Vernon’s Sun-FM Gearing Up for Radiothon for VJH Maternity Ward

Sun-FM personalities April Lynn (from left), Jerhett Schafer and Betty Selin will help raise money to purchase new isolettes and other items for Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s maternity ward during the station’s 16th annual Have a Heart Radiothon Thursday, April 25, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Village Green Centre. (VJH Foundation – photo)

Vernon radio station shows heart for VJH maternity ward

Sun-FM set for 16th annual Have a Heart Radiothon fundraiser Thursday, April 25

The Vernon radio station with heart is gearing up for its annual radiothon.

The 16th annual Sun FM Have a Heart Radiothon runs Thursday, April 25, with on-air personalities Jerhett Schafer and Betty Selin broadcasting live from the main entrance of the Village Green Centre from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“Sun FM is committed to helping children in the North Okanagan, ensuring that they have access to the best healthcare possible,” said Selin.

This year’s goal is to raise funds to support maternal child care by purchasing new and replacing outdated equipment to care for newborns and their moms. Some of the currently used equipment hasn’t been replaced in more than 20 years. The station will be raising funds for: two newborn isolettes, one transcutaneous bilimeter, and 12 baby bassinettes.
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The isolettes are used for newborns needing additional support after birth, such as regulating their temperature and providing them with light that simulates the sun’s rays to help lower their bilirubin.

The transcutaneous bilimeter is an incredible monitor that will decrease the amount of blood draws (needle pokes) a baby will receive following birth. Newborns can receive anywhere between three-to-five pokes, but with this monitor, the number of pokes can be reduced to one-to-three. VJH is one of the only hospitals within Interior Health that does not have this piece of equipment.

New bassinettes will be much lighter in weight, more mobile, and height adjustable, making it easier for a new mother to be close to her baby, especially after surgeries.

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Published on April 15, 2019 at 11:40 am by Turn Table3

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