The VMC Foundation received a donation from John and Ann Rademakers to benefit Women & Children’s services at SCVMC. The donation is specifically for equipment to benefit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Pediatrics Unit. This action is required as the donation attributed here is over $10,000 in value. The total value of the donated equipment to be approved is $80,734.41.
REASONS FOR RECOMMENDATION
This equipment was requested by the NICU and Pediatrics clinical staff and submitted to the VMC Foundation to solicit donation. The Foundation acquired the funds and offered the equipment as a gift to SCVMC. All of the equipment recommended has been submitted to SCVMC’s Senior Leadership Team and has been reviewed for both need and consistency of purpose and is approved for use.
The equipment to be approved includes 15 NicView web-enabled cameras to help keep families connected to their babies throughout the NICU admission, promote family bonding, decrease maternal stress levels, and increase breastmilk production. The donation includes a 3-year warranty. The value of the donation is $51,500. Any ongoing maintenance costs for this equipment will become the responsibility of SCVMC and will be absorbed by departmental budgets. Assurances of privacy are provided by a document to be signed by the patients’ families. The document has been reviewed and approved by both County Counsel and the SCVHHS Office of Ethics and Compliance.
The donation also includes 20 flat screen televisions, including installation, to complete a project to upgrade all 31 televisions in the Pediatrics Unit. The value of the donation is $29,234.41. Any ongoing maintenance costs for this equipment will become the responsibility of SCVMC and will be absorbed by departmental budgets.
The recommended action would improve the health and well-being of fragile babies in the NICU and children admitted to the Pediatrics Unit by reducing the stress on the family.
The recommended action will have no/neutral impact on seniors.
The recommended action will have no/neutral sustainability implications.
The VMC Foundation cultivated a relationship with John and Ann Rademakers, local philanthropists, and secured a donation in February 2014 to benefit Women & Children’s services at SCVMC. These projects were identified as needed by the clinical staff and funded through donations to the VMC Foundation. Each project is presented to the Senior Leadership Team and all questions and concerns are resolved before acceptance.
CONSEQUENCES OF NEGATIVE ACTION
Failure to approve the recommended action would result in SCVMC’s non-acceptance of the donation and use of the equipment.
STEPS FOLLOWING APPROVAL
The Clerk of the Board would send Minute Traq notification to Tom McClung, Director of Resource Management at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center who will in turn notify the VMC Foundation.
The Clerk of the Board would send a Thank You acknowledgement to Mr. and Mrs. Rademakers for their generous gift.