Meade, KS, – December 23, 2022 – Artesian Valley Health System (AVHS) in Meade, Kansas, is happy to announce the receipt of a $7,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Southwest Kanas. The grant will be applied towards the Pediatric Eye on Sight program, created by the healthcare system, to provide comprehensive vision assessments to a larger population.
AVHS recognized the need to treat eye abnormalities and prevent secondary disorders at their rural health clinics. As a result, they created the Pediatric Eye on Sight program. The program’s desired outcome was to provide comprehensive vision assessments to a larger, diverse population while saving time, decreasing patient discomfort, and increasing patient compliance. They needed to purchase digital vision screeners for this care and early intervention. The vision screeners help detect vision disorders and media opacities and screen infants and individuals with concussions starting at five months of age. Therefore, AVHS requested assistance from the Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas to help raise funds and purchase the equipment.
The funds from the Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas will allow AVHS to reach the program’s desired outcome. AVHS is sincerely grateful for the Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas and its purpose to serve the community’s best interests.
Artesian Valley Health System is a local non-profit organization in Meade, Kansas, and serves the healthcare needs of the surrounding communities through Meade District Hospital, Meade, Montezuma, Plains Rural Health Clinics, and Lone Tree Retirement Center. To learn more about Artesian Valley Health System (AVHS), visit our website at www.avhealthsystem.com or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
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