New Outlook Pioneers
William Farmer, New Outlook Pioneers President; Dr. Joseph Bocchini, Medical Director of the Children’s Hospital; Milton Fritch, Assistant Treasurer; and member Jack Scott.
Pediatric patient care at the University Health Children’s Hospital is enhanced by $75,000 worth of new equipment donated by the New Outlook Pioneers Louisiana Council, formerly managers at Western Electric.
This large donation by the Council “will help improve the care of many children,” said Dr. Joseph Bocchini, Medical Director of the Children’s Hospital at University Health.
Thanks to New Outlook Pioneers Louisiana Council, the University Health Children’s Hospital is the only area hospital with The Frequencer device, which promotes bronchial drainage for patients with cystic fibrosis and other disorders. The device provides a gentler, less painful form of therapy for patients than the traditional “clapping” method of drainage. University Health is one of only two accredited Cystic Fibrosis Foundation programs in Louisiana.
Other items purchased for the Children’s Hospital include a Vein Illuminator for PICU, a Biliblanket for the 4J Nursery, a Vital Check Sp02 machine, and a Vapotherm Precision Flow for the NICU/PICU. These items help infants and children with Cystic Fibrosis, jaundice and other health complications.
William Farmer, president of New Outlook Pioneers, vetted the donation requests and hopes that the group’s donation “challenges other organizations in the community to help.”
Pediatric physicians, nurses and medical technicians thanked donors for these items on the wish list at a private ceremony.