Shelbyville-based Major Health Partners Foundation (MHP) recently received a $5,000 grant from the Urology of Indiana Charitable Fund. The grant will be used to support the foundation’s RX Assistance Program.
The grant was awarded via a blind donor matching process through the Central Indiana Community Foundation. “This is one of our most popular and impactful programs. When a patient cannot afford their prescriptions, Major Health Partners Case Managers are able to access this program to “bridge” the patient until long-term, stable assistance is found. Generally, the pharmaceutical companies have very good assistance programs, but the application period is four to six weeks. This leaves the patient without their medications during a time when they are the most vulnerable, particularly if they are at risk for being admitted or readmitted to the hospital”, said MHP Foundation Executive Director, Angela Gill.
Urology of Indiana is the largest urology private practice in Indiana with over 50 providers. It operates 15 locations across Indianapolis and central Indiana to provide patients with cost-effective, comprehensive urologic, urogynecologic and cancer care. “We are excited to support the Major Health Partners Foundation with the resources they need for their patient RX Assistance program. Our corporate giving team is committed to supporting organizations like theirs that promote positive health outcomes,” said Britt McDermott, Urology of Indiana’s Chief Executive Officer.
The Major Hospital Foundation supports Major Health Partners and its patients by cultivating relationships with donors and encouraging charitable gifts. The gifts are used to further advance the care provided by MHP. The Foundation supports MHP and its patients with funding for technology, equipment, facilities, patient assistance and education.
“This grant is really important to the MHP Foundation because we can help prevent patients from getting into a downward health spiral, and instead, help them manage their health right from the moment of diagnosis. It also prevents avoidable hospital admissions. We’re very grateful to receive this grant from the Urology of Indiana Charitable Fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation. It is going to make a wonderful difference in the lives of many MHP patients,” Gill added.