Melanie, born December 21st, is the daughter of Misty and Derrick Savage of Archbald.
Little Melanie Savage of Archbald is receiving treatment for jaundice at Wayne Memorial Hospital’s New Beginnings unit that’s not quite like it used to be. The “bilibed” in which she’s wrapped is one of three new pieces of equipment given to the unit by the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. “We couldn’t be more thrilled for our patients and their families!” exclaimed Mary Lou Eimers, RN, manager New Beginnings. She said all the new pieces—the bilibed, a neonatal respirator and a baby scale—replace older models and offer advanced features such as portability and comfort. Instead of having lights above and around her, Melanie is wrapped in a blanket equipped with a blue fluorescent tube, internal phototherapy that eliminates the need for inconvenient eye patches. “We are truly thankful to the hard working members of our Auxiliary,” said Eimers. The Auxiliary raised funds for the unit throughout 2013, but especially through its biggest event, the Mistletoe Ball, last January. This January, the Auxiliary launches a campaign to help the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s Women’s Imaging Center. The kick-off is 2014’s dinner-dance, A Night at the Kentucky Derby. Tickets are still available. Call 570.226.3394.
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