Sutton Children's Hospital receives generous donation
It's the season for giving and Sutton Children's Medical Center in Shreveport received a very special gift today.
Representatives Harry Boyd and Bill Farmer from the community service group, the New Outlook Pioneers, donated a check for $35,700 to the hospital.
The money will be used to purchase an infant transport incubator, which allows for safe transporation of premature babies from the delivery room to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
"We've been trying to decide how we could have the biggest impact on the community so we vetted Schumpert and they told us about their critical needs and then our board approved it and we had to have national approval. We've worked very hard at this to try to give them the opportunity to provide the care that people want here," says Farmer.
"It means a lot to us because it's equipment that will help us care for the babies on a daily basis. It's not just something that we use every once in awhile. We use this equipment daily," explains Dr. Julia Elrod, Medical Director for the NICU at Sutton's.
The donation will also go toward the purchase of phototherapy lights that help treat jaundice in infants.
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