Dignity Health Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) has awarded grants totaling nearly $320,000 to five Quad Cities organizations. The grants were announced June 15 during an event at YRMC’s Outpatient Services Building West in Prescott.

“These grants will positively impact people throughout our community,” says Anthony Torres, MD, FACP, President and CEO, Dignity Health YRMC. “Seniors struggling with chronic illness, adults with disabilities, veterans who have served our country, working families with children, and many more will benefit thanks to YRMC’s Community Grant Program and these community organizations. This is the positive result of local organizations coming together with the shared goal of caring for the community.”

The programs selected for the grants address behavioral health, chronic disease, and housing/homelessness—all important community health needs identified by YRMC. The grant recipients and their programs include:

  • Care Management/Adult Day Health Services program, sponsored by The Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Center
    This YRMC-Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Center partnership ensures a successful transition from hospital to home for chronically ill individuals. The program will provide at-home medical monitoring and care-management services.
  • Transportation and Support Services Project, sponsored by People Who Care
    Adults with vision loss, low vision, or physical disabilities will receive transportation services and home-safety inspections as part of this People Who Care project. Additionally, the project promotes independent living, encourages healthy living choices, and increases the health knowledge of participants.
  • Economic Revitalization Project, sponsored by the Prescott Chamber of Commerce Foundation
    The Economic Revitalization Project is a multi-year initiative to improve Yavapai County’s economy and address important social needs. Led by the Prescott Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the effort begins with data collection and community input to better understand the county’s challenges and opportunities. This will be followed by the creation and implementation of a county-wide revitalization plan.
  • Veterans Integrated Care, sponsored by U.S. VETS – Prescott
    Veterans 58 years and older will receive case management services, counseling, coordinated wellness activities, housing, career development assistance, and meals through Veterans Integrated Care. The program is located at the U.S. VETS Liberty Pointe campus in Prescott, which features a medical clinic with primary care services, palliative medicine, assisted living, and hospice care.
  • Prescott Valley Afterschool Childcare, sponsored by The James Family Prescott YMCA
    Working families will have access to safe, affordable, and high-quality afterschool care for their children through Prescott Valley Afterschool Childcare. The program – sponsored by the Prescott YMCA – will be located in Prescott Valley and serve families with children in kindergarten through 6th grade.

“YRMC is proud to partner with these organizations,” says Dr. Torres. “Like our organization, these community grant recipients are dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Yavapai County.”

To learn more about YRMC, visit DignityHealth.org/YRMC.