Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Helps Our Smallest Patients at The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East
LEXINGTON, Ky. (November 6, 2012) -- Lexington, KY: The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Board has funded two very important projects for the second floor Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East.
Joan Morrin, Interim Manager Post Partum, Nursery and NICU said, “We thank the Foundation for connecting donors to our NICU needs. With the increase in babies being born we had a need for specialized feeding pumps and additional Vapo Therm breathing devices. The feeding pumps provide an accurate measure of feedings that our babies receive and require. This allows us to deliver our tiniest patient’s nutrition and the Vapo Therm allows easier breathing in a very controlled manner.”
Neonatologists Drs. Khaldon Jundi and Jorge Ang agreed, “This equipment makes a difference to the babies we care for and enables our NICU team to continue to provide excellent care.”
Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation President and CEO Barry Stumbo said, “With record months being recorded for babies delivered at The Women’s Hospital funding this request for our smallest patients makes our hearts warm. Many generous donors make gifts annually for Women’s & Children’s Services and thanks in part to these gifts we could help with some emergent needs. Since opening in 2010, The Women’s Hospital has welcomed 5,718 babies to date. This is the best place to have a baby in Central Kentucky and our facility and clinical staff makes the experience personal and special. Our NICU is impressive and we were delighted and proud to help with this funding request.”
Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation is a part of KentuckyOne Health whose primary purpose is to raise and administer funds to support the Core Values and mission of Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center. One of the Foundation’s goals is to bridge the gap between medicine and compassion. The Foundation is always looking for ways to assist those in need. We are, however, funded solely by the generous contributions of those wishing to assist our efforts. For more information, please call 859.313.1705 or www.saintjosephfoundation.org.