"It`s a beautiful sight," says Dr. Faye Whiting. She is talking about the brand new centralized monitoring unit recently installed on the OB unit. The centralized monitoring system, which cost about $150,000, will help provide a safer labor and delivery for moms and babies. This system is a standard of care Memorial Hospital’s foundation has been working toward purchasing for several months. Through various community events and our employee Give 30 program, the dream finally became a reality in May.
Donna Cochran, executive director for inpatient services, was all smiles as the equipment was installed. "We`ve been waiting for this for more than six years. We are all so excited. It means the world to me that the employees and the community came together to support this cause," Cochran says.
Dr. Whiting also joined in on the celebration. "When I`m at home, I can pull strips up on my system and monitor the babies from home. Yes, it`s more convenient for me, but it`s also a safety net for our babies. I`m thrilled that we finally have this."