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CoxHealth Foundation receives $8K in grants

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The Ozarks Health Advocacy Foundation has awarded $8,000 in grants to the CoxHealth Foundation, the fundraising arm of the health system.

A $4,000 grant will fund a dental program for cancer patients and another $4,000 grant will support CoxHealth's Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program, according to a news release.

New funds to CoxHealth's Hulston Cancer Center dental oncology program will aid the center in providing dental work to the neediest cancer patients prior to and during cancer treatment, the release said.

Other funds will pay for the education and certification of nurses in CoxHealth's Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program. Nurses are trained in the program to collect forensic evidence from patients who have been sexually assaulted. There are currently 16 nurses in the program who respond to patients 24 hours, seven days a week, the release said.

The nurses collaborate with law enforcement, the prosecutor's office, The Victim's Center, The Child Advocacy Center and other groups to provide medical, physical, emotional, financial and legal support to these patients.
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