Foundation grants $10 million to South Bay hospitals, organizations

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Thanks to the grant, patients who would normally have to wait up to a year for an appointment with a specialist at County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center can get in to see one at Little Company of Mary in about two weeks, said Jim Tehan, director of community programs for the hospital. Little Company also received $130,000 to support community health workers who will be stationed at the new Vasek Polak Health Clinic set to open Dec. 3 in Hawthorne. Another grant recipient was County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, which received $560,000 to provide home health visits, assistance with transportation and coordination of health care for up to 68 Latino and African-American high-risk infants. Other programs that received funding included mental health and counseling services for high-risk youths at the Airport Marina Counseling Services Center in Westchester, health promotion at the Alzheimer’s Association, and stroke prevention at Centinela Freeman Medical Center. The grant money, announced late last week, is administered through the foundation as part of a settlement agreement reached between the state and Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood when it was sold to a for-profit corporation. By Melissa Evans STAFF WRITER The California Community Foundation has awarded more than $10 million in grants to hospitals and health organizations in the South Bay. The largest grant went to Little Company of Mary-Torrance, which received $2.1 million to extend a three-year program that provides specialty care for 5,000 uninsured clients of South Bay Family Health Care Center. The Centinela Medical Funds must be used to promote health and wellness in areas that the hospital served, including Hawthorne, El Segundo, Lawndale and Inglewood. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more