Couple’s Generosity Keeps Grayling Babies Safe, Warm


Couple’s Generosity Keeps Grayling Babies Safe, Warm

GE Panda Warmer at Grayling Hospital All newborns at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital are now placed on new GE Panda Warmers during the first critical hours of life as they adjust to living and breathing on their own.

The warmers regulate the baby’s body temperature, monitor blood oxygenation, and have the technology to help clinicians safely monitor and screen infants for life-threatening cardiac and respiratory complications, as well as standardize infant resuscitation protocols throughout the hospital in the maternity unit, Emergency Department, and surgical suite.

The hospital purchased seven state-of-the-art radiant warmers thanks to a $115,000 gift from Jerry and Marie Brasza-Pinch of Prudenville. Marie passed away unexpectedly in November 2016 shortly after responding to the hospital’s need for new baby warmers. The couple has generously supported many hospital projects, including making the lead gift for a new Emergency Department in 2004.

“Marie is greatly missed by those who knew her at the hospital,” said Grayling Hospital President Stephanie Riemer. “She was always interested in helping our caregivers provide safe care for our patients and community.”

A Gift Warmly Received

Maternal and Newborn Center staff are thrilled to have the new baby warmers for their patients. The warmers were a much-needed upgrade to the unit. The new warmers have tools and monitoring equipment for emergencies and the stabilization of neonates,  

Having seven warmers reduces any variances in emergencies. Every new parent who delivers a child at Grayling Hospital has the reassurance that their baby will have immediate access to the best resuscitation technology if it is required.

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