A donation has been made on behalf of Brent and Charlene Frehlick to support both Day Hospital and the Maternity Department at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The donation will be used to purchase new bassinets and a new jaundice meter in the Maternity Unit. It will also assist with the funding of Day Hospital for a ten year term.
The new bassinets provide comfort for newborns while using the highest quality materials designed for long lasting durability to create a home-like environment in labor and delivery departments. The jaundice meter can accurately identify at-risk infants as young as 35 weeks gestational age. Effective screening can decrease readmission rates and durations of stay. Having dependable results in seconds rather than hours helps to increase patient safety and expedite decision making. This new equipment will go a long way for the hospital to continue to offer the best care for mothers and newborns.
The generous donation from the Frehlicks doesn’t end there. The family has also agreed to support the Day Hospital/Adult Day Program for the next ten years. This program offers seniors weekly activities, treatments and socializing opportunities at St. Joseph’s Hospital and has over 40 clients.
The St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation is very grateful for the generous donation. “We are so grateful for the support that we have received from the Frehlick family. This donation will be a huge help for newborns, mothers and seniors in our community,” said Executive Director of St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, Breanne Van De Woestyne. “The funds will be used to improve equipment as we continue to offer these services in Southeast Saskatchewan. The Frehlicks reached out to us and wanted to help our hospital where they could. They are great community supporters and again, we are very grateful for their support.”
The new equipment will be purchased in early 2020 and the donation received for Day Hospital will assist with the activities and treatments that take place on a daily basis for the next ten years.