Northern Arizona Healthcare’s (NAH) Children’s Health Center recently received a $100,000 donation, courtesy of Flagstaff-based medical device production equipment manufacturer, Machine Solutions. The donation will benefit Children’s Health Center’s Inspire program, which is a lifestyle management program dedicated to childhood obesity and mental health.
“We are so appreciative of the generous donation from Machine Solutions and we are looking forward to continuing this partnership throughout the years,” said Keith Garrison of Children’s Health Center. “It is such a great thing when members of the community donate to these programs that benefit pediatric patients, and we know this gift will help so many children.”
Inspire provides nutrition education for children and their families through information and resources about diet, cooking, and exercise. Inspire assists with the management of obesity, anxiety, depression, disordered eating, orthopedic issues, and all adolescent lifestyle risk factors. The program is meant to enrich and improve participants’ skills and give them tools for healthier lives now and as they grow into adulthood. All Inspire patients must have a diagnosis that a lifestyle medicine program is imperative for the success of their medical treatment plan.
The wheelchair-accessible Children’s Health Center is located at 5130 N Highway 89 in Flagstaff and offers general pediatric wellness and specialty services, such as physical, speech, and occupational therapy. The Children’s Health Center team, which includes dedicated specialty healthcare providers, is committed to providing one-on-one care for children. The pediatric outpatient programs include detailed evaluations, treatment, and medical rehabilitation. The comprehensive services include:
- Safe Child Center to protect children and families.
Audiology services designed for children.
- Nutrition Specialists
“The Children’s Health Center is a great partner because the center’s mission and values align perfectly with ours,” said Brian Strini, President & CEO of Machine Solutions. “Their dedication to the community is admirable, and we are proud to show our support and help bring healthy changes to children’s lives.”
Machine Solutions’ donation also will help support the annual Machine Solutions Run and Walk for Kids. The event will be hosted on Saturday, August 6 at Fort Tuthill, and all proceeds will benefit NAH’s Children’s Health Center.