January 2004

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At its January 27th board meeting, The Jewish Fund approved $2,402,088 in grant payments for 19 primarily health-related programs.

Over $1 million of the grants will benefit the Detroit Medical Center, including $400,000 to Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital to purchase a state-of-the-art critical care heart monitor system. “We are very pleased and grateful to receive funding for advanced cardiac monitors, including equipment for transporting critical care patients, and a central monitoring station. In addition, The Jewish Fund’s generous gift will fund the changeover of our wireless monitoring equipment to a frequency dedicated to medical care. This will eliminate potential ‘talk-over’ with other wireless devices, including police and fire equipment. This new technology will enable us to continue providing safe, high-quality patient care,” said Robert Yellan, president of Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital.

Other DMC grants, totaling $408,192, will help Sinai Grace Hospital to purchase: 5 beds for its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, an electrophysiology system for its Comprehensive Heart Center Catherization Lab, biofeedback equipment for its Crown Pointe Pain Management Clinic in Oak Park and surgical equipment for the Berry Health Center in West Bloomfield.

Jewish Fund grants also will help the Salvation Army to expand medical services at the Denby Center for homeless children in Detroit, The Friendship Circle to hire an educational coordinator for LifeTown, the Arthritis Foundation of Michigan to develop a comprehensive arthritis education and management program in the Jewish community, and support the continuation of 8 other programs that have multi-year grants from the Fund.

The Jewish Fund was created in 1997 from proceeds of the sale of Sinai Hospital to the Detroit Medical Center and has since awarded $24.3 million in grants to expand health and human services to residents of metropolitan Detroit.

Following is a complete listing of the dollars allocated and purposes of the latest awards.

  1. Arthritis Foundation of Michigan (Southfield, Michigan): $110,000 over 2 years to develop a comprehensive arthritis education and management program in the Detroit Jewish community.
  2. Children’s Dental Health Foundation (Farmington Hills, Michigan): $40,000 to provide dental services to uninsured children and families in Detroit.
  3. City Connect Detroit (Detroit, Michigan): $25,000 to increase federal and national grant support for the City of Detroit and the metro Detroit nonprofit community.
  4. City Year (Detroit, Michigan): $75,000 to sponsor the Jewish Community City Year team in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, United Jewish Foundation and Jewish Community Council.
  5. DMC/Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital (Commerce, Michigan): $400,000 to purchase a state-of-the-art critical care heart monitor system.
  6. DMC/Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital (Commerce, Michigan): $50,000 for an on-site health and wellness program at the Jewish Apartments through Huron Valley’s Kreiger Geriatric Center.
  7. DMC/Sinai-Grace Hospital (Detroit, Michigan): $140,000 to purchase 5 beds for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
  8. DMC/Sinai-Grace Hospital (Detroit, Michigan): $24,200 to purchase biofeedback equipment for the Crown Pointe Pain Management program in Oak Park.
  9. DMC/Sinai-Grace Hospital (Detroit, Michigan): $43,492 to purchase an electrophysiology system for the Comprehensive Heart Center Catherization Lab.
  10. DMC/Sinai-Grace Hospital (Detroit, Michigan): $194,000 to purchase surgical equipment for the Berry Health Center in West Bloomfield.
  11. DMC/Sinai-Grace Hospital (Detroit, Michigan): $6,500 for the 17th annual Benard Maas Lecture Series.
  12. Friendship Circle (West Bloomfield, Michigan): $80,000 over 2 years to hire an educational director for Ferber Kaufman LifeTown, a new facility that will serve as a therapy center, social meeting place and activity center for children with special needs.
  13. Henry Ford Health System (Detroit, Michigan): Up to $10,000 to support start-up costs for the Detroit Wayne County Health Authority.
  14. Jewish Apartments and Services, Jewish Family Service, Kadima (Oak Park/Southfield, Michigan): $674,000 to provide in home support services to over 700 frail older adults so that they may continue to live as independently as possible in their own homes.
  15. Jewish Apartments & Services (Oak Park, Michigan): $60,000 for a partnership program with the University of Michigan Geriatrics Center designed to reduce the incidence of fall related injuries by residents.
  16. Jewish Apartments & Services (Oak Park, Michigan): $25,000 for a mental health program in collaboration with the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology and Jewish Family Service.
  17. Jewish Community Center (West Bloomfield, Michigan): $100,000 for the Kids All Together Program to integrate children with disabilities into existing recreational and social programs at the JCC.
  18. Jewish Home and Aging Services/JVS (West Bloomfield and Southfield, Michigan): $384,896 for the Dorothy and Peter Brown Adult Day Care Program.
  19. Salvation Army (Southfield, Michigan): $40,000 to expand medical services at the Denby Center, a residential facility in Detroit for homeless children awaiting placement with a foster family.

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The Jewish Fund Approves $2,402,088 in Grant Payments