LUFKIN, TX (News Release) - Newborn babies do not have the ability to regulate their body temperature the same way an older child or an adult does; therefore, it is very important for a newborn baby to stay warm. With this in mind, the Volunteer Auxiliary at Memorial Health System of East Texas recently donated an Infant Warmer/Resuscitator to the Henderson Family Center Nursery.
The infant warmer/resuscitator will not only supply warmth for newborn babies, but will also provide quality and safety to newborn babies by having oxygen suction and resuscitative equipment available.
Dr. George Fidone, Robyn Devore, RN, Yvette Compean, Director of Women's & Children's Services; and Tanya Spivey, Administrative Assistant, were on hand to accept the donated Infant Warmer/Resuscitator from the Memorial Volunteers representatives Lela Richard; Don Newland, President of the Memorial Volunteer Auxiliary; and Malinda Smith.
Funds raised through the Memorial Gift Shop, book and jewelry sales, make it possible for the Volunteer Auxiliary to provide much needed equipment to the hospital. They also award academic scholarships, which are funded by popcorn sales, to students pursuing health care careers.