The JHB Hope Foundation, a global outreach ministry that is part of Jesus House Baltimore, has donated a pediatric GlideScope® to Northwest Hospital in Randallstown to provide lifesaving treatment for the youngest patients in the hospital’s emergency department, ER-7.
The pediatric GlideScope® is a piece of equipment that is especially designed to fit into the obstructed airway of a small child so that a breathing tube can be placed into the throat to keep the airway open. It uses video technology so doctors can see a real time, distinct view of where to place the tube safely, accurately and quickly.
“On behalf of Northwest Hospital, I would like to thank the JHB Hope Foundation and its members for their heartfelt generosity, not only for the pediatric GlideScope®, itself, but for the time and effort they spent raising the funds for this donation,” said Brian White, president of Northwest Hospital and senior vice president of LifeBridge Health. “Their partnership in our community is vital and appreciated.”
Members of the Jesus House Baltimore and the JHB Hope Foundation stopped by Northwest Hospital recently to see for themselves how the pediatric GlideScope® works and to meet grateful staff members who will be using it.
“The Giving Back to Our Community initiative is in our DNA, and it is an important part of our mission to have a positive impact in our neighborhoods. By partnering with great organizations, we continue to uplift the communities we serve,” said Dr. Godwin Okojie, executive director of the JHB Hope Foundation. “The passion and joy of Northwest Hospital employees when they saw the GlideScope® was very contagious.”