Central Louisiana Community Foundation donates to Moms & Babies campaign

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Natchitoches Regional Medical Center staff, including CEO Kirk Soileau, far left, and others accepted the $450,000 donation from Central La. Community Foundation.

On behalf of David and Jennifer Thornton, the Central Louisiana Community Foundation (CLCF) recently presented a check to the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Foundation for $450,000. This donation was made in support of the Foundation’s Moms & Babies Campaign and will help fund the purchase of new fetal monitors for NRMC’s Labor and Delivery Department. A portion of the gift also benefitted the NRMC Laboratory, which will use the funds for new equipment.

This article published in the March 5, 2022, print edition

“We are so very grateful to the Thorntons for their tremendous support facilitated by the Central Louisiana Community Foundation,” noted Kirk Soileau, NRMC Chief Executive Officer. “This extraordinary gift will further enhance the level of care we provide moms and babies, and it will benefit so many families.”
“What’s so special about this gift is that Jennifer Thornton began her career at NRMC in the OB Department. She cares deeply about the safety and wellbeing of each mom and baby. This gift will fund fetal monitors which will allow our nursing team to measure the baby’s heart rate as well as the mother’s contractions, blood pressure and heart rate before and during childbirth,” explained Anne Mahloch, NRMC Labor & Delivery Nursing Unit Manager.
“Today, Jennifer fills shifts as a Nurse Practitioner at our rural health clinics as well as the NRMC OB/GYN Associates clinic, but she saw a need in Labor and Delivery, and she and David generously provided resources to make this level of monitoring available,” shared Sarah LaCour, NRMC Chief Nursing Officer. “We greatly appreciate their family’s support, CLCF, and the NRMC Foundation.”