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Guild hosting fundraiser for infant warmer for CPH’s The Birthplace

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POTSDAM - The E.J. Guild hopes to raise $18,000 for a Panda Infant Warmer for the “Birthplace” OB unit at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.

The proceeds from the “Night on the Town in Paris” dinner dance and auction, which is scheduled for June 8 at SUNY Potsdam’s Barrington Student Center, will go to purchase this piece of equipment.

The current infant warmer is over 20 years old. This new state of the art piece of equipment gives newborns a warm welcome into the world. It was designed to provide the best possible care to the tiniest of patients. It has an extra large bed surface to accommodate babies of all sizes. It provides cozy warmth while supporting developmental care and minimizing infant stimulation. This helps to keep healthy babies healthy.

The Panda warmer has many functions built in including sAO2 monitoring, a built in scale and resuscitation towers. It is the most up to date option for meeting the needs of a level 1 nursery. The “Birthplace” unit at CPH currently delivers approximately 400 babies each year.

The past two years the proceeds from this dance were donated to the Center for Cancer Care at CPH. The goal of the E.J. Noble Guild is to raise money through fundraising events so that needed equipment and services can be purchased and implemented.

The “Night on the Town in Paris” event this year will feature Furguson, Taylor and Rogers, a well known band from Sackets Harbor. Cocktails start at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will feature stations, which provide Parisian fare and auctions items will include specialty baskets, services and crafts from local artisans.

For more information, contact Mary Anne Healey at 854-4924 or email her at mhealey3@me.com.

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