Supporters of the annual Tree of Love event helped Jamestown Regional Medical Center’s littlest patients and their families.
More than 100 supporters raised $7,170 to purchase a pregnancy app for moms and babies. The app supports mothers through pregnancy and the first years of a child’s life. JRMC Family BirthPlace welcomes about 350 babies each year.
“The new technology will connect parents to valuable, interactive content that is available anytime – from any device. The accessibility helps provide the best care to welcome our littlest patients,” said Emily Woodley, JRMC Family BirthPlace manager.
The newly purchased pregnancy app provides:
- evidence-based education for new and expecting moms
- information specific to your arrival and stay
- community health resources
- list of available classes and support groups
- personal journal
- other tools
The technology cost is $6,000. The platform offers medically-accurate content that can also be customized to create a unique patient experience. Text, videos and animations are available on pregnancy, labor and birth, postpartum care, breastfeeding and newborn care.
The JRMC Auxiliary started this beloved Tree of Love tradition 23 years ago, said JRMC Foundation Director Lisa Jackson. Today, attendees hang ornaments in honor or in memory of beloved family members, friends or caregivers.
“Tree of Love is truly one of my favorite moments each year. During this challenging time, we are grateful to the community for joining us,” Jackson said. “These ornaments remind us why we are so dedicated to our work. These gifts continue the tradition of legendary care.”
In addition to an app for babies and families, a portion of Tree of Love proceeds also support the JRMC Cancer Center. In its first year, the cancer center saved more than 244,000 miles of travel for the 55,000 individuals JRMC serves in a nine-county radius.
For more information on the Tree of Love or funding projects, contact JRMC Foundation at (701) 952-4880.