplies and a hot water heater

Meeting Street Academy Spartanburg: $8,500
The Meeting Street Academy aids and enriches students who come from under-resourced neighborhoods. The grant will provide health room equipment, supplies and health-related teaching materials.

Mental Health America of Spartanburg County: $7,000
This grant provides support for an educational program from I.C. Hope called “Don’t Duck Mental Health.”  This program aims to break down the stigma of mental help and helps children and their parents feel comfortable with mental health issues.

Medical Group of the Carolinas – Palliative Care: $25,000
This support outfits a new clinic location in the Senior Health division of Palliative Care, which extends care to underserved seniors. The Palliative Care Program at SRHS focuses on providing patients with relief from the time of the diagnosis throughout their illness with the goal of improving the quality of life for the patient and their family.

New Day Clubhouse of Spartanburg: $7,000
This grant funds for art instructors, art supplies, musicians and educational field trips. New Day’s mission is to help individuals with special needs to live independently in the community.

Spartanburg County Parks Department: $10,000
This grant is to provide funding for Cleveland Park playground equipment used for 2-5 year olds and 5-12 year olds.

Spartanburg County School District Six: $7,500
This grant will enhance the classroom at Spartanburg Medical Center with technology, curriculum and staff development for Project SEARCH, a school-to-work program for 18-21 year olds.

Spartanburg Medical Center – Administration: $84,359
This grant will assist with the renovation required to expand the existing pre-procedure waiting room.

Spartanburg Medical Center – Hospitality Services: $78,497
This grant will provide funding for UV light devices to reduce harmful pathogens in surgical suites and patient rooms.

Spartanburg Medical Center Planning Department: $11,072
This grant will provide funding for a digitalization project in collaboration with the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Museum and Spartanburg County Public Library.

Spartanburg Medical Center – Rehab Oncology: $81,000
This grant funds the STAR program which improves rehabilitation access for cancer patients in all treatment phases, from pre-intervention through survivorship.

Spartanburg Shares Medical Loan Closet: $3,500
This grant provides funds for new technology and communication devices. Spartanburg Shares’ mission is to lend durable medical equipment, free of charge, to any resident in Spartanburg County.

Luke’s Free Medical Clinic: $30,000
This grant will provide funds for patients’ basic, life-sustaining medications. St. Luke’s offers health care to uninsured Spartanburg County residents. The clinic has primary medical care, physician ordered-medications, pastoral support and patient education.

The Family Effect: $11,250
This grant will fund detox clients from Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee counties.

The Salvation Army: $5,000
This grant will provide funds to complete the purchase of a new 15-passenger bus.

We Girlz Rock: $1,500
This grant funds 50 workbooks and journals for an HIV/AIDS motivational program held at the Limestone College Fullerton Auditorium in Gaffney, S.C.

West View Elementary: $3,300
This grant funds pedometers for children and staff/faculty to increase wellness and prevent obesity in children.

Prior Foundation Commitments

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Joe R. Utley Heart Resource Center “The Joe”: $79,049
Support heart-related community-based education and outreach services.

Sports Medicine: $4,450
Support the purchase of Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPact) software.

Nurse Family Partnership: $66,682
Provide assistance for two additional registered nurses to serve the target population.

AccessHealth Spartanburg: $39,860
Connects low-income, uninsured Spartanburg County adults with diabetes testing supplies, medications and transportation to physician appointments.

Emergency Center: $320,421
Funds improvements to expand the Behavioral Health and Women’s Emergency Room. 

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, NCCCP: $6,000
Funding for a community outreach program to enhance screening and education events in partnership with minority advisory councils.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, Oncology Support Services: $6,000
Funds educational materials and patient navigation to promote awareness of signs and symptoms of cancer and/or cover cost of screenings.

Julie Valentine Center: $9,701
Funds training for a therapist for victims of sexual assault and/or child abuse.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: $12,658
Provides funding for 12 rose chairs that will facilitate comfortable “Kangaroo Care” in the NICU.

SRMC Office of Community Health Policy & Strategy for SC: $15,000
Campaign to prevent teen pregnancy. Funds evidence-based clinical services in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties.

Women’s & Children’s Services: $5,000
Funds the purchase of “Stella the Starfish” plush toys for pediatric patients.  

Behavioral Health Task Force: $17,600
Reinstitutes and supports a mental health advocacy/education organization within our community.

BirthMatters: $3,000
Provides funding for manuals, parent resources and materials for the Nurturing Parent Program.

City of Spartanburg Fire Department: $15,200
Assists with the purchase of a new interactive safety house to educate students about fire prevention.

Greer Community Ministries: $10,010
Funding for automatic opening doors with a flat threshold at the facility’s main entrance.

Greer Relief & Resources Agency: $5,000
Funding for the Health Challenged Homelessness Prevention Program for disabled/elderly households.

Hope Remains Youth Ranch: $3,000
Funding for equipment and supplies for a health and training room.

Hub City Farmer’s Market: $8,500
Funds expanded mobile market services and a new prenatal to pre-k nutrition education program.

