On Wednesday, New York Life Insurance Company of El Paso donated $10,000 to El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundation to help fund a high quality digital forensics camera that costs $25,500 and is suitable for crime scene and evidence for the C.A.R.E.S. Clinic at El Paso Children’s Hospital.
“I am very proud to support the C.A.R.E.S. Clinic at El Paso Children’s Hospital (EPCH),” said Pablo Magdaleno Carlos, Development Manager of the El Paso New York Life Insurance Company.
“Thanks to the $10,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life, the clinic will be equipped with state-of-the-art forensics tools that will allow El Paso Children’s Hospital to care for the most vulnerable patients during this crisis and for years to come.”
In the investigation of a charge of child abuse, a picture can determine the eventual case result. Child abuse investigators require the right tools and the right techniques. Photo documentation is one of the most important of these tools.
C.A.R.E.S. is the only facility that provides Pediatric SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) services to the community by pediatric specific trained nurses in child abuse evaluation and reporting.
“When El Paso Children’s Hospital first opened its doors, it quickly became a landmark event for El Paso and the surrounding communities as the first not-for-profit freestanding Children’s Hospital,” said Cindy Stout, President and CEO of El Paso Children’s Hospital. “Over the past eight years, we have become rooted in the community, changing children’s healthcare for the better.”
C.A.R.E.S. is fully funded by El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundation.
“New York Life’s El Paso General Office is a perfect example of community helping community,” said Estela Casas, Executive Director for UMC and El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We are so grateful to Pablo Magdaleno Carlos and his team for bringing these vital forensics resources to the C.A.R.E.S. Clinic. New York Life is El Paso Strong.”
C.A.R.E.S offers proactive prevention programs, including the Period of Purple Crying (PPC) to create awareness of Shaken Baby
Syndrome, also known as Abusive Head Trauma. These services include patients admitted in the pediatric unit, five months and
younger, regardless of diagnosis