The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation has awarded the Brave Beginnings Grant in the amount of $43,908 to El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The funds will be used to purchase a Draeger BabyLeo incubator bed in order to care for the smallest and most premature babies being cared for in The Laura and Pat Gordon Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
“The generous donation of funds for a Draeger BabyLeo incubating bed from Brave Beginnings for our Level IV NICU, allows our team to ensure our most critical patients’ temperatures are regulated while improving our team’s workflow, which is very important to us at this time,” said Cindy Stout, President and CEO of El Paso Children’s Hospital.
“I am blessed to be part of such a generous community. We must continue to make miracles happen.”
The Draeger BabyLeo is the first device to provide three synchronized heat sources, a heated mattress and convective heaters to help improve the patient’s temperature.
“We are committed to a Foundation to make sure every baby that arrives at our NICU unit is afforded the proper space and equipment in order to thrive,” said Estela Casas, Executive Director of El Paso Children’s Hospital and UMC Foundation. “Brave Beginnings cares about premature babies and we are grateful and we are pleased to receive this in credibly important bed.”
El Paso Children’s Hospital is the community’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, and this week (April 6 – 12, 2020) El Paso Children’s Hospital is celebrating Children’s Hospitals Week.
This week celebrates the importance of children’s hospitals and the funds that they need in order to care for more than 10 million children per year across the nation.