Thursday, April 18, 2013
Averi Budde Foundation purchases Spo2 Monitor for Hospital
Vicki Isom, representing the Averi Budde Foundation recently came to Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital to present a check to purchase another Spo2 Monitor for the Labor Delivery Unit at the hospital. Sue Sperry, Manager of the unit was ecstatic to be able to get another monitor for her department.
The Spo2 Monitor is used for a new procedure that is performed on all newborn babies. It is called Critical Congenital Cardiac Screen. This test is done to identify babies that have a critical heart defect that usually shows up during the first 24-72 hours of life. If detected, life saving actions can be initiated to offer positive outcomes for these infants.
Vicki Isom, grandmother of Averi, was very excited that they could provide the Monitor for the MBSH OB department. She recently went to Jefferson City to witness the signing of the House Senate bill on “Chloe’s Law” mandating this test be done on all newborn babies before leaving the hospital. The Averi Budde Foundation was organized for Congenital Heart Disease Awareness, and has a tremendous amount of information regarding “Chloe’s Law” on their face-book and website: www.averibuddefoundation.com.
“We are extremely grateful for the generosity of the Averi Budde Foundation to provide this necessary piece of equipment for our newborns,” exclaimed Sue Sperry, OB Nurse Manager.
Pictured is Vicki Isom from the Averi Budde Foundation presenting the check to Sue Sperry, OB Nurse Manager and Lisa Lochner Assistant Administrator