Hospital Receives Grant From Community Foundation


Foundation: Community Foundation of West Kentucky

credit: thielfellowship

"All I can think about is how blessed we are." That's howLydia Long, director of labor and delivery at Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville in Kentucky, describes new equipment being installed in the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.

Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of West Kentucky, two neonatal transilluminators will be installed in the Mother Baby unit, providing medical staff with the ability to illuminate the hardest-to-find veins to reduce risk when performing venipuncture procedures, the Herald-Leader reports.

The portability of the device allows for improved treatment for neonates due to the ability to maneuver around infants during medical procedures.

"For the community to recognize the significance of what we are doing and want to be a part of helping us do it better means the world to me and my staff," Long says.

"Local organizations and individuals are coming together right now to offer solutions to bring Baptist Health Deaconess to the forefront of healthcare," says Austin Elliott, director of philanthropy at the hospital.

"Their investments aren't only going to help patients now, but these improvements will benefit patients for years to come."

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