Palm Drive Hospital: Imaging Equipment

December 2011: Palm Drive Health Care Foundation grants $26,971 for a MRI injector for use in the Imaging Department. … [Read more...]

Palm Drive Hospital: Emergency Room Equipment

October 2011: Palm Drive Health Care Foundation grants $10,029 in funding to Palm Drive Hospital for a cardiac monitor/defibrillator and an eye pressure measuring device for use in the Emergency Room. … [Read more...]

CERES Community Project, The Cancer Journey: A Day of Healing

September 2011:  Palm Drive Health Care Foundation provides $10,000 to the Ceres Community Project cancer education conference, The Cancer Journey: A Day of Healing, scheduled for October 30th. The funding for this project was provided by the Dan Smith and Joan Marler Donor Advised Fund of the Sonoma County Community Foundation in honor of the late Rae Cary. Rae was a dedicated member of the Palm Drive Auxiliary for many years and is missed by everyone at the hospital. … [Read more...]

Sebastopol Area Senior Center: Expansion of Volunteer Driver Transportation Program

July 2011: Palm Drive Health Care Foundation grants $10,000 to the Sebasatopol Area Senior Center to expand their Volunteer Driver Transportation Program. Terry Kelly, ED of the Senior Center stated "There are many issues today that concern seniors. Ranking near the top of this list are Health Care and Transportation. This program's impact on these issues are assisting seniors by getting them to a variety of medical appointments. Since our inception in 2008, the Volunteer Driver Transportation Program has provided over 10,000 one-way rides to West County Seniors. Of these rides, 48% have … [Read more...]

The First Annual Bay Area Integrative Medicine for the Under Served Conference

July 2011: Palm Drive Health Care Foundation provides a $500 sponsorship for The First Annual Bay Area Integrative Medicine for the Under Served Conference. Conference materials state "This conference will discuss affordable integrative approaches to common chronic disease, teach participants how to organize and be reimbursed for group medical visits, and demonstrate the myriad ways in which Integrative and Holistic Medicine can be applied in the community clinic sector. In the world of chronic disease management, many integrative treatments are not only more effective but also more cost … [Read more...]

Healthy for Life: Guerneville Elementary School

July 2011: Palm Drive Health Care Foundation grants $10,000 to support the Healthy for Life Program implemented at Guerneville Elementary School. In the grant request, the Healthy for Life Program stated "The mission of the program is to improve the health and physical fitness of children through physical and nutritional education activities and to ensure they have access to a medical home. The primary objectives of the program are to: increase physical activity, improve nutrition understanding & practice, improve self-esteem, implement school health index process, reduce overweight and … [Read more...]

Palm Drive Hospital: New Hospital Beds

June 2011: Palm Drive Health Care Foundation grants $51,294 for seven new hospital beds. These modern beds are designed to reduce patient falls and monitor weight. Karen Cauthen, CNO says patients are much more comfortable and the new beds make nursing critically ill patients much easier. … [Read more...]

Emergency Department Linking Research

March 2011: Palm Drive Health Care Foundation provides $4,500 in funding to ReSearch In Action for Emergency Department Linking research. Steven J. Murphy stated "The Emergency Department (ED) delivers a major portion of health care - often with incomplete knowledge about the patient. As such, EDs patients and staff alike derive vital benefits from the capacity to send and receive treatment documentation via regional health information exchange." … [Read more...]

Resorts in Bloom – A Garden Tour for Charity Sponsor

May 2011: Palm Drive Health Care Foundation provided a $500 sponsorship to Resorts in Bloom - a Garden Tour for Charity, benefitting West County Health Centers, a non-profit federally-qualified health center. To find out more about Resorts in Bloom, click here … [Read more...]

Community-Based Wellness Volunteer Program

May 2011: Palm Drive Health Care Foundation grants $5,000 to support the start-up and development of a Community-Based Wellness Volunteer Program. The grant request by the West County Health Centers stated "The goals of the program are: 1) to improve access to affordable, quality health care for families and individuals in west Sonoma County; 2) to help WCHC patients and community members achieve better health through wellness activities; and 3) to enhance the paitient experience at WCHC through internal support and improved coordination with external partners." To find out more about … [Read more...]