LUFKIN, TEXAS (February 1, 2010)…Jaundice is one of the most common problems with newborn babies.
The Volunteer Auxiliary at Memorial Health System of East Texas is helping the Nursery to better care and treat newborns that experience jaundice. The Volunteers recently donated three neoBLUE LED Phototherapy lights to the Memorial Nursery. These Blue LED lights emit most of their light in the range that corresponds to the peak absorption at which bilirubin, the chemical that builds up in the blood causing jaundice, is broken down.
Phototherapy has been the standard of care for the treatment of neonatal jaundice for several decades. Pictured with the neoBLUE LED Phototherapy lights are Yvette Compean, Director of Women's & Children's Services; Heather Warner, LVN; Sandy Williams, RN; Misti Lowe, RNC; Dr. Jeffrey Glass, Pediatrician; Don Newland, President of Memorial Health System of East Texas Volunteer Auxiliary and Robyn Devore, RN.
In addition to purchasing equipment and supplies for the hospital, the money volunteers raise throughout the year helps fund academic scholarships for students pursuing health care careers. For more information on becoming a volunteer, visit www.memorialhealth.org or call 936-639-7237.