Institute for Rural Health Receives $50,000 Gift

Sep 4, 2014

Credit Emil Moffatt

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.