Ultrasound Tuition Assistance Program

The Minnesota Rural Health Association (MRHA) received a grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to help fund tuition assistance for healthcare organizations serving rural and underserved communities in Minnesota to increase their ultrasound services and ensure ultrasound services continue within their community.

Through this tuition assistance program, MRHA will provide healthcare organizations in rural and underserved communities with funding to cover tuition, study materials, and testing fees.

This funding is part of a $26.4 million initiative by the Helmsley Charitable Trust to provide hospitals and health centers with ultrasounds and sonography training to benefit rural and underserved communities in Minnesota.

About the Helmsley Charitable Trust

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust aspired to improve lives by supporting exceptional efforts in the U.S. and around the world in health and select place-based initiatives. Since beginning active grantmaking in 2008, Helmsley has committed more than $4 billion for a wide range of charitable purposes. Helmsley's Rural Healthcare Program funds innovative projects that use information technologies to connect rural patterns to emergency medical care, bring the latest medical therapies to patients in remote areas, and provide state-of-the-art training for rural hospitals and EMS personnel. To date, this program has awarded more than $600 million to organizations and initiatives in the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. For more information, visit www.helmsleytrust.org.

For more information, contact:
Sue Grafstrom
Program Manager
(218) 242-3134



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