St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic: $20,000
Assists with patients basic, life-sustaining medications.

Second Chance Community At Hand: $6,759
Provides bedding supplies and shower replacement supplies for the male youth shelter ages 13 to 21 years old.

The Walker Foundation at the SC School for the Deaf and Blind: $4,313
Provides funding for two portable vital monitor diagnostic stations.  

TOTAL Ministries: $5,000
This grant will assist with basic life-sustaining medications.

Union County Schools: $5,211
Funding for Healthy Explorers program for kindergarten students and their families.

Westgate Family Therapy Institute: $25,000
Funding for play therapy toys and specialized counseling for pregnant and parenting adolescents and their children.

Regional Physician Group: $20,000 (Second installment of a $60,000 commitment)
Support for Hospitalist Fellow Clinician’s work in research and certification.

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System “The Joe”: $75,285 (Second installment of a $226,034 commitment)
Supports heart-related, community-based education and outreach services.

Sports Medicine: $4,450 (Second installment of a $13,350 commitment)
Supports the purchase of Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing software (ImPact).

BirthMatters: $7,785
Reduce postpartum depression and anxiety in low-income young women

Christmas in Action: $7,800
Building materials for home ramps for elderly, disabled and disadvantaged homeowners

Divinity Care Facility: $6,513
Shelter and medications for homeless male patients

First Tee of Spartanburg: $3,290
First Tee national school program at Woodland Heights Elementary

Girl Scouts of SC-Mountains to Midlands, Inc.: $9,500
New initiative for girls who are not currently Girl Scouts

Greer Community Ministries $10,000: (last installment of a $30,000 commitment)
Bus to provide safe transportation for seniors

Greer Relief & Resource Agency: $2,500
Prescription assistance program for individuals and families with emergency medical issues

The Haven: $20,000
Bedding supplies for homeless families

Helping Hands Ministries of the Woodruff Area, Inc.: $4,000
Pilot Healthy Choices program for preventing diabetes and stroke

Hope Center for Children: $5,000
Integration of online resources and donor databases following the merger of Ellen Hines Smith Girls’ Home and Children’s Shelter of the Upstate

Meeting Street Academy: $1,500
Health room equipment and health-related teaching materials

Middle Tyger Community Center: $19,200
Behavioral and mental health counseling services for low-income children and/or families

Mobile Meals Services of Spartanburg: $2,000
Purchase of 100 hot packs to keep meals hot while traveling to outlying communities

Monarch Elementary School: $3,400
Pedometers to increase wellness and prevent obesity

REACH Upstate, Inc.: $3,800
Expand pregnancy prevention program for at-risk teens

ReGenesis Healthcare Center: $85,000
Wellness on Wheels health program targeting low income children

SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy: $30,000 (last installment of a $60,000 commitment)
Safe health practices among sexually active teens

The Shepherd’s Center of Spartanburg: $2,000
Provide program materials for improved brain function in seniors

Southside Unity in the Community: $5,000
Playground equipment for St. Paul Community Park

SRHS AccessHealth: $80,000
Connect low-income, uninsured adults to medical care

SRHS Environmental Services: $6,396
Veri-Clean disinfection software for patient rooms

SRHS Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute: $7,000
Lung Cancer Early Detection Awareness and Screening Program

SRHS Joe R. Utley Heart Resource Center: $71,770 (first installment of a $225,000 commitment)
Heart-related community-based education and outreach services

SRHS Medical Education: $1,000
Convert valuable educational slides to a digital format for SRHS healthcare professionals

SRHS NICU: $28,245
SimNew B Baby infant simulator and accessories for nursing education

SRHS Nursing Family Partnership: $66,682 (over 3 years)
Two registered nurses to serve first-time teen mothers

SRHS Oncology Support Services/Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute: $5,000
Provide psychological services for low- income oncology patients

SRHS Palliative Care: $30,000
Palliative Care Education Resource Center

SRHS Physician Group: $20,000 (first installment of a $60,000 commitment)
Hospitalist fellow clinician for research and certification

SRHS Safe Kids: $10,495
Safe Kids Safety Town on Wheels

SRHS Sports Medicine: $4,450 (over 3 years)
Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT)

St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic $12,500
Provides patient basic, life-sustaining medications

Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry $6,500
Food pantry to serve nutritionally disadvantaged residents in Polk County

Ballet Spartanburg: $1,340
Training & Certification for Instructor Working with Parkinson’s Disease Movement Program

Children’s Advocacy Center of Spartanburg: $10,000
Forensic Assessment Program for Abused Children

Faith Home, Inc.: $2,000
Equipment & Supplies for Treatment Center

Girl Scouts of SC Mountains to Midlands: $3,000
Six Week Summer Exercise Program

Greenville Free Medical Clinic, Inc.: $2,000
Equipment and Supplies for Oral Health for Indigent Patients

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve, Inc.: $2,000
Paved Path for Garden Access for Visitors with Mobility Impairments

Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg: $12,723
Digital Imaging Program to Provide Dental Services to Increased Numbers of Uninsured Children

