Kroger Food Program
Blount Memorial patients who would otherwise return to a home with no food, Blount Memorial Foundation has partnered with Kroger to provide assistance to bridge the gap between discharge and additional food assistance. Since November 2021, we have provided over 168 meals for patients.
Pilot and BreastStrokes Gas Card Program
Blount Memorial patients who must choose between putting fuel in the car and not receiving treatment. the Foundation has partnered with Pilot Flying J to provide fuel cards to assist our patients. We also partner with a nonprofit, BreastStrokes, to provide gas cards to female cancer patients in need of assistance. Through this program and other donations to our Cancer Center Patient Resource Fund, we assisted patients in driving 60,318 miles to and from cancer treatments in 2021.
Nutritional Supplement Program
With funds from our Cancer Center Patient Resource Fund, the Foundation covers the cost of supplemental nutrition for cancer patients in active treatment and would otherwise decline in health. In 2021, we provided 5,376 ounces of supplement.
The Foundation works with Blount Memorial Home Medical Equipment to cover the cost of oxygen for those patients who without our assistance would not receive the life-saving oxygen. If you or someone you love needs assistance, please reach out to Blount Memorial’s Case Management. In 2021, the Foundation covered the cost 44 times for a patient’s oxygen.
This program is for Blount Memorial patients who would otherwise not receive their life-saving, healing prescriptions. In 2021, we provided almost $1,200 in non-oncology prescriptions.
Patient Clothing Program
If a patient arrives in the ER or at the hospital, with no way to receive clean clothing, the Foundation is there to provide dignity and clean clothes for the patient. In 2021, we provided 339 articles of clothing, assisting almost 200 patients.
Home Health Equipment
Blount Memorial Foundation works with Blount Memorial Home Health Equipment to cover the cost of items to assist in the transition of a qualified patient to his/her home when discharged from the Hospital. To see a list of items provided in 2021, click here.
Medical Fitness Scholarships
Through the Foundation’s Healthy Heart Fund, the Foundation is able to provide scholarships for patients who need to participate in Blount Memorial Hospital’s Medical Fitness program. This program provides a monitored way for individuals to exercise. In 2021, the Foundation provided 31 months’ worth of scholarships.