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Will Rogers Institute awards grant to McLaren Port Huron for infant ventilators

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Port Huron, MI -- McLaren Port Huron has been awarded a grant of $49,338 from the Will Rogers Institute for the purchase of two infant ventilators for its Special Care Nursery.

“This grant from the Will Rogers Institute has enabled the purchase of two ventilators designated exclusively for our Special Care Nursery,” says Jennifer Montgomery, vice president of nursing and clinical services at McLaren Port Huron. “The addition of the two infant ventilators helps us maintain our day-to-day high quality of care for all of our patients.”
McLaren Port Huron's Special Care Nursery opened in March 1976. Located within the Miriam F. Acheson Family Birth Place, it is the only Level 2 Special Care Nursery in the Blue Water and Thumb regions and provides care to more than 140 newborns annually. The nursery staffs a specially trained clinical team and is equipped to manage the problems of premature and newborns with medical needs and in the stabilization and transfer of premature babies.

About Will Rogers Institute

Since 1936, the Will Rogers Institute has been funding research and education in cardio-pulmonary health. Currently, the Will Rogers Institute partners with medical schools and hospitals around the United States on training and research projects. In recent years, the Will Rogers Institute developed a new program to partner with hospitals providing critical care to premature infants. The mission of its neonatal equipment program is to be a national leader in providing grants for the purchase of ventilator equipment and critical care pulmonary services to hospitals throughout the United States. Last year, the Will Rogers Institute committed $400,000 in grants for neonatal intensive care.