Newark, NJ— Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, received a $120,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation for the purchase of three Giraffe Omnibed Isolettes for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
“We are grateful for this generous grant which will provide our NICU babies with the most advanced technology available to monitor and enhance their hospital environment,” says John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer of NBIMC and CHoNJ.
Babies cared for in the NICU are extremely delicate and their immature circulatory and organ systems are often incapable of withstanding even small environmental changes. To help their lungs and hearts to mature, they require as controlled an environment as possible. The Giraffe Omnibed Isolettes are specialized pieces of equipment that precisely control the environment of a premature or ill newborn.
The Walmart Foundation strives to provide opportunities that improve the lives of individuals in communities, including customers and associates. Through financial contributions, in-kind donations and volunteerism, the Walmart Foundation supports initiatives focused on enhancing opportunities in four main focus areas: Education, Workforce Development / Economic Opportunity, Environmental Sustainability, and Health and Wellness.
The Division of Neonatology is a Level III Regional Perinatal Center that provides highly specialized treatment to nearly 750 premature and critically ill newborns each year and receives referrals from more than 15 hospitals in New Jersey. NBIMC has over 40 years experience in providing the highest level of neonatal intensive care in the state. The NICU offers New Jersey’s only Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) therapy for infants in severe respiratory distress. Call 973-926-7203 for more information.
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, (NBIMC), a 673-bed regional care teaching hospital, provides comprehensive health care to its local communities and well beyond. NBIMC has more than 800 physicians, 3,200 employees and 150 volunteers with over 300,000 outpatient visits and 25,000 admissions annually. NBIMC is fifth in the nation in the number of heart transplants with better than expected outcomes, has the only lung transplant program in New Jersey, and combined with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, both Saint Barnabas Health Care System affiliates, is third in the nation for kidney transplants, by volume. To learn more, visit us on line at www.newarkbeth.com
Children's Hospital of New Jersey, located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and part of the Barnabas Health, is the state's premier hospital caring for children, with specialized services to treat ill and injured children from newborn to adolescent years and has the most comprehensive pediatric cardiac care program in the region as well as preventive programs that promote wellness in the community. For a referral to a pediatrician or pediatric specialist, please call 1-888-724-7123.
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June 27, 2012
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