PeaceHealth in Florence Awarded Four Grants from Western Lane Community Foundation in 2013


(Florence, Ore)— Western Lane Community Foundation awarded PeaceHealth in Florence four grants in 2013.

Lisa McCullum, CNM, MSN, Director Maternal/Newborn Services, received $2,000 for a nursing staff member who was trained as a Certified Lactation Counselor. This CLC will then train and support breastfeeding mothers. The goal is to improve the outcomes of their breastfeeding efforts.
Pam Hight, Program Manager of Planned Care, received $2,280 to purchase two blood pressure monitors and mobile carts. Mobile units allow the monitors to be shared in the clinics as well as be used for community events.
Donna Becker, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, received $1,000 to fund the “We Honor Veterans” Program. This program offers a ceremony to veterans in recognition of their service to our country. Veterans are given personalized gifts that express our community’s gratitude and appreciation, thus honoring them at the end-of-life.
Peace Harbor’s Spiritual Care Department received $1,400 to fund the “No One Dies Alone” Program. This award provides funds to conduct training sessions to Vigil Volunteers who will sit with dying patients who have no family or friends to be with them in their last hours of life. Volunteers offer dying patients what money cannot buy – the presence of someone who cares. 
What is Western Lane Community Foundation?                       
In 1974, The Florence Rotary Club envisioned growth and prosperity for western Lane County. These visionaries also recognized a future opportunity to serve the community through philanthropic support. This was the motivation from which the Western Lane Community Foundation (WLCF) was born.
WLCF receives its resources from individuals, businesses and other organizations. WLCF selects qualified recipients for funding, based on need, in the form of grants, scholarships and donations for specific projects. The area served by WLCF is Florence, Mapleton, Dunes City and Deadwood.
The Foundation's mission is to improve life throughout Western Lane County by encouraging and maintaining philanthropic activity. WLCF focuses its giving in four major areas: culture, medicine and science, education, and social and civic services.
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