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Innovation Grant for Simi Valley Hospital

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Simi Valley Hospital Earns Innovation Grant

Simi Valley Hospital is among five Adventist Health facilities that have received a total of $250,000 in Innovation Seed Money grants from the Adventist Health Innovation Council. The funds are intended to launch new, forward-thinking projects at each facility.

The grant money awarded to Simi Valley Hospital will be used to make books available to patients electronically to decrease boredom and improve mental and spiritual healing.

Seeds of Change

As in the case of Simi Valley Hospital's project, most of this year’s winning proposals focused on the patient experience. The other four Adventist Health facilities that received grant money were Castle Medical Center, the Central Valley Network, White Memorial Medical Center and St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley.

Introduced in 2011, the seed money initiative encourages new ideas for processes, products, services and systems to benefit Adventist Health hospitals and patients. Previously funded proposals have addressed simulation labs, new approaches to online giving, clinical outcome improvements, digital way-finding, childhood obesity and community gardens to promote healthy communities.