This past year more than ninety patients treated at Tomah Health needed some type of additional help… whether a ride home or funds to pay for medications.
To help patients, the Tomah Health Community Foundation has donated one-thousand dollars to fund the Lend a Hand program ….which hospital Quality Director Shelly Egstad says is a lifesaver.
The Lend a Hand program was started in 2018 when hospital officials recognized a growing need to assist those who had no resources.
Before the program, Egstad said hospital staff at Tomah Health used their own money to help needy patients.
It’s the third year the foundation has supported the program, which has helped nearly two hundred patients.