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Make a Big Difference for Tiny Miracles

More than 17% of all babies born at Sanford need some form of special care in the NICU. As the only Level IV NICU in the Dakotas, the Sanford Boekelheide NICU in Sioux Falls provides the most advanced neonatal care for our tiniest patients.

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The Need

Your gift helps ensure the region’s most critically ill and fragile babies get the care they need through advanced technology made specially for tiny patients. Your donation not only helps these babies – it helps their families feel comfort and peace of mind during what should be the happiest moments with their new child.

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What Your Gift Will Do

100% of gifts help support these tiny miracles with state-of-the-art equipment at the Sanford Boekelheide NICU and The Birth Place at Sanford USD Medical Center.

Giraffe OmniBeds

Designed to mimic the womb, the Giraffe OmniBed surrounds critically ill and premature babies in a carefully controlled environment. While most hospitals must prioritize a limited number of OmniBeds for only the sickest babies, with your help we can ensure our caregivers will never have to make those impossible choices.

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Panda Warmers

Even full-term and healthy babies can struggle to regulate their body temperature after birth. By providing direct, comfortable heat, the Panda Warmer helps newborns transition after birth. Your gift will ensure these babies stay warm so they can thrive.

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NICVIEW System

With secure video streaming available around the clock, the NICVIEW camera system allows family members to virtually visit baby anytime, anywhere. The system means the world to families while visitation is restricted in the NICU, along with giving parents peace of mind as they take needed breaks.

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When I got pregnant, I didn’t know a lot about pre-term births – I never expected to go through any of this. It’s really good to have this care close to home.
Teresa
Mateo’s Mom

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Stories of Impact

The most powerful way to see a gift in action is through our patients. See how donor gifts are saving and changing lives. Each gift through the Sanford Health Foundation means a story for good.