Gift to support education for caregivers and medical professionals
Norton Children’s Hospital announced a $1 million donation to the Children’s Hospital Foundation to assist in educational efforts for medical caregivers. The gift was made by S. Randolph Scheen Jr., M.D.
A new 7,000-square-foot conference center being constructed on the first floor of the hospital will now be named the S. Randolph Scheen Family Conference Center. Construction is expected to be completed in winter 2018.
“We’ve heard the stories about the great work of this hospital and value the compassion that is found within these walls,” Dr. Scheen said. “Education, and supporting education for caregivers and medical students, is critical to ensuring that children receive top-notch care. Without proper training and support, this is not possible.”
“We’re grateful to Dr. Scheen and his family for their leadership in supporting this important project,” said Lynnie Meyer, Ed.D., R.N., CFRE, chief development officer for Norton Healthcare. “We know that education and training is essential to ensuring that our caregivers have the knowledge they need to provide the care our community has come to know and expect from Norton Children’s Hospital.”
Construction of the S. Randolph Scheen Family Conference Center is part of a $78.3 million investment by Norton Healthcare to renovate several areas at Norton Children’s Hospital, as well as create the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Areas to be renovated include the “Just for Kids” Critical Care Center and two neonatal intensive care units. The changes will occur in phases, with full completion in 2021.