PARIS, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — A local mobile healthcare program is growing thanks to a donation made by an area oil company.

Officials with Horizon Health thanked the Bolin Fuel Oil Propane company for the donation of a Ford F-150 XLT. According to Horizon Health Foundation Executive Director Randi Bohannon, the vehicle will be utilized as part of Horizon Health’s Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Remote Patient Monitoring programs.

“The Horizon Health Foundation is grateful to Bolin Fuel Oil Propane for this transformative gift, recognizing the substantial impact it will have on the lives of patients and families throughout the region,” Randi said. “It is a testament to the company’s commitment to supporting the wellbeing of the communities in which it operates.”

“We are honored to contribute to the Horizon Health program, which is making a profound difference in the lives of many,” President & CEO of Bolin Fuel Oil Propane Judy Bolin said. “Our commitment to provide resources that help those in need has been a cornerstone of our organization.”

The donation marks the first vehicle that will be dedicated to these specific Horizon programs.

A Horizon Health news release said the following about the two programs;

MIH provides in-home medical visits for people with chronic and complex medical conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, and COVID-19. MIH visits may occur for up to two weeks after a patient is discharged from the hospital. The service also provides support to patients who face transportation barriers getting to and from medical appointments and those who have social service needs.

RPM enables Horizon Health to monitor patients’ vital signs inside their homes using cellular technology. Patients receive monitoring equipment, which may include a blood pressure cuff, scale, pulse oximeter (oxygen levels), and glucometer (blood sugar levels).

Horizon Health News Release