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Vidant Health Foundation provided $500,000 to Beaufort County EMS – Partnership will improve emergency services across the county

Aug 05, 2015

Washington, NC – Working together with Beaufort County Emergency Management, the Vidant Health Foundation provided a $500,000 grant-in-aid to help upgrade emergency services across Beaufort County.

“This grant is about providing the right mixture of services for sustainable health across Beaufort County,” said Joel Butler, president of the Vidant Health Foundation. “Vidant has a community role that encompasses much more than hospital care.”

The foundation has been giving out grants for these purposes since 1999. A similar grant was given to Washington County last year to upgrade paramedic level services with a Quick Response Vehicle. The Foundation gave $80,000 to the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office last year to place automated external defibrillators (AED) units in patrol cars which have already been to use to save lives. In 2013, Hyde County received a $250,000 grant from Vidant Health and upgraded two emergency transport vehicles. 

The mission of Vidant Health Foundation is to develop relationships and secure financial resources to support the health and wellness services, programs and projects of Vidant Health hospitals and the counties they serve. The foundation includes partnerships with foundations at Vidant Medical Center and all of Vidant’s community hospitals. This year the foundation will give out more than $1.8 million in the form of 132 grants.  To find out more about Vidant’s Community Benefit program go to https://www.vidanthealth.com/About-Vidant-Health/Community-Benefits.

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