NorthBay’s journey toward certification as a Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) has been helped with support from local foundations, businesses and individuals, such as the Solano Community Foundation.
The foundation recently awarded NorthBay a $28,000 grant to purchase several pieces of important pediatric trauma equipment, including a pediatric tracheostomy tray; a large capacity blood refrigerator for use in trauma and mass transfusion situations; and pediatric treatment protocol training services, which includes software and flat screen monitors.
The grant came from the Leslie Anderson and Virginia May Anderson Fund, which was established by the Andersons to provide care for Solano County children.
Financial support for pediatric equipment is also coming from the NorthBay Guild, through funds raised during this year’s Golf & Tennis Classic. This is the third year of a five-year commitment the Guild has made to support NorthBay’s trauma program with funds raised at the popular golf tournament.
Tournament funds may be used to purchase special wheelchairs; cell washers and centrifuges for use in mass transfusion situations; and an MRI ventilator for neurologic trauma patients needing an MRI diagnosis.
“NorthBay exists to care for all in our community, including the young and vulnerable,” says Brett Johnson, president of NorthBay Healthcare Foundation, “and the care we’ve been able to provide for more than 55 years has been made possible through our community’s consistent and generous support. Any individual or business interested in helping us in our fund-raising efforts is encouraged to contact the foundation at (707) 646-3132.”