The Norman Regional Health Foundation granted $31,000 in awards to help community members that Norman Regional Health System serves.
The grants include the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and other equipment for Moore Medical Center. The Porter Avenue campus in Norman received new equipment for the surgery department. Additional grants were given for education and training opportunities for the pharmacy and women’s and children’s departments.
“The Foundation, through the generosity of our donors, plays a vital role in the health and well-being of the people within the communities served by Norman Regional,” said James Harp, Norman Regional Health Foundation awards and grants committee chair.
The committee also approved grants for the purchase of 100 flu vaccines for the Blanchard Family Medicine Clinic.
“Last year, a record number of people received free influenza vaccinations during the annual Drive-Thru Flu Shot clinic,” said Marilyn M. Geiger, executive director of the Foundation.
This year the Foundation will offer 500 vaccinations at Moore Medical Center located at 700 South Telephone Road, November 8 at 8:00 a.m. and 1,100 at Norman Regional HealthPlex located at 3400 West Tecumseh and I-35, November 15 at 9:00 a.m. These limited numbers of vaccinations are free of charge and are available to community residents on a first-come basis.
Norman Regional Health Foundation, established in 1983, is an increasingly important source of funding for Norman Regional’s current needs and priorities, helping to strengthen the Health System in an ever changing and challenging healthcare environment.