Perry Co. children’s healthcare fund accepting applications | Community Spirit
PERRYVILLE, MO (KFVS) - Recently, Perry County Health System established a Children’s Healthcare Fund to benefit local children of Perry County with extensive healthcare needs.
An application process has been developed to facilitate the disbursement of the contributions received and Perry County Health System is now accepting applications until June 1.
Patrick Carron, President/CEO of Perry County Health System expressed his passion for the Children’s Healthcare Fund and stated, “It is heartbreaking to see so many children battle serious illnesses. During this time, their parents are under enormous stress for multiple reasons. Therefore, Perry County Health System established this fund to take some of the weight off of their shoulders and reduce the financial stress their family is facing.”
To provide support for the Children’s Healthcare Fund, Perry County Health System partnered with Frank Robinson and Robinson Construction to hold the first annual skeet shoot at the Robinson Skeet Range this past fall. The skeet shoot was a success and raised approximately $10,800 for the fund. With the fund now established, Perry County Health System would like to disburse the money to children of Perry County who are suffering from a serious illness or disability and who, along with their families, are under significant financial strain. To expand the benefit, PCMH has set a goal of getting a dollar written off for every dollar it contributes to the individual’s debt. Therefore, they hope to help out local families by reducing the families’ financial obligations by at least $21,600.
An application process has been set up to determine the recipients of the donation. This fund is for children 18 years and under to help defray out of pocket medical expenses. The application as well as requirement information is available by contacting the PCMH Business Office at 573-768-3234 or by visiting www.pchmo.org. All applications must be received by June 1, 2013 to be considered.
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