Maternal Child & Health Services
The nationwide crisis in financing health is hitting close to home. As revenues remain static or decrease, demand for state-of-the-art equipment continues to increase. You can help to ensure the gift of life and benefit future generations of children.
Please join us by supporting more equipment to help our babies and mothers breathe easier.
Some of the areas your donations have and will continue to help:
- Neonatal Services
- Obstetrics and Prenatal Care
- Pediatrics and Child Services
- Children’s Cancer Services
Ventura County Medical Center OB/GYN
VCMRF's support includes purchases of:
- Six Sleeper Chairs: provides beds for a family member/support person in the labor room
- Natus Algo II: this state-of-the-art equipment tests the hearing of newborns
- TLiQ System: used to help physicians determine when a pregnant women will go into labor
- Quiksign Monitor: allows for speed, accuracy and mobility to collect the vital signs of patients in the Obstetrics/Gynecology Department
- State-of-the-art medical equipment and staffing to help treat critically ill and premature infants.
- Helping to purchase specialized diagnostic equipment for children with heart disease, cancer and chronic illnesses, eliminating the stress of having to be transported to Los Angeles.
- Delivery Blanket & Solution Warmer: provided blanket & solution warmer to be used in C-section delivery room
Ventura County Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Olympic Trans-Lite (Transilluminator): Critically ill newborns, infants & children are diagnosed quickly with this special light that can detect possible lung-punctures. The light can also be used to locate veins and arteries in small babies to start life saving fluids
- OHMEDA OHIO Infant Warmer System: to keep new-born babies warm after delivery
- Agilent 24C Virida Monitor: Critically ill newborns in the intensive care receive constant state-of-the-art monitoring with this life-saving equipment
- The GE Ohmeda Giraffe Omni Bed: this opens up for surgery or other procedures for newborns and then closes down for incubator care. It actually mimics the womb, and is the very latest in the care of premature newborns
The Women’s Life Clinic
- VCMRF funded the Women’s Life Clinic at the Mandalay Bay Women and Children’s Medical Group, the brainchild of Dr. Robert Lefkowitz, to identify and assist those suffering from childbirth-related depression. Dr. Lefkowitz noted that 19 percent of new mothers are depressed enough to interfere with childrearing. They have sought to identify not just post-partum depression, but ante-partum as well, through screening and services offered bilingually.