Central Louisiana Community Foundation Generously Donates to Moms & Babies Campaign

On behalf of David and Jennifer Thornton, the Central Louisiana Community Foundation (CLCF) recently presented a check to the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Foundation for
$450,000. This generous donation was made in support of the Foundation’s Moms & Babies Campaign and will help fund the purchase of new fetal monitors for NRMC’s Labor and Delivery Department. A portion of the gift also benefitted the NRMC Laboratory which will use the funds for new equipment.

“We are so very grateful to the Thorntons for their tremendous support facilitated by the Central Louisiana Community Foundation,” noted Kirk Soileau, NRMC Chief Executive Officer. “This extraordinary gift will further enhance the level of care we provide moms and babies, and it will benefit so many families.”

“What’s so special about this gift is that Jennifer Thornton began her career at NRMC in the OB Department. She cares deeply about the safety and wellbeing of each mom and baby. This gift will fund fetal monitors which will allow our nursing team to measure the baby’s heart rate as well as the mother’s contractions, blood pressure and heart rate before and during childbirth,” explained Anne Mahloch, NRMC Labor & Delivery Nursing Unit Manager.

“Today, Jennifer fills shifts as a Nurse Practitioner at our rural health clinics as well as the NRMC OB/GYN Associates clinic, but she saw a need in Labor and Delivery, and she and David generously provided resources to make this level of monitoring available,” shared Sarah LaCour, NRMC Chief Nursing Officer. “We greatly appreciate their family’s support, CLCF, and the NRMC Foundation.”

About the NRMC Foundation
The Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Foundation is a 501(c)3, nonprofit fundraising foundation, which exists to ensure that Natchitoches Regional Medical Center (NRMC) is equipped to excel in delivering healthcare excellence for every member of our community. The NRMC Foundation achieves its mission through the philanthropic support of NRMC associates and board members; individuals, families, and businesses; and grant making organizations. Special fundraising events include the area’s premier Steel Magnolia Run, Annual Gala, TappedTober Craft Beer & Wine Festival, and Halloween Golf Classic. 

About the Central Louisiana Community Foundation
The Central Louisiana Community Foundation (CLCF) is a nonprofit organization that encourages effective giving from people who care about Central Louisiana. CLCF administers charitable funds established through gifts and bequests from individuals, families, businesses, and other nonprofit organizations. Uniting the regions’ citizens, financial advisors, and nonprofit agencies, CLCF seeks to stimulate charitable giving to improve the quality of life in Central Louisiana. The Foundation invests these funds to increase the philanthropic capacity across the region.

CONTACT: Halie Errington, Foundation Development Officer 318.238.5107