Grant provides healing touch for patients

The Carrico Family Foundation  has awarded a grant to the Ashland Community Hospital Foundation for $5,000 in support of the Caring Touch Massage Program.  The grant for this program, which is overseen by Dawn Dille, Patient Experience Coordinator/Volunteer Coordinator, will be used to provide the services of two Licensed Massage Therapists for the next fiscal year.

Massage therapy is offered free of charge to all patients and their family members at Asante Ashland.  In 2016, 986 massages were provided in the Medical/Surgical Unit, the Family Birth Center and the Intensive Care Unit.  This service is highly valued by our patients as well as our staff, and we are grateful to the Carrico Family Foundation for their generosity.