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The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East Receives $50,000 NICU grant from WHAS Crusade for Children
Lexington, Ky. (September 2, 2016) – The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East, part of KentuckyOne Health, will receive one of the WHAS Crusade for Children’s largest grants ever in the Lexington area, providing critical funding to help Kentucky’s most vulnerable children. The Crusade for Children is awarding The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East a $50,000 grant to upgrade the NICU with valuable equipment that will help improve patient outcomes and save lives.
The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East provides the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable babies with advanced neonatal care. In 2013, The Women’s Hospital NICU was granted Neonatal Level III status by the state. Since then, the NICU has experienced a 63 percent increase in daily patient volume. The critical funding provided by the WHAS Crusade for Children will be used purchase additional beds and monitors for the Level III NICU, helping provide the best care to infants affected by premature birth, neonatal abstinence syndrome, fetal anomaly, and respiratory disease.
WHAS Crusade for Children Check Presentation
Tuesday, September 6
The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East, 3rd floor
150 N. Eagle Creek Drive
Lexington, KY 40509
• Eric Gilliam, president, Saint Joseph East and The Women’s Center at Saint Joseph East
• Leslie Smart, division vice president of development, KentuckyOne Health
• Dawn Lee, Crusade for Children
• Toni Perry, patient/mother
• Photos/video of check presentation
• Interviews with KentuckyOne Health representatives
• Interviews with Crusade for Children representatives
• Interview Toni Perry, her husband and video of the babies
This initiative was led by Dr. Khaldon Jundi, medical director of the NICU; Denise Hundley, administrator of the Women’s Service Line at The Women’s Hospital; and Janell Oliver, director of proposal development for KentuckyOne Health.
For more information about the WHAS Crusade for Children, go to www.crusadeforchildren.org/whas-crusade-for-children-staff/.