Helping Hands Grants

The Athens-Limestone Hospital Foundation awards monthly grants for equipment and material needs throughout the hospital. The maximum amount per grant per month is $2,000. Grants cannot be given for travel or conference fees. Monthly grants are awarded to departments applying for financial assistance in purchasing items that will be used within the hospital and pertain to patient safety, care, comfort and or convenience.

Since it's inception, ALHF's Helping Hands has awarded close to $55,000 in grants. From its very first award for Patient Safety Materials, the list of recipients has grown to include:

Over Sized Leather Recliners
Intubation Trainer (both adult and child)
GPS Systems for Ambulances
Intraosseous Drill
Steady Patient Lift
Pre and Postnatal Education Materials
Astra Fintertip Oximeter
Blanket Warmer
Spot Vital Sign Monitor
2 Treatment Tables
2 Temporal Thermometers
Radios and Accessories
Laser-Lite Videx
Welch-Allyn Earwash System
Spot Vital Sign BP Monitor
Spot Vital Sign BP Monitor
Audio Visual System
Trailer for Haz-Mat Tent
Nursery Teaching Packets
Patient Safety Materials
Employee Health Software
Performance Improvements Boards
Television for Waiting Area
Mattress Covers for Sleeper Chairs
Display Cases for Waiting Rooms
Speaker System for Aerobics
Titmus Vision Screen
Ultrasound Machine
Soiled Linen Hampers
Steady Patient Lift
Scale Tronix Wheelchair
Red Cross Admission Station
Sleep Lab
Education Dept.
Ambulance Serv.
Emergency Dept.
2East and 3East
Mother/Baby Unit
2East and 3East
Imaging Dept.
Medical East
Physical Therapy
Nursing Serv.
Medical East
Wellness Center
Emergency Serv.
Pediatric Center
Patient Safety
Ed./Emp. Health
Waddell Center Family Medicine
Mother/Baby Unit
Wellness Center
Medical East
Physical Therapy
Environmental Services
Wellness Center
Nursing Services

The list gets longer every month, and each item is meant specifically to promote and enhance the care and convenience of our patients on a daily basis. In coming months, we will share photos and comments from staff members with you. You will see and hear how working together can make...a DIFFERENCE.

If you would like to be involved in this great work of caring for the patients at ALH, please contact Lory Walmsley at 233-9236 or