Thanks to the generosity of donors, the Newberg Health Foundation purchased eight new Panda Warmers for The Birth Center.
The Birth Center at Providence Newberg Medical Center recently had a very special delivery—the arrival of eight new panda warmers. Panda Warmers are utilized in all births to immediately warm the baby as caregivers assess the infant. The special warming properties allow the baby to stay open (unclothed and unwrapped) for the team to easily assess and evaluate the baby, and for footprints and banding.
The cost of the warmers was around $123,000 and proceeds from last year's Hearts of Gold made the gift possible. "Our department is thrilled to have the new equipment," says Bev Martino, manager of The Birth Center. "The generosity of the donors is amazing and will help our team better care for our newborns."
Of the eight warmers, half are free standing, and the other half are mobile. One of the warmers is dedicated to Pam Weaver, the former long-term manager of the department.
Along with learning how to use the new warmers, caregivers participated in a small blessing before they welcomed newborn babies.
Photo credit: Pamplin Media Group, Gary Allen
"The generosity of the donors is amazing and will help our team better care for our newborns."