Once again, the HMR has received a grant from Opération Enfant Soleil to improve services for newborns

Thanks to a generous donation of $34,871 from Opération Enfant Soleil, Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont was able to acquire new equipment to meet the needs of the hospital’s Neonatal Care Unit. The funds enabled HMR to purchase five bilirubinometers, devices used to screen for the presence of jaundice in newborns, as well as a portable pediatric electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor, which is used to measure infants’ heart rate with great precision during resuscitation.

The purchase of these bilirubinometers will enable the nursing staff to provide home care of the same quality as the care available at the hospital, and to improve their clinical judgment in order to better diagnose cases of jaundice. The use of these bilirubinometers will help patients avoid unnecessary trips to the hospital and will help lessen overcrowding at HMR’s Emergency Department, not to mention reducing the stress experienced by new parents.

For its part, the portable ECG monitor for children will optimize complex infant resuscitation procedures at the hospital by guiding specialists in performing the proper technical procedures.

The HMR Foundation wishes to thank Opération Enfant Soleil for its grant. Opération Enfant Soleil’s commitment to the Foundation over so many years has helped greatly improve the care delivered to our little patients at HMR.



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