Each year, West Virginia University Medicine Children’s Hospital
holds a charity gala so they can continue to provide innovative, high-quality
intensive care services for women and children in the state. Serving neonatal,
pediatric, and maternal patients, WVU Medicine Children’s has earned
a reputation for excellence and state-of-the-art intensive care therapies,
as well as emergency transport services.
More than $97,000 was raised at the
14th annual WVU Medicine Children’s Gala on August 4th this year to support the WVU Medicine Children’s Transport Team.
The WVU Medicine Children’s Transport Team works 24/7 to move critically
ill children by means of a mobile intensive care unit. Their staff is
comprised of expert neonatal nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and
respiratory therapists who seek to provide a supportive and safe environment
for children headed to WVU Medicine Children’s.
The proceeds from the gala went towards a Tecotherm neo-cooling blanket,
which is used to perform a procedure called “head cooling therapy”
for newborn infants. This innovative therapy helps reduce the risk of
severe infant brain damage after a birth injury or other trauma, by slowing
the injuries’ progress and increasing oxygen flow.
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A handful of local organizations, businesses, and law firms sponsored this
event, either by providing financial resources or dinner and entertainment.
At Hartley Law Group, PLLC, our firm was proud to be included as one of
these sponsors for the WVU Medicine Children’s Gala in 2018. As
personal injury attorneys, we’re passionate about protecting the vulnerable from injury, and
ensuring that children can receive the quality medical care they need
in an emergency.
In West Virginia, it can often be particularly difficult for children to
receive the pediatric services and intensive treatment they deserve. Many
West Virginians live in remote areas, with limited access to the kind
of life-saving technologies available at WVU Medicine Children’s.
That’s why their team is currently raising money to build a new
children’s hospital and ambulatory care center to ensure that safe,
affordable medical care will be available for all.
If you’re interested in helping the West Virginia University Medicine
Children’s Hospital achieve their goals, visit their website to donate
and learn more about volunteer opportunities.