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Published on May 09, 2013

Altru’s Outreach Therapy Receives Grant from Greater Grand Forks Sertoma Club

Grand Forks, ND – Altru’s Outreach Therapy department recently received a $500 grant from the Greater Grand Forks Sertoma Club. Funds from the grant went toward the purchase of an iPad. Through the use of technological applications on the device, Altru’s speech-language pathologists can provide advanced therapy to patients with communicative disorders.

“We’re honored to receive this grant. The iPad has provided a new and unique opportunity in providing speech-language therapy services to our patients,” said Heidi Panos, supervisor of Altru’s Center for Prevention and Genetics.

The iPad is used at several Altru Outreach Therapy locations, encompassing a 110-mile radius surrounding Grand Forks, N.D.

About Altru Health System
Altru Health System is a community-owned, integrated system with an acute care hospital, a rehabilitation hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, a large home care network, and a congregate living facility. It employs more than 200 physicians and 3,800 staff and has an annual net operating revenue of more than $400 million.

About the Greater Grand Forks Sertoma Club
The Greater Grand Forks Sertoma Club strives to improve the quality of life for those at risk or impacted by hearing loss through education and support. For more than 90 years Sertomans have taken great pride in their role in service to mankind. Communicative disorders are Sertoma’s top priority. Local speech and hearing needs are continually supported by the Sertoma Club.