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Thursday Aug. 17, 2017
Broward Health North Receives $8,440 Grant From Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

DEERFIELD BEACH -- Broward Health North is proud to announce that it has received an $8,440 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The Quality of Life program awards grants to fellow nonprofits that mirror the Reeve Foundation’s mission and commitment to foster community engagement, enhance independence and promote healthy self-esteem.

Broward Health North’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Spinal Cord Injury Program will use the grant to purchase current technology and equipment to be used to educate and train patients’ families and caregivers in the safe and proper usage of the equipment once the patient moves from the hospital to home, improving the patient’s quality of life. 

”We are proud to offer this innovative equipment at Broward Health North,” said Robert Bugg, Interim CEO. “We are committed to providing our patients with the best possible healthcare and an excellent patient experience, bringing this new technology and equipment on board is one more way we can deliver excellent care.”

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, announced it has awarded $809,291 to 90 nonprofits nationwide during the 1st grant cycle of 2017. The Quality of Life program conceived by the late Dana Reeve has awarded over $22 million in grants to 2,956 programs since its inception in 1999. Funding for the grants is made available through the Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) operated by the Reeve Foundation under a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“We are continually looking for new ways for individuals living with paralysis to reintegrate themselves into the community through our grant recipient programs,” said Maggie Goldberg, VP of Policy and Programs. “Whether it is a small grant for a ramp to access a public building, or a larger award to support an accessible playground or create a transportation service, each project brings us closer to our ultimate goal of full inclusion and independence.”

Broward Health, providing service for more than 75 years, is a nationally recognized system in South Florida that offers world-class healthcare to all. The Broward Health system includes the statutory teaching hospital Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group, Broward Health Urgent Care, Broward Health International, and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org.