Five Healthcare Programs to Split $12,000 From Inland Northwest Health Services Foundation

Washington's Only Dedicated Medical Rehabilitation Hospital, Kids Diabetes

Camp Among Beneficiaries of Building a Future Together Employee Contribution


Jul 16, 2004, 01:00 ET from Inland Northwest Health Services Foundation

    SPOKANE, Wash., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The INHS Foundation, a fund
 raising arm of Inland Northwest Health Services, has selected five healthcare
 programs that serve the needs of patients in eastern Washington, north Idaho
 and western Montana to receive $12,000 in targeted program support.
     The recipients include Camp Fun in the Sun, a program for children with
 diabetes which will receive $3,000 to support camp scholarships for children
 in financial need. Northwest MedStar, the region's premiere air ambulance
 service will receive $1,616 to finance purchase of training equipment for
 MedStar medical crews. St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute, the only facility
 in Washington dedicated to complete medical rehabilitation care, will receive
 the balance of the grant money to benefit both patient and professional
 development programs.
     "Each of the program recipients has a direct impact on the lives of so
 many patients and families in the communities we serve," said John Layman,
 President of the INHS Foundation board of directors. "We are proud to be able
 to support these worthy organizations and are proud that so many employee
 contributions to the INHS Foundation make the Building a Future Together
 awards possible," Layman said.
     Inland Northwest Health Services is a non-profit corporation formed by
 Deaconess Medical Center, Holy Family Hospital, Sacred Heart Medical Center,
 and Valley Hospital and Medical Center for the purpose of providing
 collaborative healthcare services for the people of Spokane and the Inland
 Northwest. INHS companies include St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute,
 Community Health Education and Resources (CHER), Children's Miracle Network,
 Northwest Telehealth, Information Resource Management, and Northwest MedStar.
 For more information on INHS visit our Website at
     CONTACT:  Ryan Moede, +1-509-232-8318, or cell, +1-509-863-4566, or, for INHS.

SOURCE Inland Northwest Health Services Foundation