Harrison Smith Foundation Supports Jeffersons Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
The Hoxie Harrison Smith Foundation has given Thomas Jefferson University Hospital $10,000 to purchase a specialized infant incubator/isolette for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This advanced equipment is specially designed for newborn twins and will provide these fragile babies with substantial physical and psychological benefits that will enhance their opportunities to thrive. Given the large number of multiple births among Jefferson patients, such equipment is a key addition to the NICU.
This gift renews the Foundations support of Jefferson. In 1997, the Foundation gave the NICU $10,000 to purchase an Infant Intensive Care System. This equipment likewise enhanced Jeffersons ability to provide an optimal environment for its tiniest patients.
"Neonatal intensive care is very important and the Hoxie Harrison Smith Foundation is proud to recognize Jeffersons outstanding dedication to its NICU patients and their families, said Bruce M. Brown, Secretary-Treasurer of the Foundation, which was established in 1920 to support benevolent, charitable and education undertakings in southeastern Pennsylvania.
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