Support the Sheldon B. Korones Newborn Center
This year marks the 50th birthday of the Sheldon B. Korones Newborn Center - or neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) - at Regional One Health. Each year, approximately 4,500 babies are born in the Newborn Center. Of those births, more than 1,300 babies are born premature or critically ill and are treated in the Newborn Center.
Since the Newborn Center opened in 1968, thousands of lives have been saved by the incredible work carried out by the dedicated team of doctors and nurses. Stephanie Lemley is one such life. Born 14 weeks early in December of 1983, Stephanie is now an assistant college professor, mom of a baby boy, and enjoying life with her husband in Starkville, MS. Read her story here.
To celebrate and honor 50 years of life-saving work in our Newborn Center, we are asking for YOUR support to help babies and families receive the best possible care and service while at Regional One Health. No donation is too small. Examples of how YOUR contribution can make an impact:
- $5 donation will allow for a cafeteria voucher for families qualified to require financial assistance
- $10 donation will allow for gas cards to be purchased for families qualified to require financial assistance
- $25 donation will allow for lullaby white noise machines to be bought for each giraffe bed and crib
- $50 donations will allow the purchase of hotel vouchers for families traveling over 50 miles
- Donations over $500 assist with buying new equipment, like iPads that allow families to FaceTime, new patient monitors, incubators and radiant warmers, which will keep our Newborn Center on the cutting edge of technology.
Start a team or sign up as an individual today.