Money to Benefit Patients in Innovative Therapy Setting
September 8, 2010
Spokane , WA
SPOKANE, Wash.---Tomato Street, a locally-owned Spokane and Coeur d’Alene Italian restaurant, donated $20,000 to the restaurant therapy module within St. Luke’s Community project at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute.
With the help of St. Luke’s therapists, patients in the restaurant therapy module will safely learn proper techniques to regain important life-skills like going-out to dinner and using a restaurant booth, table and chairs and utensils.
“The donation from Tomato Street will really make a difference in our community for generations to come,” said Kirsten Carlile, Inland Northwest Health Services Foundation Director. “Tomato Street is known for creating a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. We are appreciative of its contribution to St. Luke’s Community to create the same atmosphere for patients and their loved-ones.”
After construction is complete at St. Luke’s Community, the innovative therapy area will provide modules of real-life community settings including a grocery store, restaurant booth, bus stop, financial institution, movie rental and vehicles.
For more information on St. Luke’s Community and ways to support the project, please visit www.st-lukes.org/community or contact the INHS Foundation at (509) 473-6099.
St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute is a division of Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS). INHS is a non-profit corporation in Spokane, Washington providing collaboration in health care services on behalf of its member hospitals Deaconess Medical Center, Providence Holy Family Hospital, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital and Valley Hospital & Medical Center and the community. Other INHS services include Community Health Education and Resources, Information Resource Management, Northwest MedStar, Health Training Network, health@work, Northwest TeleHealth and the INHS Center of Philanthropy. For more information, visit www.inhs.org.