SVH: In the News — Lifeline Program Receives Grant

Lifeline Program Honored with County Grant

Due to the efforts of Lifeline volunteer coordinator Don Hunt, the Simi Valley/Moorpark Lifeline Program has received a $5,000 grant from the County of Ventura Public Health Department.

“After careful consideration of past performance and continued benefits to be gained from a contract extension, I am pleased to announce that Simi Valley Hospital is being recommended for an award in the amount of $5,000 in order to continue Simi Valley/Moorpark Lifeline Program for the period January 1, 2003, through June 30, 2003,” said Norma Camacho, program management analyst for the County’s Tobacco Settlement Program, in a November letter to Hunt.

The Lifeline Program provides a way for frail senior citizens and other people with physical limitations to get help quick in the event of an emergency. With the push of a button on a specially designed neck chain, the Lifeline client sends a signal to the SVH Emergency Department. E/R personnel follow up and, if needed, send help. Thanks to assistance from the County of Ventura and other sources, lower-income individuals receive the Lifeline Services for free.

For more information about Lifeline, including how you can become a volunteer or make a donation to the program, call Don Hunt at (805)955-6954.

Posted 12/26/02