Memorial Health Foundation receives grants to help build walking path

Memorial Health Foundation is excited to receive a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Pathways to a Healthy Kansas Implementation Grant in the amount of $40,070.15, and a $5,000 Community Spaces Grant from the Union Pacific Foundation, to help construct a walking path on the south side of the Memorial Hospital campus. The walking path will be open to the public.

Several years ago, Memorial Health System (MHS) CEO, Harold Courtois, signed a pledge to “affirm our commitment to taking on new opportunities that provide greater access to healthy lifestyles for our patients and employees. We believe it is our responsibility and our duty as a health care organization to improve the lives of the population we serve, and encourage strong community norms for healthier living. We are willing to learn more about making healthy environment and healthy policy changes to help all employees, patients, and community members live longer and better quality lives.”

“The Quality of Life Coalition (in Abilene) deserves the credit for bringing the Pathways grant to Dickinson County,” MHS Director of Community Affairs and the Foundation, Kim Stivers said. “They have been wonderful to work with, and I know there are many business and organizations in the community who have and will continue to benefit from their work.”

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