The board of the Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care awarded grants to nonprofit groups associated with Benjamin Kutnicki, MD, of Carrollton and Gordon R. Tobin, MD, of Louisville. The grants are awarded to groups associated with KMA Community Connectors.
The grant recipients are:
Hospice of the Bluegrass, which will host The Kitchen Conversation to engage the communities of Carroll, Owen, Gallatin and surrounding counties in learning how to share their end-of-life care wishes. The Kitchen Conversation is designed to foster a cultural shift from not discussing dying to talking about it and communicating our needs and desires.
Supplies Over Seas, which will use the grant to test and repair medical equipment such as incubators, infant warmers, anesthesia machines, EKG machines, vital signs monitors, fetal monitors, microscopes, defibrillators, oxygen concentrators, pulse oximeters, sterilizers, ventilators, etc. Once the equipment is deemed usable, the organization will send it to impoverished areas around the globe to help the world’s most vulnerable people.