Riverview Health Foundation received a $650 donation from Tri Kappa to fund the purchase of a Nita Newborn Infant Venous Access Simulator for the Maternity Center at Riverview Health. The gift was given in memory of Tri Kappa member Joan Gamble’s granddaughter.
“We’re grateful for the donation as the new newborn infant simulator will allow our Maternity team to receive hands-on training right here in the hospital,” said Amy Griffith, Riverview Health director of Maternal and Child Services. “Being prepared and keeping our skills sharp will allow us to provide the best care possible to our babies.”
The Nita Newborn Infant Venous Access Simulator is a lifelike four-pound female baby designed to practice and teach vascular accessing of newborns and infants. It will be used for neonatal resuscitation training for the Maternity Center staff at Riverview Health.
About Riverview Health Foundation
Since its inception in 1976, Riverview Health Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has served Riverview Health in preserving the health of the community through philanthropic efforts and fundraising. Funds raised by Riverview Health Foundation are gifted to Riverview Health for the purposes of purchasing advanced medical equipment and providing much-needed services to patients and their family members.
Riverview Health is comprised of a full-service, 156-bed hospital in Noblesville and a hospital in Westfield with 20 beds. Also included are 23 primary, immediate and specialty-care facilities in Hamilton County. Riverview Health provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services in more than 35 healthcare specialties and has been frequently recognized for its clinical and service excellence. National achievements include Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery award (2019) and Outstanding Patient Experience award (2017-2018). Leapfrog Group awarded Riverview Health an A grade—the highest grade possible—for patient safety in 2017. As one of the largest employers in Hamilton County, Riverview Health recently received the Five-Star AchieveWELL Award through the Wellness Council of Indiana and was honored at the 2017 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit.