Start a Fundraiser: Sheldon B. Korones Newborn Center

Regional One Health Foundation

Celebrate 50 Years of Life. Support the Newborn Center.
This year marks the 50th birthday of the Sheldon B. Korones Newborn Center - or neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) - at Regional One Health. Each year, approximately 4,500 babies are born in the Newborn Center. Of those births, more than 1,300 babies are born premature or critically ill and are treated in the Newborn Center.

Since the Newborn Center opened in 1968, thousands of lives have been saved by the incredible work carried out by the dedicated team of doctors and nurses.

To celebrate and honor 50 years of life-saving work in our Newborn Center, we are asking for YOUR support to help babies and families receive the best possible care and service while at Regional One Health.

Examples of how YOUR contribution can make an impact:
  • $5- $15 donations will allow for a cafeteria vouchers and gas cards for families qualified to require financial assistance.
  • $25 donation will allow for lullaby white noise machines to be bought for each giraffe bed and crib.
  • $50 donations will allow the purchase of hotel vouchers for families traveling over 50 miles.
  • Donations over $500 assist with buying new equipment, like iPads that allow families to FaceTime, new patient monitors, incubators and radiant warmers.
Prizes for top fundraising individuals and teams will be awarded when the campaign ends.

About the Newborn Center
In July of 1968, a true pioneer in the field of neonatology founded what would become his namesake – the Sheldon B. Korones Newborn Center. After years in private practice, Dr. Sheldon B. Korones decided to devote his practice to the care of critically ill infants. He was one of the first neonatologists in the United States to bring specially trained social workers and perinatal workers together to help the whole family cope with the challenges that result for a premature or critically ill newborn. The Newborn Center credits its success to a multidisciplinary approach to caring for patients, a legacy that is continued today under the leadership of Dr. Ramasubbareddy Dhanireddy.