New Equipment to Bring Mom & Baby Together

Panda Warmer, Zoom Cart, and Fetal Heart Monitor that are now being utilized in the Hutchinson Health Birth Care Center

Panda Warmer, Zoom Cart, and Fetal Heart Monitor that are now being utilized in the Hutchinson Health Birth Care Center

The Hutchinson Health Birth Care Center was the very recent grateful recipient of the fundraising efforts at the 2015 Gala. We recently sat down with Dr. Zoulek, OB and Teresa Smith, Birth Care Manager & RN at Hutchinson Health, to discuss how the new equipment has helped both babies and mothers within our community.

Dr. Zoulek had this to share:

Dr. Erin Knutson, Dr. Darryl Johnson & Dr. Emily Zoulek with the new equipment for the OB unit

Dr. Erin Knutson, Dr. Darryl Johnson & Dr. Emily Zoulek with
the new equipment for the OB unit

“We felt honored that the Foundation Board choose to donate towards our Birth Care Center. We have many things on our “wish list” and to receive three new pieces of equipment we weren’t expecting was a great surprise!

The donation was utilized in the purchase of:

1. Fetal Monitor (which measures the little one’s heart rate when in mommy, and also monitor mommy’s heart rate if she is recovering from a c-section)
2. Zoom Cart (helps assist getting mom moved easier)
3. Panda Warmer (ready to take and care for babies).

This new equipment allows us to better serve the wide spread needs of moms and babes that come to Hutchinson Health and provide a high excellence of care. We want people to feel comfortable with the care we provide, and they can rest assured quality care is available right in their backyard.”

Teresa Smith added:

“The new equipment is a blessing, as these are things we use everyday. The zoom cart allows us to get mom to operating room quickly if a c-section is needed, and the fetal heart monitor allows us to do her post-op recovery right in her room in the birthing center.

The hospital is rarely a place someone desires to go to willingly, unless they are having a baby! The Birth Care Center and team wants families to feel together throughout the entire birthing process, and the new equipment allows us to keep baby in mommy’s arms right away after delivery if both are healthy.”

If you are interested in learning how to apply for a Foundation grant, email or call Rachael Gemuenden at rgemuenden@hutchhealth.com or 320.484.4438