Mar 19, 2014
Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation begins second phase of Building for Babies campaign
Fundraising efforts of the Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation continued
today with the kick-off of andldquo;Buy-A-Block," the second phase
of the Building for Babies campaign to raise the remaining funds necessary
to total the 2 million dollars required for upgrades and enhancements
to the Women & Newborn Care Center.
The goal from the beginning of the capital campaign has been to double
the nursery capacity and provide 10 neonatal intensive care beds, keeping
mother and baby together throughout labor, delivery and recovery by providing
one-room care, improving newborn care and security through advanced technology,
and by offering enhanced education for parents.
Buy-A-Block offers individuals and/or groups the opportunity to honor
a new addition, child, grandchild or any loved one with a personalized
block on the Donor Wall located in the Women and Newborn Care Center.
The Donor Wall is a 5x20’ mural depicting a child’s play room
created by local artist and Cotter High School art teacher Megan Benham.
The mural, unveiled at the kick-off ceremony, was well received by those
in attendance, with many compliments expressed about the design, creativity
and charming images.
Estella Tullgren, Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation Planned Giving Officer,
explained the various andldquo;gift-block” levels:
andldquo;Our goal has been to provide everyone with the opportunity of giving
by creating affordable levels. For instance, the peach level is measured
from $500-999 dollars, continuing all the way up to our highest level
of pink. All of the gifts made to Buy-A-Block are tax deductible and may
be paid within 5 years,” Tullgren said. “We hope you will
be a part of Baxter Regional history by honoring someone you love. Many
community members have had all of their family born at Baxter Regional
Medical Center, and buying a block is a way to preserve memories for posterity
whether you are a parent, relative, grandparent or even a business,”
To learn more about how you can join this community-wide effort to enhance
the Women and Newborn Care Center, please call Baxter Regional Hospital
Foundation at 870-508-1770.