WOMAN’S HOSPITAL SELECTED AS RECIPIENT OF PROJECT 4 DONATION
Local Community Nominates NICU to Receive 4moms mamaRoo® infant seat Donation
Baton Rouge, La. – December 8, 2020 – Woman’s Hospital is one of 10 national hospitals to receive a NICU donation as part of Project 4, an initiative sponsored by Project Sweet Peas, a national non-profit organization that supports NICUs and NICU families, and 4moms, the makers of the mamaRoo infant seat.
In its fourth year, the Project 4 “Nominate a NICU” program invites parents, families and hospital employees to share their stories about their incredible NICUs and NICU staff for the opportunity to become one of 10 hospital donation recipients.
“It was difficult to select just 10 hospitals,” said Amie Stanton, Director of Brand Engagement at 4moms. “We received over 3,200 nominations, including nearly 200 for Woman’s Hospital – the most of any hospital in the country. It’s clear that this community is passionate and thankful for this NICU. We were honored to be able to support this team and their efforts to help comfort their tiniest patients.”
The mamaRoo infant seat is currently used in more than 375 hospitals across the country. Doctors and nurses find the natural bouncing and swaying motion of the seat to be transformational in caring for preemies, and babies with severe conditions, such as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).
“We are grateful for the donation and honored to have the support from those who nominated us to make that a possibility,” said Laurel Kitto, NICU Director at Woman’s Hospital. “The mamaRoo is a favorite with NICU nurses and families, and now more of our tiny patients will have access to one while in the hospital.”
The Level III-S, 84-bed NICU at Woman’s is the largest in Louisiana. The unit design allows each family to have their own room rather than many babies and families sharing one large room. It also serves as a regional referral center for surrounding area hospitals. The unit has neonatologists, physician specialists, and specially trained NICU nurses, respiratory therapists and technicians available around the clock to provide quality care to infants who are premature, critically ill or require surgical intervention.
To learn more about Project Sweet Peas and their NICU support, visit projectsweetpeas.com. And to learn more about 4moms, visit 4moms.com.
About Project Sweet Peas
Project Sweet Peas is a 501(c)3 national non-profit organization coordinated by volunteers, who through personal experience have become passionate about providing support to families of premature or sick infants and to those who have been affected by pregnancy and infant loss.
Project Sweet Peas acknowledges the importance of parental involvement in caregiving and decision making in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and seeks to promote family-centered care (FCC) competencies in hospitals nationwide. Care packages, hospital events, peer-to-peer support, financial aid, educational materials, and other Project Sweet Peas services, support the cultural, spiritual, emotional, and financial needs of families as they endure life in the NICU.
4moms has transformed the baby gear industry by leveraging technology and user-centered design to create dramatically better products, like the 4moms mamaRoo infant seat that replicates the bouncing and swaying motions parents make when soothing their babies, the 4moms breeze playard that opens or closes in one simple step, the 4moms high chair, which uses magnetic technology to make meal time easier, and the 4moms mamaRoo sleep bassinet, which uses motion technology to help babies fall asleep and stay asleep longer. The company, founded in 2005 and based Pittsburgh, Penn, currently sells its products at buy buy BABY, Amazon, Best Buy, Target, walmart.com, select specialty retailers and on 4moms.com.
About Woman’s Hospital
Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is one of the first specialty hospitals for women and infants. Since opening in 1968, it has welcomed more than 350,000 babies, making it one of the largest delivery services in the country and the largest in Louisiana. Additionally, Woman's operates a level III-S neonatal intensive care unit; this designation allows them to care for infants who are extremely premature, are critically ill or require surgical intervention from around the state. The hospital is also recognized for its expertise in mammography as well as breast and gynecologic cancer care. As a private, nonprofit organization, all funds are reinvested into the hospital to continue Woman's mission to improve the health of women and infants through the latest technology, a highly qualified staff and critical community programs and services. For more information, visit http://www.womans.org.
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