The Impact of Giving
recently Funded projects
Emily Ransom CT Ranch
This new 64-slice scanner will allow the staff at Children's Hospital to diagnose critically ill and injured children more quickly and accurately. The scanner produces higher resolution images with a lower dose of radiation, making it safer for children. The CT scan area is plafully western-themed to help make kids more relaxed during their CT scan experience.
Walter Puckett Digital BiPlane Imaging Suite
This state-of-the art equipment enables a new level of interventional heart care for both children and adults. Specialists use this technology to diagnose and treat complex congenital heart disease in babies and children and a range of heart problems in adults.
Community gifts play a key role in buying state-of-the-art beds for the NICU. These beds allow caregivers to control light, warmth and humidity and to reduce noise to nurture growth and development. The beds also feature in-bed scales to weigh the babies—since weight is a key indicator of whether a baby is thriving--without interrupting care or warmth or unnecessarily moving a newborn’s fragile, tiny body. Each bed costs $39,156.
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
In 2008, the PICU went on divert (meaning they had to send children elsewhere) for 1,378 hours- more than a ten-fold increase from 2005. The Foundation helped rasie funds to meet the needs of the community to expand the PICU from eight beds to fourteen beds.
Pediatric Surgery Services
Children's team of board certified pediatric surgeons represents a wide range of specilaities and serves more than 6,400 children each year. The Foundation helped fund an expansion and reconfiguration of surgical areas to allow Children's Hospital at Erlanger to care for an additional 2,920 children each year that would otherwise have been turned away.
Mosby's Nursing Suite
This technologically advanced online service helps nurses efficiently find answers to pressing clinical questions, educate patients, find the latest drug information, stay informed of new developments and improve the quality of patient care.
In 2008, every IV infusion pump in Children's Hospital was replaced with a "smart pump" to help eleiminate dosage errors for IV medications to children.