Finley Health Foundation and Visiting Nurse Association Awarded DRA Grants
UnityPoint Health Finley Health Foundation is the recipient of two grants from the Dubuque Racing Association.
One grant, in the amount of $10,000, is to purchase pulmonary function equipment and software for the respiratory Therapy Department. The Foundation was also awarded a $3,000 grant for the purchase of Tyvek suits for the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA).
The pulmonary function equipment allows for the diagnosis and treatment of potential lung disease and overall lung health for individuals. The equipment will communicate test results across the UnityPoint Health system, allowing experts within the system to view test results immediately and coordinate as a team to help diagnose and treat patients in an efficient and timely matter.
The VNA will use Tyvek suits to protect clients and staff from the spread of bed bugs in their home care programs. Staff members of the VNA Home Care Aide and Homemaking programs visit multiple homes each day that may have bed bugs present. Staff will wear Tyvek suits into the home, thus minimizing any chance of bed bugs traveling from location to location.
"We are grateful to have the DRA as a generous partner and thank them for their continued support," said David Brandon, President and CEO of Finley Hospital. "The pulmonary function equipment will enable Finley to provide coordinated care to patients with a variety of respiratory conditions and the Tyvek suites will help minimize the spread of bed bugs amongst the VNA clients and staff."