September 13, 2023

Kinsmen Foundation generously donates over $25,000 to Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation to purchase vital fetal monitor

The Kinsmen Foundation has generously donated $25,094.27 to Saskatchewan’s Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation (JPCHF) to fund an urgently needed fetal monitor at Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital (JPCH). This gift is part of a pledge from the Kinsmen Foundation to fund $1 million+ of new health care equipment through Health Care Foundations, Group Homes and Health Care Facilities in Saskatchewan.

“This gift of the fetal monitor and all the support that we provide to JPCH is only because of the support that we get from our own miracle donors,” said Richard Kies, Executive Director of the Kinsmen Foundation.

“On behalf of the Kinsmen Foundation, we have to always thank our TeleMiracle donors for their generous support and to say that because of their support, we’re able to turn around and then make gifts like the fetal health monitor.” 

The lifesaving fetal monitor gift tracks an unborn child’s heartbeat and labouring mother’s uterine contractions. This vital piece of equipment is key in gathering information to best care for each baby’s well-being during labour and delivery. In addition, these monitors provide critical details, up to the second, protecting labouring mothers during their often unpredictable birthing experience.

 “Our board really saw this funding for the fetal monitor as an extension of the support that we already provide to families,” Richard continued.

We recognize the value that JPCH brings to families that have children that need specialized care in the province. At the Kinsmen Foundation, our mandate is really to improve the quality of health care in the province in whatever way that we can and certainly support for the JPCH is part of that mandate. We’re very happy to continue supporting the children’s hospital and the families that use the services there as much as we can.“ 

The fetal monitor will be well utilized, as Saskatchewan’s JPCH cares for the highest-risk moms-to-be from across the province. The Mosaic Maternal Care Centre at JPCH welcomes over 5,400* babies born each year, including over 90* multiple births.

“Our Foundation is incredibly thankful for the continued support that the Kinsmen Foundation has given to Saskatchewan kids and families,” said Laura Gawletz, Philanthropy Manager at Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation.

“Through dedicated support from community leaders, like the Kinsmen Foundation, Saskatchewan’s JPCHF continues each year to provide vital enhancements of equipment, family-centered programming and research for the best care possible for our province’s children and moms-to-be.”

If you are interested in how you can make an impact today by supporting the innovation of technology, family-centered programming and ground-breaking research for Saskatchewan maternal and children’s health care, please contact Laura Gawletz, Philanthropy Manager at JPCHF. 

*Statistics provided by Saskatchewan Health Authority reporting period April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.


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