WEST ROCKHILL — For newborns and their moms, the first hours and days together mean everything. Now, thanks to the generosity of the American Heritage Credit Union, caregivers at Grand View Health can help mothers and babies form deeper bonds from day one.
The credit union has donated more than $60,000 over the past two years to Grand View Hospital’s Level II Maternity Ward and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), according to a statement.
“These funds enabled the hospital to purchase:
New Nära Bassinets from Stryker – With adjustable height, these bassinets promote closeness by allowing skin-to-skin contact between newborns and their mothers at the bedside.
“New Nicview Cameras – These cameras provide parents with a secure 24/7 view of their baby in the NICU during times when they cannot be present with their baby. These cameras are made possible through donations from the American Heritage Credit Union and the Lily’s Hope Foundation,” the statement read.
“Time and time again, our friends at the American Heritage Credit Union rise up to meet the vital health care needs here in our community,” said Doug Hughes, Interim President and CEO of Grand View. Health. “They are really interested in learning more about areas where they can really make a difference to improve the care experience for all of our patients.”
“So much has changed since my wife and I were new parents,” added Bruce Foulke, president and CEO of American Heritage Credit Union. “Being able to support young families with this innovative technology and equipment to make their experience as comfortable, convenient and safe as possible is rewarding both personally and professionally.”