Great news!

I have received the wonderful note below. We will be working with the Maternal Child Department to set the special project. We are thrilled to be working with this Foundation for the first time and enjoyed their excitement in learning about all that CCH does for the babies of RMC!

Also, the Foundation is looking for new members. If this sounds like something you would be interested in doing, please email Margee Stemper at !

Foundation Gift Remembers Pat Maasch, Julian Rowe

A layette is a collection of clothing items for newborns. A local non-profit organization, Creative Caring Hearts, assembles layettes that contain 30 items of clothing for the newborn. Creative Caring Hearts provides these layettes to the Maternal Child Health Department at RMC.

The RMC MCH nursing staff distributes layettes to those families who are in the most need. Last year, 66 families received a layette from the MCH staff, and the word is, these layettes are highly valued by the families.

A request for financial support was recently made to the Riverside Health Foundation by Jeanne Bootz and Mary Jo Feldman. They presented an overview of the work done and the expenses involved with this volunteer project.

Foundation President, Jack Rhodes, said, "Our Board was impressed with the wonderful impact these layettes have on a family. We are very glad to approve a $1,000 gift to the Creative Caring Hearts group in memory of two Board members, Pat Maasch and Julian Rowe."

Riverside Health Foundation representative, Steve Huhta, presented a check to Jeanne Bootz, Creative Caring Hearts coordinator. Sandy Testin and Cindy Hunter, from the Maternal Child Department at Riverside Hospital, are also shown. They are two of the nurses who work with the babies and parents who receive layettes from Creative Caring Hearts.

Hat of the Month

Each month every baby born at our two hospitals receive a special hat. These include bunny hats in the month of Easter, spring colors for May, strawberries for June, Packer hats in September, and jack-0-lantern hats in October.

Great news!

Riverside Health Foundation and Creative Caring Hearts collaborated to provide 160 hooded towels with washcloths to the Maternal Child Department at Riverside Hospital. These towels will be presented to each baby born at Riverside Hospital in honor of two members of the Riverside Health Foundation, Pat Maasch and Julian Rowe. Shown in the photo are: Foundation members, Steve Huhta and Margee Semper, RMC Nurse Sandi Testin, and Creative Caring Hearts members, Jeanne Bootz and Sue Hackbarth.