The Women’s Health Unit at the Dr. F. H. Wigmore Regional Hospital is using a new piece of medical equipment to help newborns thrive. 

Executive Director Kelly McElree, points to a successful previous Family First Radiothon that raised the funds for the $38,000 piece of equipment, called an isolette.  

An isolette is used for neonatal care, giving newborns a stable, temperature-controlled environment that lessens their risk of infection. “Especially for those that are premature, or have certain medical conditions, birth is not easy,” said McElree.  

“We are so thankful to donors for supporting, in such a generous way, to help our hospital’s youngest patients.”