FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HELPING TINY HEARTS AT THE RNICU
AT MARIA FARERI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
(Valhalla, NY—August 8, 2011) Highly sophisticated technology is used to monitor and care for the special needs of babies in the NICU. One very important piece of equipment is called an EKG machine – an electrocardiogram that records a baby’s heart’s electric activity on a graph. On August 8, 2011, Hailey’s Hope Foundation proudly donated a new, state-of-the-art EKG machine to the RNICU at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Because premature babies are at great risk for heart problems, this machine provides an effective and painless way for the NICU team to get crucial information about a baby’s heart condition, including heart rate and blood pressure.
About Hailey’s Hope Foundation
Hailey’s Hope Foundation was established in 2007 to support the needs of families with premature and critically ill babies in New York-area Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) and to help improve the quality of NICU care. In addition to providing families with financial assistance for non-medical expenses, emotional support and educational information, Hailey’s Hope Foundation raises funds for much needed hospital equipment and neonatal research. Its programs and initiatives strive to help families cope with a difficult NICU journey, empower them to help their babies get better, and give NICU babies a greater fighting chance. Hailey’s Hope Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Goshen, New York. To learn more, visit www.haileyshopefoundation.org.
Vice President, Hailey’s Hope Foundation
Phone: (914) 584-8833
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