WIU School of Nursing Receives Warmer Donation from Carthage’s Memorial Hospital


MACOMB, IL – Western Illinois University’s School of Nursing has received a donation of a simulated infant warmer from Memorial Hospital in Carthage, IL.

A newborn radiant infant warmer, along with newborn nursing supplies, were 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 what was happening to the equipment after the closure.

Schaller consulted with the hospital’s leadership team to solidify the donation, which is a huge benefit to the School of Nursing’s OB equipment and supplies.

“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,” said Knowles. “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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