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Longstanding partnership leads to NICU investment

Sandra Schmirler Foundation

Regina’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), at the Rawlco Centre for Mother Baby Care, will benefit from the long-standing partnership between Hospitals of Regina Foundation and the Sandra Schmirler Foundation.
The Sandra Schmirler Foundation was created as a Legacy to Sandra’s memory, who is remembered as generous and devoted to family and friends. Countless babies who have been born prematurely and critically ill have been saved with life-saving equipment funded in her name. This year, the Sandra Schmirler Foundation will contribute $100,000 to Regina’s NICU to be invested in new state-of-the art technology.
“We believe that every baby deserves the chance to grow up and be a champion like Sandra. We’re very proud to partner with Hospitals of Regina Foundation to help fund life-saving equipment for the NICU at Regina General Hospital.” says Ian Cunningham, Chair, Sandra Schmirler Foundation. “The Foundation is committed to keeping Sandra’s love of family alive in Saskatchewan and across Canada by helping to give these miracle babies the chance to live their dreams.”
Last year, 475 babies from southern Saskatchewan needed the specialized care provided by the NICU and their amazing medical teams. With births as early as 24 weeks, these babies are not fully developed yet and many cannot sustain breathing on their own. Ensuring our medical teams have the technology they need to provide the very best care and make lives better for babies in southern Saskatchewan is critical.
“The Foundation is pleased to once again partner with the Sandra Schmirler Foundation once again to invest in Regina’s NICU,” says Dino Sophocleous, President and CEO, Hospitals of Regina Foundation.  “Our NICU is a Centre of Excellence for neonatal care for families across southern Saskatchewan and provides life-saving care for our smallest patients. It wouldn’t be possible without generous donors like the Sandra Schmirler Foundation.”  
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