MDU pledges funds for infant security systemThe Jamestown Hospital received a pledge of $40,000 over a five-year period for a new infant security system. The grant comes from Montana Dakota Utilities.
By: Keith Norman, The Jamestown Sun
The Jamestown Hospital received a pledge of $40,000 over a five-year period for a new infant security system. The grant comes from Montana Dakota Utilities.
“I am very pleased that MDU is helping us with new equipment,” said Jan Barnes, Jamestown Hospital Foundation director, in a press release.
The new security system includes an ankle band that will be placed on all newborn children. This band communicates with a computer system to alert staff members if the baby goes too close to an exit.
The equipment has been in the works for several months.
“The hospital applied for this last fall,” said Barry Gage, district manager for MDU. “This is equipment for the old hospital but they’ve also applied for help with the new project.”
Gage said the MDU Foundation makes grants every year.
“We do a number of grants each year,” he said. “We always encourage groups with a 501(c)(3) status to apply.”
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