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HVCH receives grant from Aladdin Shriners

Hocking Valley Community Hospital Foundation was named a grant recipient for $16,645 from the Aladdin Shriners Hospital Association for Children.

“These funds will assist our Rehabilitation Department in better serving our pediatric patients,” HVCH CEO Stacey Gabriel said.

Grant money will provide the following:

  • Seated Elliptical Trainer: This trainer provides low-impact, total body cardio and strengthening workout from a secure seated position. It is extremely effective in functional training when treating pediatric patients with orthopedic injuries. This trainer helps children and teens build muscle strength, increase cardiovascular endurance and improve balance and mobility.
  • Upper Body Cycle: This upper body cycle has adjustable arm cranks and low starting resistance which allows the user to adjust the cycle to the needs of the pediatric patient and has a step-thru design to enable pediatric patients to easily enter and exit. It can be used seated or standing and is wheelchair accessible.
  • Upright Cycle: This cycle has a dual seat adjustment and easy access making it ideal for users of all sizes, including pediatric patients. It helps provide physical therapy intervention to patients with sports or orthopedic injuries.
  • Rebounder with Ball Rack: The rebounder is used to improve dynamic balance and reaction times for pediatric patients recovering from orthopedic injury, enabling them to improve normal daily function or return to sport activities.

“Grant money and support from organizations like the Aladdin Shriners help propel our hospital forward,” Chief Public Relations Officer Latricia Johnston said. “We are very grateful for the continued support of the Shriners. At Hocking Valley Community Hospital, everyone is treated with excellent care regardless of their ability to pay. With grants such as this one, HVCH will continue leading the way to a healthier community.”

Hocking County’s local Shrine Club has approximately 50 members; the 200 Shrines worldwide consist of 350,000 members. Shriners Hospital for Children is one of the most respected charities nationally and known for their philanthropic support in caring for pediatric patients who have experienced orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate. Over the years, Shriners Hospitals have expanded to an extraordinary health system with 22 facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico.