Published on January 11, 2023

Volunteer Auxiliary Funds Infant Transportation Carts

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Owensboro Health Volunteer Auxiliary recently funded a project that will assist new parents as they’re discharged from the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital with their newborn. 

Maternity Services leadership noted that parents with a newborn typically have an infant carrier

and a lot of belongings to carry with them. To alleviate this issue, the volunteer auxiliary funded six infant carts that safely dock the baby and carrier, accommodate all their belongings and make moving through the facility safe and convenient.

Four of the six carts even allow the parent to push the cart while in a wheelchair, with the baby and belongings riding on the cart. 

While most of the carts will be used in maternity services, one is available in the main hospital lobby, so new mothers who visit the facility do not have to bear all the weight of a baby carrier. 

Volunteers gathered on December 5 to celebrate the achievement and place “presented to OHRH by the Volunteer Auxiliary” plaques on the carts, which have been well-utilized since they debuted in December. Owensboro Health thanks the Volunteer Auxiliary for their generosity. 

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