The holiday season is a time for joy, giving, and wrapping yourself in the warmth of family. This holiday season, the Riverside Foundation is asking that you spread that warmth to hundreds of families in the Rainy River district by making the best kind of gift, one that supports health care close to home.

Santa’s elves have been working hard in the workshop to build Riverside Facilities a new Panda Warmer for one of the birthing suites at LVGH. The Panda Warmer and accompanying Spacelabs NICU Monitor that is required, come at a collective cost of approximately $75,000.

A Panda Warmer is used for newborns immediately after delivery to provide a warm, bright area for the initial exam. The accompanying monitor measures heart rate, respiratory rate and oxygen saturation. This portable unit, with a built-in scale, allows for the baby to be assessed and cared for at the mother’s bedside. It can also be brought to the OR if a c-section is required.

In addition, the Panda Warmer is utilized in neonatal and infant resuscitation. Because it has all the monitoring devices required, it provides for streamlined and faster resuscitation response time.

“We have one Panda Warmer but would like a second one so that each birthing room has the same thing. They are easier to use than the older models and having the same equipment increases staff familiarization and speeds up response time in a code.” – Dr. Lorena Jenks


If you wish to receive a tax receipt for the 2022 year, please ensure your donation is received by December 31, 2022

Call 274-4803 to make a donation over the phone using a credit card

Mail in a cheque to:
110 Victoria Ave
Fort Frances, ON
P9A 2B7

Click HERE to make a donation online

Members of the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club present the Riverside Foundation with a cheque for $10,000 to kick off the Christmas Appeal! Their donation was made possible by funds raised through their Trip of Month raffle.