Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick • Somerset

Gift Enhances Care for Premature Babies

December 3, 2010
The charitable foundation of Financial Resources Federal Credit Union recently donated proceeds from their annual gala to Somerset Medical Center to purchase an infant intensive care warmer and incubator for the medical center’s Intermediate Care Nursery. 

Lena Matthews, President and CEO of Financial Resources Federal Credit Union, Anthony Mero, Senior Vice President of Operations/Chief Operating Officer of Financial Resources Federal Credit Union, and Daniel Gontcharenko, Marketing Director for Financial Resources Federal Credit Union, recently took a tour of the nursery to see the new warmer and incubator with Cindy Ferraro, director of maternal/child health services at Somerset Medical Center, Jennifer Casoni, a nurse in Somerset Medical Center’s Intermediate Care Nursery, and Maureen Schneider, senior vice president of clinical program development and chief nursing officer at Somerset Medical Center. 

“We are extremely grateful to Financial Resources FCU Foundation for their generous support which will help us advance the care that we provide to premature babies,” said Paul Huegel, president of Somerset Medical Center Foundation.

Somerset Medical Center’s Intermediate Care Nursery is certified to provide Level II intermediate neonatal care for premature and low-weight babies. The incubator keeps premature babies warm with moistened air in a clean environment and helps to protect babies from noise, drafts, infection and excess handling. The new warmer helps babies who are very unstable or extremely premature to maintain their temperature and includes a bed scale to monitor their weight gain.

For more information about maternity services at Somerset Medical Center, visit www.somersetmedicalcenter.com.