If you or someone you love has ever used the services of our hospital, you know the importance of the equipment and technology used throughout your visit. From start to finish, hospital doctors, nurses, and staff are constantly assisted by a wide range of technology that helps ensure their patient experiences the best possible care.
For moms-to-be, the equipment most often used is incredibly important to monitor both the health of the mother and her unborn baby. One of those pieces of equipment is the Electronic Fetal Monitor—vital to both moms and babies during the birthing process. Using it ensures early detection of any sign of distress during the labour process. Sounds significant right? It is.
A group of local moms are teaming up with the PRHC Foundation as the PRHC Mombassadors to help raise the funds needed to acquire a new fetal monitor for PRHC’s Labour & Delivery Unit to ensure every mom and baby is as safe as they can be during labour. These local moms have each given birth at PRHC and know the importance of what they’re working towards!
As a way to say thanks for the great care they received at PRHC, they are organizing their signature event on Thursday, May 10th at Club Aria. “Girls Night Out” will be an age of majority evening for just the ladies (sorry guys!). The night will include dancing, live entertainment, a DJ spinning serious tracks, delicious food, drinks, socializing, and more all for a great cause.
Meet some members of the squad behind this great new initiative...
Erin Marshall & family
Erin MarshallA proud citizen of Peterborough, Erin is a professional network marketer and trainer with the wellness company Isagenix. She is also co-owner of Full Tilt Cycle Studio. Erin understands it takes a village to create a really special and sacred place like PRHC. Her son had a rough start to life, but thanks to PRHC he is now a healthy thriving little boy. To her, this campaign is the beginning of something powerful. She knows when you organize a tribe of "moms on a mission" they’re unstoppable! She hopes everyone realizes that if they have a loved one who has had a baby at PRHC, they’re connected to this cause. Deep down to her we are all #PRHCMombassadors and she wants everyone on board so we can help provide the best care for the future citizens of our community.
Sarah McDougall Perrin & family
Sarah McDougall PerrinA passion chaser and devoted community member, Sarah became a PRHC Foundation Mombassador to support the incredible doctors, nurses, and staff at PRHC with the best possible equipment as they care for future moms and babies in our beautiful community. The staff at PRHC inspired her as they cared for her little one! Not only does she want to see a new fetal heart monitor at PRHC, she wants to see a growing sense of pride from every single mom in our community—because to her they are all PRHC Foundation Mombassadors, too!
Danielle Newall Proud mother of Emma and the owner of Re-Newall Fitness, a local women’s only studio that runs a variety of classes including Mommy & Me. Danielle became a PRHC Foundation Mombassador because she believes in giving back. She believes that Peterborough is our city and that PRHC is our hospital. Danielle could not pass up the opportunity of joining this “lady-boss” group.
Grace ReynoldsA mortgage broker with Northwood Mortgages, Grace is excited to work together with an incredible group of local women to help support our community. Her goal is to bring our community together and make our hospital even better. Together, she knows we can help save the lives of many moms and beautiful babies being born every day in our community with this new equipment!
Jenni BissellThe owner of Beauty Bar Peterborough, Jenni is also the proud mom of Oziris. Becoming a PRHC Foundation Mombassador has been a rewarding experience, allowing her to be part of such a powerful movement in our community, raising money for an important cause—which entirely goes back to supporting great patient care at PRHC. For her, it is such an honour to know that at the end of the day this will keep our friends, family and loved ones safe with the best possible equipment at PRHC.
Jennifer MoherA well-known local photographer, Jen joined the PRHC Foundation Mombassador team because of her passion for Peterborough and the people in it. Jennifer and both her children were born at PRHC and she’s forever grateful for the nurses, staff, doctors and the equipment used to safely bring them all into this community. She believes this is the beginning of something really special and powerful and it’s incredible to see what happens when a group of passionate women band together for a great cause.
Kate AhrensThe VP of Interior Designs for Flying Colours, Kate is thankful to be a part of this strong, smart and caring group of women. Having the opportunity to work with a group of likeminded ladies and to be a part of positive change in our community is fun! Having been born and raised in Peterborough, this community has been a wonderful place to call home for her and she feels blessed to be able to help give back as a PRHC Foundation Mombassador.
Katie Johnston-Hawley and family
Katie Johnston-HawleyKatie is the Homelessness Program Supervisor at the City of Peterborough Social Services and knows the benefits of the PRHC all too well. Her son was born at 31 weeks by emergency C-section. He was in the NICU at PRHC for 6 weeks before being released, and the care he received—along with the support they received as parents—was incredible. Her goal is to spread awareness to a worthy cause and raise lots of money for the best equipment at PRHC.
Marcy D’AlessandroMarcy is a Teaching Consultant with the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board who joined the PRHC Foundation Mombassador team because she is so grateful for the amazing care she’s received from PRHC. She has three kids and had complete confidence in the staff and the equipment at PRHC when they were born. She wants to ensure that other Moms, at such a vulnerable time, have that same confidence. Her goal is help PRHC acquire a new fetal heart monitor and then go for more because she knows this group of women is a force to be reckoned with!
Meaghan RoyA new mom herself, Meaghan is the CHEX TV Sports Anchor. Also an aunt to 6, PRHC is the place where she met all of her nieces and nephews for the first time, so she knows it’s an important place for families. She believes it’s vital to have the best equipment available to ensure babies and moms are getting the best care. That's why she is a PRHC Foundation Mombassador, helping in any way she can to raise money for the best equipment at PRHC!
Missy Knott A well-known local country recording artist, Missy is Anishnaabe from Curve Lake First Nation. She’s taken on the role of a PRHC Foundation Mombassador because she believes in the future of our community and the health of our young ones from the time they enter this world. What she wants to see from the PRHC Foundation Mombassador squad is already happening, with a diverse and determined group of mothers showing enough care and selflessness to think of our future life-givers and future children. She knows it takes a village to raise a child.
For more information on the #Mombassadors, the PRHC Foundation and the Girls Night Out event, visit: