Floyd Memorial recently concluded awarding funds totaling $20,000 for patient medication assistance thanks to a generous grant by the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana. The grant – funded by The Paul Ogle Foundation and the Horseshoe Foundation – was used from June 2009 to June 2010 to provide short-term financial assistance to uninsured patients unable to afford their prescriptions.
Current economic conditions have prevented many patients from filling medications for serious conditions, leaving them open to complications that could result in hospitalization or even death. This grant provided over 100 patients in need with temporary supplies of costly but necessary medications until they were able to make other arrangements for assistance.
The patients served by the grant have benefited significantly by having a decreased need to seek medical care, emergency department treatment and hospitalization due to their ability to adhere to their prescribed medication plan. Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services wishes to recognize and thank the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana for their continued partnership in ensuring the health and wellbeing of our community members.