Helmsley trust announces CT Scanner initiative

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Patient Undergoing For A Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT) Scan In Hospital

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has launched a rural health care competitive funding opportunity to assist Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) with radiology equipment.

The initiative from the trust’s Rural Healthcare Program aims to build on the momentum of an earlier initiative, providing an opportunity for hospitals who either have no CT scanner or have a 16-slice or lower CT scanner to upgrade their equipment. Hospitals in the trust’s seven-state funding region, which includes South Dakota, may apply for up to $400,000 to purchase a new 32-slice or higher CT scanner through a two-year grant. Letters of inquiry are due by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 9.

The effort follows a 2015 request for proposals that developed out of a survey of CAHs that focused on a top capital need of many hospitals: radiology equipment, particularly the replacement of aging, low-slice CT scanners. The trust received more than 100 applications and provided 37 hospitals with grants to purchase new CT scanners.

Click here to learn more about the CT Scanner Initiative and how to apply.