Will Rogers and Carmike award grant to Southern Regional Medical Center
The Will Rogers Institute and Carmike Cinemas presented the Southern Regional Medical Center Foundation (SRMC) a check for $40,000. The funds were awarded as a grant and will be used to purchase a neonatal giraffe bed incubator for Southern Regional's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
SRMC currently owns five incubator beds and has successfully decreased intraventricular hemorrhage (brain bleeds) by 20 percent in premature infants since implementing the use of the giraffe bed incubator in the NICU's patient-care protocol.
"Over the years it has been a goal of the Foundation to fund the purchase of at least 12 incubator beds. Miracles happen every day in this special unit and with help of donors like the Will Rogers Institute and Carmike Cinemas, we can ensure many more are to come," said Andrea Mendez, development coordinator for the SRMC Foundation.