WIU School of Nursing receives donation of infant warmer from Carthage’s Memorial Hospital

WIU infant warmer

WIU Nursing Resource Center Coordinator Danielle Knowles, left, and Diana Schaller, right, a department head at Carthage's Memorial Hospital, show off a simulated infant warmer from Memorial Hospital in Carthage. | Photo courtesy of Western Illinois University

MACOMB, Ill. — Western Illinois University’s School of Nursing recently received a donation of a simulated infant warmer from Memorial Hospital in Carthage.

The warmer, along with newborn nursing supplies, was donated to the WIU School of Nursing after the recent closure of the Carthage hospital’s obstetrics department. A simulated infant warmer typically costs about $5,000.

WIU Nursing Resource Center coordinator Danielle Knowles connected with the hospital upon hearing its obstetrical department was closing.  Knowles reached out to Dina Schaller, a department head at the hospital, and asked about plans for the equipment after the closure.

Schaller consulted with the hospital’s leadership team to solidify the donation.

In a press release, Knowles said, “This equipment fills a gap in the maternal/newborn nursing education at the school and will help all students to simulate many more high-risk newborn scenarios to prepare them for their nursing careers. The School of Nursing is extremely grateful for the partnership with this clinical agency.”

For more about the WIU School of Nursing, visit wiu.edu/nursing.

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