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R Baby Foundation Raises $2.5 Million in First Year
Date:2/4/2008

resuscitation experience. Practicing on these realistic simulated

patients will decrease resuscitation errors and enhance the pediatric

provider's knowledge and skills.

-- Goryeb Children's Hospital at Morristown Memorial Hospital: R Baby

Foundation will support a collaborative effort between the Goryeb

Children's Hospital and the Institute for Family Centered Care that

will elevate involvement of patients and families to levels seen only

at the nation's leading hospitals. Designed to optimize communication

which in turn will reduce errors and improve patient satisfaction, the

initiative will begin in the pediatric intensive care unit and the

Gagnon Pediatric Emergency Department.

Initially these programs are estimated to impact hundreds of thousands of babies each year -- with millions affected over time. R Baby's granting cycle will continue to be January and June.

FACTS ON PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE:

The following are alarming facts on the lack of adequate pediatric care in the U.S.

-- Children make up 27% of all Emergency Department (ED) visits, but only

6% of EDs in the U.S. have the necessary supplies for pediatric

emergencies.

-- Many drugs and medical devices have not been adequately tested on or

dosed properly for children -- including babies.

-- Although pediatric skills deteriorate quickly without practice,

continuing education in pediatric care is not required or is extremely

limited for many pre-hospital emergency medical technicians (EMTs).

Source: "The Future of Emergency Care," 2006 Institute of Medicine

ABOUT R BABY FOUNDATION

R Baby Foundation was established in 2006 by Phyllis and Andrew Rabinowitz, who lost their daughter Rebecca Ava Rabinowitz when she was nine days old as a result of a viral infection that was not diagnosed or treated. The aim of
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