Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center announced that the UniHealth Foundation awarded the facility $601,296 for stroke care to be spent over a three year period. The purpose of the grant is to support the launch and sustainability of a transitional care program designed to prevent secondary stroke and facilitate quality of life. The program will be nurse-led and provide enhanced care coordination to stroke patients following discharge. Additionally, the program will offer culturally appropriate stroke prevention education to the community.
“This grant is an important contribution toward our healing mission by providing the high quality, compassionate care our patients can expect from Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital. Ensuring patients have access to the resources they need to prevent a second stroke is critical to a successful recovery,” said Hospital President Jack Ivie. “We are grateful to the UniHealth Foundation for their unwavering commitment to our hospital programs and to the overall health and wellness of the communities we serve.”
Specifically, the grant will provide seed funding, which includes two new nursing positions. The nurses offer support and education to stroke patients and their families after they leave the hospital ensuring that patients are taking their medications, seeing their doctor, and improving patients’ quality of life as they heal following their hospital visit.