KIWANIS AT WORK!
On February 20, 2020, the Jacksonville Kiwanis Club presented a check to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to fund the purchase of a Neonatal Ventilator for the CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital -Jacksonville Emergency Department.
Previously unequipped to property handle the delivery of a baby, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital- Jacksonville has been making strides to best serve the community in times of emergency. With help from funding through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the Emergency Department is now better prepared to care for newborn babies, should the need arise.
“It doesn’t happen too often, but it does happen,” said Dwain Coates, clinical director of the Emergency Department, speaking of deliveries in the CHRISTUS ER, Jacksonville. “We delivered twins earlier this year. Sometimes people don’t know where else to go so they come here. We need to be best prepared to take care of the babies and the families who count on us.”
Kiwanis International is a global organization of members dedicated to serving the children of the world. Kiwanis and its family of clubs—nearly 600,000 members strong—annually raise more than US$100 million and dedicate more than 18 million volunteer hours to strengthen communities and serve children. #KidsNeedKiwanis
Francine Eikner has helped Kiwanis clubs in Texas and Oklahoma raise $2.5 million dollars to save lives by vaccinating young women and babies in developing countries against tetanus. She has helped save over 1 million lives around the world! That’s just one reason to join Kiwanis – FIND YOUR CLUB