Welcome to the website of the Sisters Health Foundation. Our mission is to promote healthy and sustainable communities by providing resources, strengthening collaborative relationships, and supporting initiatives that impact people in the Mid-Ohio Valley. We invite you to explore our website and Facebook page!
Arlene Borkowski, Board President Cynthia Drennan, Executive Director
Check out the MARIETTA FAMILY YMCA's new bus which will be used to transport children to a variety of summer camps as well as camps and field trips during the school year. SHF provided a $5,000 grant toward the purchase of the bus. Thank you to the Marietta Family YMCA for offering summer camp learning opportunities to keep kids engaged and active. ... See MoreSee Less
A new mobile dental unit! Yesterday, we joined our foundation colleagues and many others at the ribbon cutting event of the new mobile dental unit owned by WV Health Right Free Clinic / WVRX. In our service area, the dental unit is planned to reach 500 patients in Roane County. ... See MoreSee Less
Check out this personal story from Tyler White, Captain/EMT with the Pennsboro Volunteer Fire Department. SHF gave a $25,000 grant towards the purchase of a Lucas CPR device and cardiac monitor. White said, "This past weekend our fire department was alerted to a vehicle accident right behind our station. This accident was approximately five houses from my residence. When I arrived I found a bystander pulling a gentleman out of the car and we began CPR until our medical truck arrived. At that time we were able to deploy the Lucas CPR Device (similar to picture) as well as the life pack monitor to attempt life-saving efforts. As soon as the life pack analyzed the rhythm the patient was shocked. As soon as the Lucas device was started on the patient a complete change in status was noticed. Once the ambulance arrived we did have a pulse back on the patient. One of our firefighters rode in with the ambulance. It was noted that the gentleman lost a pulse several times on the way to the hospital and the Lucas device remained attached and started each time. I'm happy to report that this patient is still alive thanks to the quick actions of our fire/EMS, as well as the equipment that we purchased with the grant from SHF. On behalf of the officers and members of the Pennsboro VFD, thank you," ... See MoreSee Less
From start...to finish. Check out the completed youth sports complex in Harrisville led by the Ritchie County Parks & Recreation Commission. SHF provided a grant for the ball field development to promote physical activity. ... See MoreSee Less
Cynthia attended the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new expansion of the Vienna Senior Health & Wellness Center. The Sisters Health Foundation provided a $19,000 grant for the safe, soft flooring. We were pleased to partner with many other organizations and foundations to help make the expansion a reality! The facility is an asset for residents 55+ to encourage and maintain an active lifestyle. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to the City of Vienna, WV on their new Senior Health and Wellness Center! This wonderful new addition to the center will bring more opportunities for physical fitness activities. This ...