Emory receives SunTrust foundations grant to support work with veterans
Woodruff Health Sciences Center | March 9, 2017
The Emory Healthcare Veterans Program has received a $150,000 grant from the SunTrust Foundation and the SunTrust Trusteed Foundations - Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund. The funds will be used to support technology upgrades, obtain a van to assist with local transportation needs, and equip meeting space for veteran patients.
Specifically, the program will now offer teleconference services for veterans who are unable to travel, and allow for remote follow-up care for patients who have completed treatment. Additionally, a dedicated space, named the "SunTrust Warrior Room," will give veterans their own area to access training materials and receive assistance with career transitions.
The Emory Healthcare Veterans Program provides comprehensive care for the "invisible wounds of war," such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), military sexual trauma, anxiety and depression. The program offers outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment for veterans along with family support.
"We are grateful to SunTrust for this gift helping us expand the scope of care and resources we provide to our veterans and happy to have them join us in supporting veterans' care," says Barbara O. Rothbaum, PhD, program director and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University School of Medicine.
"At SunTrust, our purpose is 'Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being' and our foundations are pleased to cooperate with Emory Healthcare and accomplish this goal for veterans," says Kirby Thompson, Senior Vice President, Community and Government Affairs at SunTrust. "When we can move individual patients from financial stress to financial confidence, it makes life more meaningful for the entire family. This new space and its technology for outreach is just another example of two great institutions working towards a common purpose, expanding the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program beyond our immediate community."
For more information about the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program, visit emoryhealthcare.org/veterans.