Donation of fetal heart monitor and education fund to Pembroke Regional Hospital
(Pembroke) – Together with family, hospital obstetrical staff, and PRHF members, great-grandparents Robert and Isabel Vroom and family honoured the memory of their children Robert and Christine Vroom by donating a Fetal Heart Monitoring Unit and a Staff Education Fund to the Pembroke Regional Hospital.
“We were stationed at the Foymount Radar during the Cold War,” shared patriarch Robert Vroom via Skype. “Even though we lost our twins Robert and Christine Vroom in 1953,” continued Robert, “their memory has never faded. It means so much to be able to honour them and to support current best practice for premature babies and their families in the Ottawa Valley.’”
Robert and Isabel Vroom, visited Pembroke Regional Hospital via Skype to donate $32,000 to purchase a new state-of-the-art fetal heart monitor and create an education fund for staff at the Pembroke Regional Hospital. The education fund will help the 30 staff enrolled in the new MORE OB program, as well as the staff with the Perinatal Professional Development Program. Attending in person on behalf of Richard and Isabel were children Richard (Neilda Hayes) Vroom, Jennifer Vroom, grandson Kevin Vroom, and great-grandchildren Cambrien, Kinsley and Elizabeth Vroom. With the help of technology, four generations of the Vroom family were able to gather together to make the gift.
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