The Spirit of Hope of LCCF was formally born in 2014, with the creation of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (UTIP), the only one of its kind throughout the state. Together with the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (UCIN), they provide care to minors from all the state in the most critical health conditions. Additionally, in 2016 a new program begins within LCCF that addresses the critical health needs of children who do not have the resources to cover a life-saving drug, medical test, or procedure. So far, it has been a very successful program, besides directly supporting the beneficiaries, we will be able to determine in the medium term a more precise overview of the medical specialties needed in our state.
OUR GRANTEES FOR THE YEAR 2017-2018
The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (UTIP) was born in 2014 with the main objective of achieving the accreditation of the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Unit (UHOP) of Salvatierra Hospital. However, over the years it has proved itself by filling a large void in our state, being the only unit in Baja California Sur of this type. It not only receives patients from the UHOP, and the pediatric cardiology program, but is also used for other types of conditions. As well, it’s used to treat children who have suffered from any type of accident, brought from any public or private healthcare institution in the state. The staff that works at the UTIP is in constant training to be able to offer its users a first class service. LCCF supports the UTIP with funds for the acquisition of equipment and medical supplies necessary for its optimal operation.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (UCIN) is the area within Salvatierra Hospital that has specialized human and technological equipment for the treatment of newborns to improve their health conditions and give them the ability to go home without complications. LCCF supports the UCIN by acquiring specialized equipment and supplies for existing equipment, necessary to continue its high-quality operation.
This Pediatrics – Training Program arises from the need to have more medical personnel trained in first aid maneuvers and care for critically ill pediatric patients, bearing in mind that the majority of medical personnel in the state do not have a pediatric specialty nor have knowledge of neonatal or pediatric resuscitation. The training will be directed throughout the year to almost 200 nurses, paramedics and doctors from all over the state and will include the Diploma Program called “Care of the Pediatric Patient in Critical Condition” for nurses in the area of Pediatrics at Salvatierra Hospital. LCCF will support with the operating expenses and purchase of material to carry out this program in different communities of BCS.
The LCCF Special Cases Program was created to support children who are in critical condition and require significant financial support for drugs, medical tests, procedure or supplies that are not covered by other LCCF-supported programs and that the family can’t cover. Not only are they supported financially with the payment of the above, but they are also given guidance and managed support with other associations or medical institutions.