Hailey's Hope Foundation

Supporting Families in the NICU

Albany Med Communications 

Submitted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 2:11 PM

FOR RELEASE: Upon Receipt


Matt Markham

(518) 262-3421


Hailey’s Hope Foundation supports NICU families at the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center

 ALBANY, N.Y., March 10, 2015 —  The Hailey’s Hope Foundation delivered a gift of care kits and Welcome  Home Care Packages to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center.

Each of the nearly 75 care kits includes toiletries such as shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste and deodorant.  Many NICU families have neither the warning nor the time to prepare for a hospital stay and often forget these items.  The donations from the Hailey’s Hope Foundation help bring families a bit of comfort in what can be a stressful time.

The Foundation also delivered 60 “Welcome Home Care Packages,” which families receive upon discharge from the NICU.  These bags include essential baby supplies which make the transition home easier.

The Hailey’s Hope Foundation is a Hudson Valley organization dedicated to supporting families of premature and critically ill babies.  Last year, the Foundation made its first delivery of care kits and Welcome Home Care Packages; because of the demand, it is replenishing its first supply.

The Foundation also offers financial support through the NICU to assist families in need.

For more information on the Hailey’s Hope Foundation, please visit its website at www.haileyshopefoundation.org.

The Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center is a 125-bed facility devoted exclusively to the medical needs of infants, children and adolescents, and is the referral center for all seriously ill and injured children from 25 counties in upstate New York and western New England. It is staffed by 140 physicians trained in 34 subspecialties and more than 400 pediatric nurses, therapists, social workers and child-life specialists.

Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center, is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 734-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals, and also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region’s largest physicians practice with more than 450 doctors. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region’s health and quality of life. For more information: www.amc.edu or www.facebook.com/albanymedicalcenter.