Newborn Care Fund

Protect critically ill newborns.
Newborn Care Fund
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Nurture our newest, most fragile lives

When you give to the Newborn Care Fund, you protect and nurture our tiniest and most vulnerable patients and their families. Every year, our Special Care Nursery cares for more than 500 premature in the fight for their lives. They start life in amazingly advanced, convertible incubators called Giraffe Omni-beds, the ideal environment where they can become strong and healthy. These beds allow families and caregivers full access to the fragile infant so he or she doesn’t have to be moved from one piece of equipment to another, which can be stressful to a critically ill infant.

When you give to this fund, you make sure babies and their families get the best possible start in life. Your gift provides:

  • For critically ill babies, specialized carriers called Kangaroo Zaks™ to help mothers safely and comfortably hold their fragile newborns, helping them grow and heal
  • Giraffe Omni-beds so critically ill infants can grow and heal
  • Compassionate bereavement training for nurses so that they can help families face the loss of a newborn
  • Infant safety seats for low-income families, ensuring a safe ride home.


More babies are born at Rex than anywhere else in our area. Contributors are working to raise $200,000 to provide state-of-the art equipment, new technology and upgrades, and ongoing staff training.