Parkview co-workers touch the lives of patients every day. They see their needs and often go the extra mile to generously and excellently care for them and their families. And what is more, they see first-hand the opportunities to serve our patients even better. Parkview Huntington Foundation mini-grants provide the opportunity for co-workers to submit to have their patient care ideas funded by the generosity of donors.


2017 Parkview Huntington Mini-Grant Recipients

Six mini-grants, totaling $5,068, have been awarded to departments at Parkview Huntington Hospital by the Parkview Huntington Foundation.

The grants will fund requests addressing patient safety and comfort; testing and evaluative materials; communication with patients and family, and therapy equipment. They were approved July 26 by the foundation’s board of directors after considering a recommendation by a grant review panel of board members.

Grant funding is drawn from the foundation’s undesignated Greatest Need Fund, using money contributed during the 2017 Employee Generosity Campaign.

“Mini-grants are a way for the foundation to quickly return employee gifts to the hospital for a variety of needs,” foundation director Mike Perkins said. “This is the eighth year mini-grants have been offered and funding for the program has been exclusively from the generosity of hospital employees.”

Since the foundation launched the Mini-Grant program in 2010, a total of $40,123 has been approved for 54 proposals from 13 different hospital departments. Each year, the successful grant applications involve innovative, effective approaches to patient care and/or service.

The awards for 2017 are:

  • $1,181 to Inpatient Services for a new patient assignment board for the front desk of the Inpatient area. The new board will match the style and function of communication boards in patient rooms and will present the proper first impression for patients, visitors, and business associates entering the unit.

  • $604 to the Rehabilitation and Wellness Department, for speech assessment materials used with pediatric and adult patients who have speech fluency issues and cognitive deficiencies.

  • $1,383 to the Emergency Department, for 13 bed/patient alarms and brackets. This will allow each gurney as well as chairs in the ED to be equipped with an alarm to address fall risk concerns.

  • $700 to Inpatient Services, for a hand-held vascular Doppler device. This will be a second Doppler unit to help the nursing team provide safe, efficient, high-quality care to patients requiring blood flow/supply assessment.

  • $800 to Inpatient Services, for two tower fans. These bladeless, easy-to-clean fans enhance temperature comfort and will be of particular value providing air movement for COPD patients.

  • $400 to the Rehabilitation and Wellness Department, for a “frog swing” and two extra vertical stimulation loops for the Pediatric Rehab area. The swing helps youngsters with balance and coordination as they swing and push off for momentum, and the loops allow larger children to use the swing to bounce up and down.


Parkview Huntington Mini-Grant Application

Use this form to submit a mini-grant request or you can download the PDF and send it or deliver it to Mike Perkins at the Parkview Huntington Foundation office. His mailing address is:

Parkview Huntington Foundation
Attention: Mike Perkins, Director
2001 Stults Road
Huntington, IN 46750

  Mike can also be reached at 260-355-3316 or

Applications for the 2018 mini-grant cycle will be accepted in June, 2018.