BANDON – Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center will be able to purchase new IV pumps for its medical-surgical floor with a $5,000 grant from the Coquille Tribal Community Fund. The grant was secured by the hospital’s foundation, the Southern Coos Health Foundation.
This grant will greatly impact the ability of its nursing staff to perform their duties efficiently and effectively. With the grant of $5,000, the foundation will purchase four IV pumps that will be placed in the medical-surgical floor and emergency department. The contribution from the Coquille Tribal Community Fund will be pooled with gifts from a wide range of individual, corporate, and foundation donors to purchase a total of 25 IV pumps for the entire hospital.
Founded in 2001 by the Coquille Indian Tribe, the Tribal Community Fund has distributed more than $6.1 million to support projects in the areas of education, health, public safety, arts and culture, problem gaming treatment and historic preservation, in a five-county region of Southwestern Oregon. This year the fund awarded 57 grants totaling $291,163.
The fund reflects the commitment of the Coquille Indian Tribe to take a proactive, positive role in the community’s well being. Supported by a percentage of revenue from The Mill Casino, the fund is managed and distributed by a board of community leaders and Tribal representatives.
For organizations wishing to be considered for the next round of funding, the deadline for applications is Nov. 30, 2018. For more information, visit the Fund’s website at www.coquilletribalfund.org.
Southern Coos Health Foundation
The Southern Coos Health Foundation is an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization that raises funds to benefit the Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center in Bandon. Founded in 2007, the Southern Coos Health Foundation has raised over $1.5 million for projects and equipment that directly impact the care at its medical facility. For more information about the Foundation and how to make a tax-deductible gift, call Scott McEachern, executive director, at 541-329-1040 or email at email@example.com.