Lincoln City Hospital receives CuddleCot donation from Warner Grange and Clackamas Pomona Grange

Members of the Warner Grange and Clackamas Pomona Grange donated a CuddleCot to the Family Birthing Center at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City, Oregon. The gift was gratefully accepted by the unit’s nurse manager, Jen Pierce, BSN, RN.

“I am in awe of this generous, compassionate donation,” Pierce said. “As a nurse who has worked for nearly 30 years delivering babies, this is just so special and deeply meaningful.”

From left, Maryssa Petersen with Warner Grange, Jen Pierce with Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, Don Kingsborough with Clackamas Pomona Grange, Kennedy Courtney with North Lincoln Hospital Foundation, Shannon Yager with Warner Grange, and Cassandra Nair with Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital.

Pierce shared that during her years working at a large metropolitan hospital in Arizona, she helped to deliver more than 13,000 babies. Sadly, with the nation’s infant mortality rate of 5.4 deaths per 1,000 births, she has been a witness to much heartache.

The CuddleCot donation was arranged by Don Kingsborough of the Clackamas Pomona Grange. Kingsborough has lived part-time in Lincoln City for many years and said he considers it to be his community, too.

The Clackamas Pomona Grange and the Warner Grange raised enough money with silent auctions and dinners to purchase and donate a dozen CuddleCots to hospitals throughout the state: Portland, Bend, Tillamook, Coquille, Astoria and now Lincoln City.

The birthing center at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital has had a CuddleCot since July 2018, which was donated by the Pacific Communities Health District Foundation, using funds raised during the annual Samaritan Employee Caring Campaign.

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