Donors Make a Difference in the Pediatric Emergency Department
Vecta Distraction Stations
Even simple ultrasounds can provide challenging moments with a child that is sick, scared, or special needs. Vecta DistractionStations create an empowering multi-sensory environment full of visual stimulation.
Easily portable , the Vecta Distraction Station converts patient rooms, treatment rooms, waiting rooms, playrooms and more into a distracting and relaxing environment with bubble column, projected images and streaming fiber optics colors. The Foundation funded four Vecta Station for each hospital floor.
Life Pulse High Frequency Jet Ventilator and Accessories - $37,916
Funded by El Paso Children's Hospital Foundation, the Life Pulse High Frequency Jet Ventilator provides life support for critically ill premature newborns and infants born with lung problems with mechanical ventilation that gives small breaths at a rate four times greater than the average newborn. This is gentler and reduces lung injury, allowing the infant time to heal. It is considered "rescue therapy". Each year the demand for this type of ventilator has increased. Click here to watch the miracle of Alyssa Rushen.
Olympic Brainz Monitor and 2 NeoBlue Radiometers, $24, 344
Funded by El Paso Children's Foundation, the Olympic Brainz Monitor is used in conjunction with the full body cooling system for babies born with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE). The NeoBlue radiometers monitor the intensity of a phototherapy light, making sure the light is not too close or too far away to breakdown the bilirubin in babies with hyperbilirubinemia.
Emergency Room Expansion, $287,544.05
El Paso Children's Emergency Department sees approximately 23,200 patients per year. The annual volume grows by five percent. Three additional bay areas will satisfy this growth. Costs will cover construction, additional IT equipment, and beds.
Emergency Department volunteers provide amenities and special support to Pediatric Emergency Department families. To learn how to become a volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org