The Blue Ridge HealthCare Foundation holds an annual employee giving campaign titled HOPE Campaign. Teammates within Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge (CHS Blue Ridge) can donate to a variety of areas including the Granting HOPE fund. Following the HOPE Campaign, departments within CHS Blue Ridge can apply for grant money during our Granting HOPE period for supplies, equipment, projects and other items that enhance patient care.
2019 Granting HOPE Impact to CHS Blue Ridge Patients and Teammates - $43,945.64
Breadth of Impact – Items funded:
Blue Ridge Medical Group Physician Practice Management
- Optos eye machine for diabetic screening to help detect retinopathy in diabetic patients and other eye issues.
- Ability to provide free diabetic retinal exams for uninsured or underinsured diabetic patients.
Blue Ridge Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine – CPAP machines for patients with sleep apnea
Table Rock Family Medicine – EKG machine
Emergency Department – Single use bronchoscope for difficult intubation
Lenoir Family Practice
- Diagnostic spirometry system which measures lung function.
- Video remote interpreting
Blue Ridge Geriatrics – Materials and equipment for clinic on fall prevention.
McDowell Medical Associates – Pediatric vision screening to detect issues early and make appropriate referrals.
Medical/Surgical Unit – Buck’s Traction complete set used to stabilize and realign bone fractures and to reduce pain of a fracture prior to surgery.
Behavioral Health – Assist patients with personal care needs that will lead them back to communities with a socially acceptable presentation.
Grace Ridge Retirement Community – Intergenerational Music Program that brings together underprivileged musically inclined kids from Burke Outreach Center and residents of Grace Ridge to put on a musical show.
Wound Care and Cancer Center – Outdoor bench for Greenway Transportation bus stop.
Quality/Disease Specific Care Team – Blood pressure kits to stroke patients to self-monitor.
Women’s Health Group – Breast exam simulators to teach the correct approach to breast exams and what to look for.
Nuclear Medicine, Inpatient & Outpatient Radiology – Bariatric IV chairs for bariatric patients who have IVs or other injections.
- Nurses Clinical Pocket Guide that provide a framework for thinking in 66 urgent clinical situations.
- Reminder cards to follow Advanced Cardiac Life Support intervention.
Lab Morganton and Valdese –Fluorescent light filters