Noelle Education Simulator Donated to Finley Hospital

UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital Accepts Noelle Education Simulator

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Two families of long-time UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital nurses presented Finley with the Noelle education simulator, in memory of their family members. The families of Finley Family Birthing Suite nurses Mary Reigler and Beth Hoefer were looking for an opportunity to support Finley's Family Birthing Suites in Mary and Beth's honor. Both nurses were passionate about education. After speaking with UnityPoint Health Finley Health Foundation and learning about the Noelle Mother/Baby Simulation Educational Tool, both families committed to funding the purchase of the equipment. 

"Both Mary and Beth were legacy nurses - they spent several years caring for thousands of patients and were instrumental in training and educating new staff members," said David Brandon, President and CEO of Finley Hospital. "Their legacy continues with this education equipment that will be instrumental in training new staff."

Nicknamed "MaryBeth", the simulator is a comprehensive tool that provides an accurate simulation of the complete birthing process. The simulator features everything from a removable abdominal cover, IV arm, fetal heart sounds and multiple placental locations to allow nurses to simulate a vaginal delivery, as well as prepare for many complications that the patients can experience during a delivery process. 

Kara Murphy, Director of Development at the Finley Health Foundation, thanked the families for their gift, recognizing the significance of the simulator for staff training. "In working with the Riegler and Hoefer families, we learned that education was a passion for each of the nurses," explained Murphy. "Finding an opportunity to not only help our Family Birthing Suites unit, but also provide a gift both Mary and Beth would be passionate about is really exciting or the Foundation."

Family members of Mary and Beth agreed both nurses would have been thrilled with the simulator tool and the education it will provide for Finley nurses.