Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East receives $24,000 grant

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, on behalf of the Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East, has received a $24,000 grant from WHAS Crusade for Children that will be used to purchase equipment to benefit newborns in the Lexington area.

The equipment will be used by the Women’s Hospital’s Birthing Center to replace vital yet outdated equipment, known as the Panda™ Warmer, to provide urgent, specialized care to an increasing number of newborns as they may face adverse medical challenges.

The advanced technology of the Panda™ Warmer helps to keep newborns’ bodies warm through temperature regulation during possible resuscitation, which ensures the medical staff at the Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East can quickly respond to the smallest changes in the infants’ health and needs.

“Expectant mothers choose the Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East because they can count on receiving the high quality care,” said Leslie Smart, CFRE, president, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation. “This new equipment will help advance the care we provide and will allow our staff to closely monitor newborn infants that need specialized medical care. Our staff will be able to provide this level of medical attention to our patients, thanks to the generosity from WHAS Crusade for Children.”

“Our goal is to make life better for children with special needs and their families,” said Dawn Lee, president and CEO, WHAS Crusade for Children. “With this funding, the Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East will help newborns in the Lexington area that are experiencing medical challenges, and we are proud to help aid in this advancement.”

The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East is the only freestanding hospital in Lexington dedicated to women’s and neonatal health services and is a leader in central Kentucky for neonatal intensive care services.

The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East is a 16-bed Level III NICU. Established in 2010, the facility serves residents of central and eastern Kentucky and is a state-of-the-art hospital dedicated exclusively to the health and well-being of women.

The facility features patient- and family-centered design and amenities.

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