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Saint Joseph London Foundation Awarded $20,000 to Purchase
New Equipment for Saint Joseph London Birthing Center
Equipment will improve patient outcomes and help hospital’s most vulnerable patients
London, Ky. (November 14, 2017) – The Saint Joseph London Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, has been awarded $20,000 from the WHAS Crusade for Children to help provide equipment improvements to Saint Joseph London’s Birthing Center. The critical funding will help provide oxygen monitoring systems, a phototherapy system, infant bassinets, a syringe pump, a therapeutic light system, and infant soother seats that ease the discomfort of babies affected by neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).
“This equipment was needed to help improve patient outcomes and soothe the suffering of our most vulnerable patients,” said Terry Deis, president, Saint Joseph London. “We are thankful for this grant from the WHAS Crusade for Children, which generously donates to organizations to make life better for children across Kentucky.”
Saint Joseph London’s Birthing Center is part of a modern regional facility that opened in 2010 to better serve the needs of women and babies in the underserved southeastern region of Kentucky. Its supportive team provides evidence-based care to infants affected by NAS, a health care epidemic due to the rise in opioid abuse. The Birthing Center staff provides physical comfort to these children, working to alleviate the symptoms of NAS both during the initial observation period when NAS is suspected, and after NAS has been diagnosed until the baby can be transferred to a NICU at another facility.
“WHAS Crusade for Children is proud to partner with Saint Joseph London to serve these vulnerable infants,” said Dawn Lee, president and chief executive officer, WHAS Crusade for Children. “We applaud Saint Joseph London, the Birthing Center and its team for all the efforts to provide excellent care for babies.”
To learn more about the Saint Joseph London Birthing Center, contact 606.330.6300, or visit www.kentuckyonehealth.org//saint-joseph-london/services/mother-baby-care for more information.
About the WHAS Crusade for Children
The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. established by WHAS-TV in 1954, raises money for schools, agencies and hospitals to better the lives of special needs children. In its first 64 years, the Crusade has raised more than $175 million.
Thanks to generous contributions of goods and services, the Crusade is able to return 100% of all donations to organizations that serve special needs children in all 120 Kentucky counties and more than 50 southern Indiana counties. Fire departments raise more than 50 percent of the money each year by staging road blocks and other events.
Millions of children have been helped by the Crusade since 1954.
The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Gifts are tax deductible as permitted by law. The Crusade is the most successful and oldest local telethon in America.
About Saint Joseph London Foundation
Saint Joseph London Foundation supports KentuckyOne Health’s drive for excellence by inspiring donors to make a tangible difference through their philanthropic investment in outstanding patient care facilities and services, the education of caregivers, advanced clinical research and improved access to quality medical care.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth, includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.