The Good Samaritan Foundation has once again awarded WKU’s Institute for Rural Health a $50,000 gift to purchase equipment, supplies and flu vaccines. It’s the second year in a row the IRH has received the money.
The Institute provides medical and dental services for low-income patients in rural areas of south-central Kentucky. It allows students to gain real-world experience working with patients.
Director Matt Hunt says the IRH was able to vaccinate 1,500 patients across the area last year.
The Good Samaritan Foundation Inc. is a ministry of the Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.