Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Bradley Hospital and Newport Hospital have received grants totaling $250,000 from the Van Beuren Charitable Foundation, a Rhode Island-based grantmaking organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the unique characteristics of Newport County and improving the quality of life for its residents.
The $150,000 awarded to Bradley Hospital will be used to enhance outpatient child mental health services in Newport County through a joint program of Bradley Hospital and Newport Hospital. The $100,000 received by Newport Hospital will support the hospital’s interventional radiology program.
As part of the award to Bradley Hospital, the grant will allow the hospital to bring a child psychiatrist, psychologist and assorted outpatient services to Newport Hospital this fall as an extension of Bradley Hospital. Newport Hospital recognized a greater need for pediatric mental health care in the local community and created this partnership with Bradley Hospital.
The goal of the partnership is to eventually offer a full range of outpatient programs for children in Newport Country, so that they can receive the treatment they need close to home and possibly avoid the need for hospitalization.
Through its $100,000 grant, Newport Hospital will expand interventional radiology services, with the goal of providing minimally invasive procedures through image-guided technology for treatment of blood clots, blocked vessels, tumors, and other problems.
This expansion constitutes a nearly $2 million project. The Van Beuren grant actually adds $150,000 to the program fundraising, because it comes during a timeframe that allows it to be counted as part of a challenge grant from the Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust. That challenge period ends on June 30, and this grant brings the amount raised to within $50,000 of the challenge.
Together, the Bradley Hospital and Newport Hospital grants from the Van Beuren Charitable Foundation create services in Newport County that will benefit countless children and adults who live locally.
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