The San Marino Guild of the Huntington Hospital presented $27,000 to the Huntington Hospital for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for the purchase of three Bilichek Bilirubin Measurement Devices. This specialized equipment provides a non-invasive system to diagnose in a short time a newborn’s risk of jaundice. Measurement can be taken through the skin on the forehead, rather than by repeated needle pricks on the baby’s heal to get blood samples.
San Marino Celebrity Series Co-Chair, Sharon Pippen, Guild President Peggy Yingling, and long time supporter Alicia Clark made the presentation to Jamie Powers, MD, head of the Huntington’s NICU. Mrs. Clark and her husband Edward made the generous donation of one of these high tech devices as part of the Guild’s pledge.
Since the Guild’s inception, nearly 65 years ago, members have focused on providing the “gift of life” to as many infants in our Southern California community as possible.
The San Marino Guild’s next fundraising event will be their fifth Springtime Luncheon and Fashion Show on Wednesday, April 13. For information, please call (626) 793-1333.