Northern Hospital Lifeline Announces Daphne Turner Scholarship Fund

1/28/2011

 

Northern Hospital Lifeline recently announced the Daphne Turner Scholarship Fund, which will allow those in the community who qualify to remain living independently at home for a reduced rate.  The Philips Lifeline service is the leading medical alert service in the industry. Philips Lifeline is a medical alert designed to reduce the risk of living alone. In the event of a fall or emergency, help is available at the push of a button   Lifeline offers seniors the service that gives them, for a little more than a dollar a day, the confidence to continue to live independently at home.

This scholarship fund was set up by Philips Lifeline as a thank you to Daphne Turner for her 15 years of service to the seniors in the community.  Through her dedication and commitment to the community, Daphne was able to grow Northern’s subscriber base to over 700 seniors in its service area.

 We are proud to have touched the lives of over 700 seniors.” Said Bill James, CEO. “By offering Philips Lifeline, we give seniors in our community a meaningful and needed service, allowing them to have the confidence to continue to live in the homes they love, knowing that help is available at a push of a button.”

On average, one of every three adults over age 65 falls each year, making falls the most common cause of death or injury in the home – causing real concern for seniors and their caregivers. By offering the Philips Lifeline Service, the Northern Hospital Lifeline is able to provide seniors with help at the push of a button.

For more information on how to obtain the Daphne Turner Scholarship Fund Lifeline Service contact Northern Lifeline at 1-800-635-6156.

 

Northern Hospital of Surry County is a 133-bed, all-private room community hospital located in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Northern Hospital opened its doors to patients in 1957. The hospital is dedicated to meeting the medical and healthcare needs of residents in Surry, Stokes, Yadkin and Alleghany counties in NC, and Patrick, Carroll, and Grayson counties in Virginia. The hospital has a medical staff of more than 100 physicians and a staff of over 750 healthcare professionals. The hospital also has a volunteer staff of over 200.

 

About Philips Lifeline

Part of Philips Home Healthcare Solutions, Philips Lifeline is the leading medical alert service, dedicated to helping give seniors more confidence and peace of mind to live independently in their own homes. The Lifeline service is offered by more than 3,000 healthcare and community organizations and provides services to more than 700,000 subscribers.  

 

 

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