Helen Newberry Joy Hospital receives $65,000 grant from BCBS

NEWBERRY — The Helen Newberry Joy Hospital had quite the busy day today.

They hosted their 10th annual hospital foundation golf outing and fundraiser at Newberry Country Club to raise funds for a C–Arm for the surgical services department. In addition, the hospital received a $65,000 grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield as part of the Investing in Upper Peninsula Health grant initiative. They are using the grant funds from BCBS to help integrate behavioral health services into their primary health care.

“We’re helping the mission of the hospital, which is basically to provide high–quality care to people in this area,” said hospital Community Relations and Marketing Coordinator Cassie Fossitt. “Being in a rural community, being a rural hospital, our hospital is really important to people around here, to be able to proved services locally, to be able to keep things local. So any funds raised through the foundation intend to do that.”

Last year’s golf outing raised over $18,000, and are hoping this year’s events can provide more funds.

23 teams came out to support the hospital and its goal to prioritize local healthcare.