Grant from Sandra Schmirler Foundation funds new resuscitation table for the HMR’s NICU

new Panda Warmer resuscitation table_Sandra Schmirler Foundation A generous grant from the Sandra Schmirler Foundation is enabling the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (HMR) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to provide enhanced care for newborns and their families through the acquisition of a new Panda Warmer resuscitation table.

State-of-the-art equipment

This state-of-the-art warming table, which features integrated oxygen saturation and temperature sensors, is used to monitor, and treat full-term newborns with transitory respiratory distress, sometimes for as little as a few hours, so they can return to their mothers as quickly as possible.

The table is also used to resuscitate newborns weighing 500 to 5,000 grams during deliveries in the operating room. It is equipped with everything needed to perform such resuscitation by maintaining the premature baby’s temperature, measuring its blood oxygen level, and providing respiratory support and suction of secretions without a wall connection. The table is completely autonomous from the moment it is plugged into an electrical wall outlet.

Our foundation is named after Canadian Curling legend and Olympic Gold Medalist, Sandra Schmirler, who passed away  in March 2000. We are grateful to have the opportunity to carry on Sandra’s legacy by empowering NICUs across Canada like that of the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont to provide the best care possible to premature and critically-ill newborns and give them the chance to grow up and be champions like Sandra. Ian Cunningham, Chair, Sandra Schmirler Foundation Board of Directors

Premature newborn babies require highly specialized care in a comfortable, optimal environment and the HMR is the only hospital with a level IIIA neonatal intensive care unit in the east-end of Montreal providing this kind of life-saving care. On behalf of the entire NICU team and the growing number of newborns and their families who rely on us for their health and well being, we are truly grateful to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation for such a thoughtful and empowering gift.Julie Provencher, Director of Youth Program and Public Health Activities, CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal

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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

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