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Dr. John Warner Hospital Receives Grants For Several Areas of Needs

The Dr. John Warner Hospital has received some good news in the area of their financial state.

The DJWH has been awarded several grants that will allow them to continue training staff members and extend services they provide. Sandy Rice is the Director of Business Development at the Clinton hospital explains there were seven grants to apply for, and the Dr. John Warner Hospital applied for and received three of those grants. She says the grants are very important to the continued services of the hospital.

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Rice notes the grants will allow for the hospital to put on a health fair that will promote chronic disease prevention, which will also go to training for the staff in preparation of the hospital becoming a stroke ready hospital. The grants will also go towards equipment upgrades and staff recruitment and retention efforts as well.

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Part of those equipment upgrades the hospital would see would be the automated CPR machines in the ambulances. Rice says one of the hospital's ambulances has had one of the machines as a loaner unit, and it has already saved a life. She says the advantages of the automated CPR unit will be consistency and it will not tire out, two disadvantages to a human element when performing CPR. She says larger area hospitals such as Peoria and Bloomington already have the vest-like unit.

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Rice says the grants will also expand on the services the hospital can provide. She says the community could see the effects of some of the grants the hospital received in the near future.

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