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5Jul 2016
Jul 5, 2016

Metrocrest Hospital Authority awarded more than $890,000 in grants

The Metrocrest Hospital Authority (MHA) has awarded $893,310 in grants from the organization during its inaugural funding cycle. The MHA has placed a priority on enhancing the quality of life for the residents of the Metrocrest service area, particularly Carrollton and Farmers Branch. The projects and initiatives funded by MHA will impact the lives of at-risk populations, use evidence-based models, and emphasize collaboration among grantees. Metrocrest Hospital Authority is partnering with The Dallas Foundation to manage its charitable giving efforts.

“The Dallas Foundation has long been a trusted philanthropic partner in North Texas. Our partnership has provided MHA with valuable insight and assistance with implementing a thorough and rigorous grants process, allowing us to invest our community funds in ways that will yield the greatest impact for the Carrollton Farmers Branch community,” said Craig Greenway, board president of Metrocrest Hospital Authority.

  • Seven Dallas-area nonprofit organizations were approved for funding, including:
  • American Heart Association, to provide Hypertension Treatment Algorithm and CPR in Schools training;
  • Baylor Healthcare Foundation, to provide extended hours for a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and a Community Health Worker/Navigator position;
  • The Bridge Breast Network, to provide breast cancer education and screenings and need-based funding assistance for costs related to surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation for women in the Carrollton Farmers Branch area;
  • Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County, in support of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program;
  • The Concilio, in support of its Healthy Kids, Healthy Families and Comprando Rico y Sano programs, as well as CHIP enrollment efforts;
  • Metrocrest Community Clinic, in support of preventative screenings offered in collaboration with UT Southwestern Medical Center;
  • Metrocrest Services, to provide access to nutritional food to children during the summer and throughout the school year, as well as need-based financial assistance for medical co-pays, and a new Senior Specialist position.

“Metrocrest Hospital Authority is excited to continue our support of the community in a more impactful way with larger grants. We look forward to working with local agencies and welcoming new agencies delivering services to our community,” said Charles B. Heath, CEO, Metrocrest Hospital Authority.

For more information on Metrocrest Hospital Authority’s grant making or the next funding cycle, contact Krista Weinstein at kweinstein@dallasfoundation.org or 214-741-9898.

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