/////UAMS Medical Center Auxiliary Announces 2007 Grant Recipients
UAMS Medical Center Auxiliary Announces 2007 Grant Recipients 2018-01-05T09:19:42+00:00

MARCH 21, 2007 | Eight projects at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have been awarded grants totaling almost $47,000 from the UAMS Medical Center Auxiliary.


The auxiliary annually awards grants to projects at the UAMS Medical Center. Funding for the grants is raised primarily through the auxiliary’s annual holiday sale of Aromatique candles, bath products and home décor items to UAMS staff members, volunteers and students. The products are donated by Patti and Dick Upton, owners of the Heber Springs-based company. The auxiliary also held its first-ever jewelry sale in 2006 to benefit the grant program and other projects of the auxiliary.


“Each year we are so impressed with the quality of projects presented for funding,” said Gloria Wright, UAMS director of volunteer services. “The UAMS Medical Center Auxiliary is honored to play a part in making these worthwhile programs a reality for patients at UAMS.”


Departments and projects that received funding are:


  • Purchase of a digital camera by the Respiratory Care Services Department for orientation and other purposes

  • Medical Applications of Science to Health (MASH) program by UAMS Regional Programs for support of summer program for high school students

  • Patient Family Fund by the Case Coordination Department for assistance with transportation, lodging, equipment, medical services and meal tickets

  • Purchase of a blanket warmer by the Endoscopy Lab for patient comfort

  • Purchase of newspapers by CARE Advisory for patient rooms

  • Purchase of teaching aids and models by the Clinical Programs Education Department for equipment used in fetal heart monitoring classes

  • Safe from the Start program by the Case Coordination Department for assisting new parents in obtaining car seats and car beds approved for use by premature infants or those with respiratory problems

  • Services of a therapeutic harpist by Pastoral Care and Clinical Pastoral Education for enhancing care and reducing stress for end-of-life patients