Skaggs Foundation has purchased three fetal monitors for Skaggs Family Birthing Place. Just over $51,000 was raised during the 25 Arrive fundraising campaign held earlier this year. “This campaign encouraged our community to step up and donate at least $25 to help pay for the purchase of new fetal heart monitors,” explains Rodney Arnold, Skaggs Foundation President.
“Today, most deliveries occur without any complications,” says Tracey Williams, Director of Skaggs Women’s Services. “This is thanks in part to proper preventative care, skilled physicians, and modern obstetric equipment like fetal heart monitors.”
Fetal heart monitors allow the obstetrics staff at Skaggs to monitor a baby’s heart beat during labor. This means the labor and delivery team can identify anything that could signal a problem and address it immediately, when time is critical.
The three new monitors cost just under $50,000.
Founded in 2002, Skaggs Foundation was established to help support Skaggs Regional Medical Center by encouraging and engaging community members in philanthropy. As today’s healthcare costs continue to climb and our population ages, there are many ways community members can make a huge difference in the lives of those we serve. Learn more at Skaggs.net under the Ways to Give tab.
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