Brave Beginnings Grants $43,908 for the Purchase of Lifesaving Equipment for El Paso Children's Hospital

Brave Beginnings Grants El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundation $43,908 for the Purchase of Lifesaving Equipment for our El Paso Children’s Hospital

El Paso, TX (April 9, 2020)The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation has awarded the Brave Beginnings Grant in the amount of $43,980 to El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundation. The funds will be used to purchase a Draeger BabyLeo incubator bed in order to care for the smallest and most premature babies being cared for in The Laura and Pat Gordon Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

 El Paso Children’s Hospital is the community’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, and this week (April 6 – 12, 2020) El Paso Children’s Hospital is celebrating Children’s Hospitals Week. This week celebrates the importance of children’s hospitals and the funds that they need in order to care for more than 10 million children per year across the nation.

 “We are thrilled to support El Paso Children’s Hospital with the purchase of a Draeger BabyLeo for their NICU,” said Meg Wilson, Brave Beginnings Grant Committee Co-Chair. “This one piece of equipment has the potential to serve 2,500 babies in its lifetime at El Paso Children’s Hospital and we could not be more proud of the impact we can help make. Congratulations to the team and a heartfelt thank you to the co-workers taking care of such fragile lives during this unprecedented time.”

 The Draeger BabyLeo is the first device to provide three synchronized heat sources, a heated mattress and convective heaters to help improve the patient’s temperature.

 “The generous donation of funds for a Draeger BabyLeo incubating bed from Brave Beginnings for our Level IV NICU, allows our team to ensure our most critical patients’ temperatures are regulated while improving our team’s workflow, which is very important to us at this time,” said Cindy Stout, President and CEO of El Paso Children’s Hospital. “I am blessed to be part of such a generous community. We must continue to make miracles happen.”

 “We are committed to a Foundation to make sure every baby that arrives at our NICU unit is afforded the proper space and equipment in order to thrive,” said Estela Casas, Executive Director of El Paso Children’s Hospital and UMC Foundation. “Brave Beginnings cares about premature babies and we are grateful and we are pleased to receive this in credibly important bed.”