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Pembina Pipelines Corporations Supports Infant Care

- New Healthcare Technology to Enhance Infant Care -

 

 

Fort McMurray, Alberta – The Northern Lights Health Foundation is pleased to announce that Pembina Pipelines Corporation is donating $100,000 to advance infant care in our region.

 

The Northern Lights Regional Health Care facility provides maternity and infant care, and supports approximately 1300 births a year. Over the past few years, the Maternal/Child ward of the hospital has seen a number of renewal projects to offer increased health services for both pre-term and post-delivery patients and, thanks to a donation from Pembina Pipelines Corporation, the department will renew the infant warmer and resuscitation units used by every newborn.

“The new standard for infant care is the Panda iRes Baby Warmer units,” said Juanita Pilgrim, Manager of Maternity and Pediatrics. “Newborns are placed in the unit for weighing, monitoring, and medical interventions and they provide technology to ensure local level 1 special care for pre-term infants. This means that we can provide care for babies who are born as early as 35 weeks gestation, and who require extra supports including respiratory (breathing) support, intravenous (IV) therapy, and other types of specialized newborn care.”

“The units currently on the ward are old; parts and service are no longer available from North American suppliers and the technology is not in alignment with other hospitals throughout the province,” said Cindy Amerongen, executive director of the Health Foundation. “Beyond the regular care of newborns the department often needs to stabilize infants who must be transferred to other hospitals for other specialized care. And infants who are returning from those specialized care institutions may also need transition time back in the infant warmer prior to heading home.  We need the right technology to support newborn care and infant transfers and interventions. It is our intention to replace all eleven (11) of the infant units. This generous donation from Pembina gets us going on the full replacement.”

“Pembina is committed to achieving excellence in every aspect of our business, from how we design, construct and operate our pipelines and facilities to how we interact with employees, customers and community members, said Kevin Mosich Pembina Pipelines Corporation  Fort McMurray OBU Operations Supervisor. “Our team is very focused on community healthcare as we want the best health care outcomes as possible in throughout the region “We are delighted to provide a $100,000 donation to the Northern Lights Health Foundation to assist the hospital with more specialized equipment in the Maternal/Child ward.”

About Pembina Pipelines Corporation

Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corporation is a leading transportation and midstream service provider that has been serving North America's energy industry for over 60 years. Pembina owns an integrated system of pipelines that transport various hydrocarbon liquids and natural gas products produced primarily in western Canada. The Company also owns gas gathering and processing facilities and an oil and natural gas liquids infrastructure and logistics business. Pembina's integrated assets and commercial operations along the majority of the hydrocarbon value chain allow it to offer a full spectrum of midstream and marketing services to the energy sector.

 

Our network of pipelines, facilities and infrastructure connects us to the land and the communities where we operate. Because of this connection, we have a duty to manage our business in a way that respects the people and environment we impact. This duty is reflected in our commitment to responsible operations and development. By working responsibly, we earn the trust of our stakeholders and the right to operate and grow our business. For additional information, visit www.pembina.com.

 

About the Northern Lights Health Foundation

 

Established in 1985, the Northern Lights Health Foundation exists to provide funds to support health care priorities within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The Health Foundation is proudly accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. For more information, visit www.northernlightshealthfoundation.ca.

  

 

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For more information, please contact:

Lorna Ash

Director of Development

Northern Lights Health Foundation

Tel: 780-793-7347  Email: lorna.ash@ahs.ca

 

 


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