Grant Supports Massage Therapy

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, will be used to provide the services of 3 contracted 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 2017, 944 massages were provided in the Medical/Surgical Unit, the Family Birth Center and the Intensive Care Unit.

The benefits of the program are heard regularly from patients, such as this testimonial from a patient who had a total knee replacement “That first day was painful and I was so tense. My whole body was tense. But your massage really took the edge off and reduced the pain!”

We are grateful to the Carrico Family Foundation for their generosity.