BENSON — Benson Hospital is among three non-profits awarded grant funding from Arizona Complete Health.

The $25,000 grant will help with renovation of the hospital’s inpatient unit which has not been remodeled in three decades.

“... Hospital leaders are updating rooms to incorporate best practices for infection control, and to create a more comforting environment for patients,” states the Arizona Complete Health news release.

“These organizations play an important role in transforming the health of their communities,” said James Stover, Medicaid Program President for Arizona Complete Health. “Like them, we recognize that keeping people healthy is everyone’s business, not just a job for doctors.”

The grants are part of Arizona Complete Health’s efforts to partner with local nonprofits to improve the health of the community one person at a time.

Along with Benson Hospital, Ronald McDonald House of Tucson and Willcox Theater & Arts were also awarded $25,000 grants.

Locally, hospital officials are beyond ecstatic by the grant announcement.

“Benson Hospital is pleased that Arizona Complete Health invested in our room renovation project,” said Julia Strange, the hospital’s chief executive officer. “Arizona Complete Health’s grant will allow us to renovate a two-room suite on our inpatient floor. We provide excellent patient care at Benson Hospital, but many of the hospital’s rooms are in need of some attention so that the healing environment matches the exceptional medical care provided.”

Remodeling will entail new ceiling, lighting, flooring, shower, window and paint, Strange explained. “We know that the environment impact the healing process for the patient and their families. We appreciate the support of Arizona Complete Health as we seek to transform our physical environment at Benson Hospital,” she said.

Benson Hospital is a critical access hospital and has served the community for more than 50 years.

Arizona Complete Health, a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, provides and administers health benefits through individual, Medicaid, Medicare and dual eligible programs and was formerly known as Health Net of Arizona and Cenpatico Integrated Care.

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