Hypothermia Program Implemented at Lehigh Valley Health Network
The Neonatal Hypothermia Therapy Program dedicated in memory of Lauren's Hope Foundation.
May 31, 2011
Taking the Initiative with President, Ann Flood and Chief Neonatologist, Dr. Lorraine Dickey
Ann Flood, President of Lauren's Hope Foundation and Dr. Lorraine Dickey, Chief Neonatologist of Lehigh Valley Health Network talk about the development of the hypothermia for neuroprotection program and their partnership to bring better care with a patient and family centered focus for babies born with brain injuries
Child's Death Inspires Mother to Help Brain-injured Babies
Ann Flood woke up shortly after 8 a.m. to the beep of the feeding tube machine in her daughter's room.
Sun rays bounced off the glistening ice outside and through her window as Ann rose, invigorated. She could not remember the last time she had slept so much and so well. Definitely not since Lauren's birth four years earlier. The silence that had enabled the Wind Gap mother to have a restful sleep also hid a tragic truth...
Long ago, alchemists struggled mightily to crack the secret of turning lead into gold. Of course, they never succeeded.
You might consider Ann Flood to be a modern-day alchemist – but a successful one. She has taken a gut-wrenching loss – the untimely death of Lauren, her four-year-old daughter – and created from it Lauren’s Hope Foundation, Inc.