A $15,750 grant to the Cheyenne County Hospital will be used to purchase a Panda Infant Warmer and Resuscitation unit.
Purchase of the new warmer will provide a temperature-controlled environment for infants with a designated resuscitation system. This will provide life-saving equipment for infants born with breathing issues. The Panda unit provide a temperature controlled environment, without overhead heaters, which can be used for x-rays and surgeries of infants without moving them to another bed or location. It has an integrated scale, as well as oxygen and heat-rate monitoring.
Cheyenne County Hospital is a 16-bed facility providing emergency, acute and swing-bed care to residents of Cheyenne County and the surrounding area. It is a critical access, Level IV trauma center. The hospital re-established obstetrics care when a second physician, Dr. Megan Brown joined the staff in August 2014.