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Manchester Memorial Hospital Receives A SOAR Mini-Grant

Manchester Memorial Hospital’s Telehealth program earns top grant

Manchester, KY: Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) announced the recipients of its Mini-Grant program during the 2017 SOAR Summit on Friday, August 4 at the East Kentucky Expo Center. Ten recipients received $1,000 and Manchester Memorial Hospital’s Telehealth program was named the top solution and awarded $2,000.

The Mini-Grant program was available through the generous support of BB&T Bank and the proceeds from the second-annual SOAR 5K.  This year, SOAR awarded 11 organizations with grants.  “I want to thank BB&T for their support of this project,” said Jared Arnett, executive director of SOAR. “It is important that we have meaningful dialogue among those people working on the frontlines of transformation in Appalachian Kentucky.  The SOAR.network allows like-minded people and organizations to share ideas, innovate and collaborate.”

Organizations applied for the grant through SOAR’s innovative network (SOAR.network) which allows individuals and organizations to network and provide solutions that align with SOAR’s Regional Blueprint.  Focus areas of the Regional Blueprint are: Broadband Infrastructure Expansion, 21st Century Workforce, Small Business in the Digital Economy, Healthy Communities, Industrial Development, Regional Food Systems and Regional Tourism Development.