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Providence Health Care Foundation announces record funds distribution

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Providence Health Care Foundation distributed a record $10.1 million last year to finance projects at its six hospitals in Spokane and Stevens counties.

“In this complex world of health care, philanthropy has become more important than ever,” said Joyce M. Cameron, the foundation’s chief development officer. “The need continues to grow and thanks to the generosity of our donors, we’re able to support important initiatives that might not otherwise be funded.”

The foundation helps pay for a wide range of projects, ranging from a half-million-dollar piece of equipment to a wig for a child with cancer. The foundation gave out $6.1 million in 2016.

Programs supported by the foundation in 2017 include:

The Andrew Rypien School Program, which allows hospitalized children to keep up with their studies.

New imaging software that allows physicians to more quickly assess and treat stroke victims.

A high-tech driving simulator that helps patients at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute regain their driving skills.

An orthopedic fracture table at Providence Mount Carmel Hospital that enables Stevens County residents to undergo surgery close to home.

A remodel of the intensive care unit at Providence Holy Family Hospital and the stroke unit at St. Luke’s.

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