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13 Sep WomenFIRST

WomenFIRST is focused on creating a culture for women’s philanthropy and making positive changes in the lives of women and families in our community. Each event supports the mission of The Foundation, allowing Women FIRST to make a real and sustainable impact on health care at Thomas Health.
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Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 – WomenFIRST “Derby de Mayo”, Astorg Auto of Charleston.

Speakers – Thomas Health’s Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Team:

  • Dr. Sean Loudin,  M.D. – Marshall Health
  • Bethany Ferris, Director of Obstetrics & Newborn Services
  • Heather Fouch, Newborn Nursery – NICU Clinical Coordinator

 

Event Description

Proceeds from our ‘Derby De Mayo’ event went towards providing resources for our dedicated doctors, nurses and staff for providing their care for drug-dependent babies born in our Mother/Baby Unit and NICU, and their families.

 

WomenFIRST is focused on creating a culture for women’s philanthropy and making positive changes in the lives of women and families in our community. Each event supports the mission of The Foundation, allowing WomenFIRST to make a real and sustainable impact on health care at Thomas Health.

Thursday, November 29th, 2018 – WomenFIRST “Hope for the Holidays”, Holiday Inn & Suites – South Charleston

Moderator: Jane Cline, Director of Public Policy – Spilman Thomas & Battle

Panelists:

  • Dr. Sean Loudin, M.D. – Marshall Health
  • Cindy Beane, MSW, LCSW, Commissioner – WV Dept. of Health and Human Resources
  • Christina Mullins, Commissioner – WV Bureau of Behavioral Health
  • Dan Lauffer, CEO – Thomas Health System

 

Event Description

Featured ‘The Giving Tree’ where The Foundation collected baby clothing donations. Proceeds from the event helped purchase comfort measures like rocking chairs and mammaRoo bouncers, diapers, formula, breast pumps, cuddle cots, car seats and baby beds for Thomas Health’s Grace’s Closet, benefiting our smallest patients in the NICU and their families through support and education. Part of the Charleston Chapter of WELD (Women for Economic and Leadership Development) program series.

 

Donor and community support of The Foundation’s WomenFIRST platform in 2018 made a difference in the life of each baby, family, nurse and volunteer at Thomas Memorial Hospital NICU.

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