FHN Awarded Breast Cancer Awareness Grant

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — FHN Foundation is one of eight organizations nationwide to receive a Medline Foundation Community Impact Grant for Breast Cancer Awareness.

The $10,000 grant will enable FHN to help breast cancer patients find the correct prosthesis after mastectomy and enhance the cancer care services already available at the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport.

“This generous gift will allow us to have a certified breast prosthetic fitter available to help patients after they’ve had a mastectomy,” said Tonya Meyer, FHN Foundation Executive Director. “We’re grateful to have this help from Medline to allow us to better help our patients recover after breast cancer surgery. Our Cancer Center staff takes pride in helping their patients throughout their journey.”

“We are very impressed by the overwhelming number and quality of applicants we’ve seen this year, and are proud to partner with organizations all across the country that are working tirelessly to eradicate breast cancer and improve the care of patients affected by it,” said Karen Frey, senior philanthropy manager at Medline.

The goal of Medline’s Community Impact Grant Program for Breast Cancer Awareness is to give grants to organizations actively working to address breast cancer-related challenges, including those related to prevention, early detection, improving patient care or enhancing the quality of life for breast cancer patients and survivors.

About Medline: Medline is a healthcare company: a manufacturer, distributor and solutions provider focused on improving the overall operating performance of healthcare. Medline works with both the country’s largest healthcare systems and independent facilities across the continuum of care to provide the clinical and supply chain resources required for long-term financial viability in delivering high quality care. With the size of one of the country’s largest companies and the agility of a family-owned business, Medline is able to invest in its customers for the long-term and rapidly respond with customized solutions. Headquartered in Northfield, Ill., Medline has 23,000+ employees worldwide, a fleet of nearly 1,000 trucks and does business in more than 90 countries. Learn more about Medline at www.medline.com.

FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 19 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.

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