Sam’s Club Grant Awarded to St. Elizabeth Hospital’s Asthma Education Program
The Siegen Lane Sam’s Club awarded a $1,000 community grant to St. Elizabeth Hospital for its Asthma Education Program. Ronnie Zacharias presented the grant check to representatives of the hospital on July 10, 2013.
According to Kevin Buckels, AE-C, Certified Asthma Educator and Coordinator for the hospital’s Asthma Education Program, the grant money will be used to fund diagnostic equipment and supplies for use especially in the hospital’s outreach to Ascension Parish schools. Asthma is a condition which frequently goes undiagnosed. Untreated, the condition can lead to further complications later in life. “This is why testing for Asthma at a young age is so important, and why the Sam’s Club’s grant is significant,” said Buckels. “We are very grateful to Sam’s for helping with this program and the people of our community.”
About St. Elizabeth Hospital
St. Elizabeth Hospital is a 78-bed acute care facility located in Gonzales, Louisiana. The hospital is part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System.
St. Elizabeth Hospital has twice been recognized as the Hospital of the Year by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation, and has twice been named to the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare® by Modern Healthcare Magazine, along with numerous other awards for quality. The hospital continually strives to live out its mission to serve those most in need by providing the highest quality healthcare delivered in a compassionate manner.