Miracle Hill Ministries: $5,000
Construction of Wheelchair Ramp

Partners for Active Living: $6,000
Additional B-Cycle Kiosk Stations for Community Bike Rentals

Project HOPE Foundation, Inc.: $12,479
Playground/Fence for Play Area for Children with Autism

Spartanburg Us TOO: $2,500
Funding for Prostate Cancer Support Group

SPIHN: $5,000
Counseling Services for Homeless Families

St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic: $10,000
Clinic Nurse Practitioner Position Support

Upstate Fatherhood Coalition: $3,000
Oral Health Supplies & Educational Materials to Low- Income Fathers Seeking Employment

Children’s Service Alliance/Regional Peds: $99,564
Kindergarten Toolkit and Early Childhood Screenings

Spartanburg Regional Physician Group: $20,000 (annually for 3 years = $60,000)
Support for Hospitalist Fellow Clinician Work in Research and Certification

SRHS AccessHealth: $4,780
Volunteer/Internship Coordinator Position Support

SRHS Cardiac Rehab: $13,120
Funding to Complete Renovation of Cardiac Rehab Center

SRHS Case Mgmt./Long Term Facilities: $31,000
Clinical Staff Training for Nursing Home Staff Members

SRHS Community Health/Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy: $30,000 (annually for 2 years)
Support for Safe Health Practices Among Sexually Active Teens

SRHS Guest Services: $24,180
Physical Improvements to Neuro/ICU Waiting Room

SRHS Pediatric Rehab/Halter: $60,600
Increased Access to Horseback Riding Therapy for Children with Special Needs

SRHS 8 Tower: $12,700
Education Materials and Rehabilitation Equipment for Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

VAP – Imaging Services: $68,500
Funding to Purchase an Early Detection Mobile Ultrasound Unit for Community Outreach Programs

Charles Lea Center: $1,000
To provide assistance in the “Empowering Independence” initiative toward the installation of a life skills training center

Children’s Advocacy Center: $6,000
To provide funding for in the child abuse therapy program

Church Builders Tabernacle: $12,483
To facilitate growth of the food pantry to serve the nutritionally disadvantaged

Greer Community Ministries: $10,000 over three years ($30,000)
To assist in purchase of a new bus that provides safer transportation for seniors

Habitat for Humanity: $5,750
To install new safety measures to make the construction experience and sites safer for their volunteers

Healthy Smiles: $5,476
To support adolescent health by reducing oral health and dental care disparities among adolescents in all Spartanburg County Schools

Helping Hands Ministry: $2,500
To assist with client prescriptions, free health screenings, supplies and program promotions

Middle Tyger Community Center: $9,000
To support counseling services in providing specialized play therapy to individuals and families

P.A.C.E. Center: $5,000
To provide funds to purchase and implement a computer network system streamlining and improving efficiency and effectiveness in all areas of business and client practices

Spartanburg Methodist College: $10,000
To purchase equipment and supplies for Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology labs

Spartanburg Regional Employee Wellness Program, Village Hospital: $7,740
To increase employee and community awareness on healthy nutrition choices through the “Healthy Tray Project”

Spartanburg Regional Ida Thompson Child Development Program: $971
To purchase Pediatric First Aid and CPR training materials to implement in training of staff for certification or re-certification in key safety areas.

Spartanburg Regional NICU: $10,000
To purchase educational programs for staff, educational material for parents and breast pumps for mothers

Spartanburg Regional Nursing Administration: $100,000
To develop and equip a High Fidelity Simulation (HFS) Lab to strengthen employee education within the healthcare system and community

Spartanburg Regional Occupational Therapy: $36,260
To purchase the Bioness H200 Upper Extremity and L300 Lower Extremity Rehabilitation System, which will support and improve treatment of patients with neurological diagnoses resulting in limb weakness or paralysis

Spartanburg Regional Orthopaedics: $8,527
To purchase specialized orthopedic recliners that will allow patients to remain out of bed for longer periods of time

SRHS Safe Kids: $4,198
To purchase Child Passenger Safety Simulator Training Seats and safety seat check point signs

Spartanburg Regional Security: $32,150
To purchase a specialized Training Lab with realistic training simulator systems, which will train and prepare Regional Security staff in safety and security

Village Hospital: $11,849
To purchase the Advanced Life Support Simulation Mannequin that will help prepare Village Hospital staff for emergency situations

St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic: $12,500
To provide the costs of a comprehensive organizational assessment, electronic health records, consolidation and implementation of new legal requirements

The Carpenters Table Community Outreach Center: $6,000
To provide assistance to over 100 people for breast cancer, prostate and cholesterol health screenings

The Children’s Security Blanket: $1,000
To provide assistance with expenses not covered by insurance to families of children in the treatment of cancer

The Walker Foundation: $3,727
To purchase adjustable changing tables for The School for the Multi-handicapped students

Total Ministries: $2,500
To fund the MEDIC (Medicine for the Elderly, Disabled, Infirm and Children) program in purchasing basic and life-sustaining medications

Woodruff Free Medical Clinic: $10,000
To provide quality health care to lower Spartanburg County residents who need assistance with healthcare and medication