Cutting edge equipment for newborns now at Queen Anne’s Emergency Center


QAECPanda0112Queen Anne’s Emergency Center has the most up to date equipment for newborns thanks to a donation from the Memorial Hospital Foundation.

The foundation donated nearly $36,000 to the emergency center, a portion of which was used to purchase the Panda warmer. The Panda is the most up to date technology available for warming, delivering oxygen to and monitoring newborns and infants.

“Loss of body temperature can be a major issue for newborns and infants and to have this here at the center is a great thing for these patients and their parents,” said Mary Alice VanHoy, Nurse Manager for the Queen Anne’s Emergency Center. “It is very efficient and easy to use and gives our staff great peace of mind to know that our littlest patients have access to the best technology out there. For patients this young, this can be lifesaving equipment.”

Funds for the purchase of the Panda were raised at the Memorial Hospital Foundation’s “Our Roots are Planted for a ‘Shore’ Future” fundraiser, held last Spring.

“We at Shore Health System are gratified by the many ways the community has rallied to support the Queen Anne’s Emergency Center,” said Pat O’Shea, director of development for Shore Health System.

For information about the Queen Anne’s Emergency Center website for details.

Pictured with the Panda above are nurses Stephanie Brock, Carolyn Sutch, Mary Shepherd, Nurse Manager Mary Alice VanHoy, and Pat O’Shea, director of development, Memorial Hospital Foundation.