Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville Foundation has been awarded a grant from the Community Foundation of West Kentucky to purchase two new pieces of equipment for the Mother Baby unit.
“The Community Foundation’s Philanthropy 360 Grant focuses on identifying ways to serve our Western Kentucky community through six areas of interest,” said Gavin Posey. “We are proud to support Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville in their efforts to attend to the needs of infants while helping physicians and clinicians to do their job effectively while reducing risk.”
Funding from the Community Foundation will be used to procure two neonatal transilluminators. The addition of this equipment to the NICU will offer medical staff the ability to illuminate the hardest to find veins to reduce risk when performing venipuncture procedures.
“When I try to think of how to describe what this means to us, all I can think about is how blessed we are,” said Lydia Long, director of labor and delivery. “For the community to recognize the significance of what we are doing and want to be a part of helping us do it better means the world to me and to my staff.”
The portability of this device allows for improved treatment for neonates due to the ability to maneuver around infants during medical procedures. The new additions are estimated to be available in the new year.
“It is humbling to see our community rallying around the needs for our hospital,” said Austin Elliott, director of philanthropy. “Local organizations and individuals are coming together right now to offer solutions to bring Baptist Health Deaconess to the forefront of healthcare. Their investments aren’t only going to help patients now, but these improvements will benefit patients for years to come.”
For more information, please contact Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville Foundation at 270.825.5783