Better Access for the Best Care: Increasing Medical Professional Awareness and Access to Library Resources

The Medical Staff Library at Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH) would like to increase awareness and access to electronic resources, both within the physical library and remotely by 15% in 6 months. This includes resources provided by the National Library of Medicine as well as other electronic resources in which the library subscribes. Access to these resources are extremely valuable for medical professionals in continuing their medical education resulting in the best possible healthcare and services for our community. To achieve our goal and improve access to healthcare educational resources, we are requesting supportive funding to procure new desktop computers along with a large monitor to better facilitate classes and group instruction that GSH’s librarian would implement.


Project Lead: Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Staff Library, Bon Secours Health System
Project Lead: Chelsea Patella


Age Group: Teens (13-18 yrs.), Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Sexual & Gender Minorities: Women
Geographic Type: Suburban
Issues & Interests: Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health, Maternal Health, Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations
Race & Ethnicity: American Indians, Asians/Asian Americans, Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latin Americans, Other Pacific Islanders
Roles of Participants Project is Intended to Serve: Health Professional, Library or Information Professional, Public Health Professional, Student - College & Post-grad, Student - K-12

Award Details

Funding Source: Region 7
Project Category: Improvement
Period of Performance: May 1, 2022 - Apr 30, 2023
Project Status: Completed

Project Funding

Federal Fiscal Year 2022: $10,000