The Checkup WINTER 2015/2016 Celebrating 30 Years of impact on Health care in Wood Buffalo Forever thankful After a difficult delivery with her first two children, Gina Davis had her heart set on holding her third baby immediately after birth. She and her husband Jason made a birth plan and shared it with the Maternal Child team at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre. “All of the things that were important to us and to our baby’s health, we were able to have,” says Gina. “The staff went above the requirements of their job to give us the moments we needed as new parents. I’ll thank them forever for that.” Jason and Gina are forever thankful for the care their family With an average of 100 births a month, the received at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre. Health Centre prides itself on providing individualized care and meeting the special needs of their patients. Collaboration, respect and “I am so proud of the way our team comes together compassion are at the core of everything they do to to deliver the best care for not only mom and baby, help parents have a positive and personal but for the entire family,” says Juanita Pilgrim, Manager experience whenever possible. of Maternal Child. “We sometimes have more people “The staff went above the requirements of their job to give us the moments we needed as new parents. I’ll thank them forever for that.” having babies than our unit was originally designed for, but we always try to make sure each parent feels special and respected.” With your support, the Northern Lights Health Foundation funds vital health care needs in Wood Buffalo. Support community health care close to home at www.northernlightshealthfoundation.ca/donate.