Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital has been selected to receive a $5,000 grant from Impact 100 of Crawford County, a part of the Crawford County Foundation. These funds will be used to implement an Athlete Heat Illness Prevention and Treatment Program for the Sullivan and Cuba School Districts, through the MBSH/Athletic Trainer partnership programs, a component of the Therapy and Wellness Center.
The Heat Illness Prevention and Treatment program will consist of an education component for athletes, coaches and parents. It will also purchase additional equipment to better diagnose and treat heat illness such as thermometers to obtain core body temperature, ice tubs to provide immediate cooling when overheating is identified, and updated hydration equipment that meets higher sanitation standards than what is currently available. All these tools will ensure athletes have access to adequate hydration during games and practices.
“We are very grateful and excited to receive this grant,” said Emily Kurtz, MBSH Certified Athletic Trainer for the Cuba School District. “Heat Illness is the leading cause of illness and death in high school athletes, and these funds will allow us to purchase supplies and educational materials to ensure we are doing everything necessary to keep our athletes safe.”
Pictured: Kathy Lasley, President, Impact 100 Crawford County; Emily Kurtz, MBSH Certified Athletic Trainer for Cuba School District; and Natalie Counts, MBSH Sr. Consultant, Communications & Marketing
Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality health-care services to area residents through our thirty-five bed critical access hospital and three rural clinics, all located in Crawford County. MBSH is committed not only to clinical excellence, but also to community collaboration, outreach and education and has a long history of partnering with area organizations to achieve our mission of improving the health of the people and communities we serve. Through various programs such as Community Health Education, an Annual, Free Community Health Fair and School Partnerships, Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital works diligently to ensure our reach extends to all residents in our service area.
Impact 100 - Crawford County is a women’s giving circle designed to improve the quality of life in the Crawford County area. Beginning in October every year, 100 or more women will be recruited to donate $500 by August 1 of the following year. Then every September those same 100 or more women will meet to hear presentations from local non-profit organizations and vote to award impactful grants of $5,000, $10,000 or more to be used by the non-profits to improve the lives of Crawford County residents.