Floyd Memorial Provides Medication Assistance to Patients Thanks to The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

December 21, 2010

Floyd Memorial recently received funds totaling $10,000 for patient medication assistance thanks to a generous grant by the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana – funded by the Paul Ogle Foundation and the Horseshoe Foundation. The funds will be used to provide short-term financial assistance to uninsured patients unable to afford their prescription medications.  This is the second year that Floyd Memorial has received the grant.

The poor economic conditions of late have prevented many patients from filling medications for serious conditions, leaving them open to complications that could result in hospitalization or even death. The previous year’s 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, the Paul Ogle Foundation and the Horseshoe Foundation, for their continued partnership in ensuring the health and wellbeing of our community members.