YORK, Pa. -- Representatives from Rutter's, the March of Dimes and York Hospital last Thursday officially opened the nation's first March of Dimes Parent Information Station.
Rutter's Children's Charities donated $25,000 for the Parent Information Station, which will help the March of Dimes to address the emotional, informational and material needs of more than 400 families each year.
The contribution from Rutter's pays for items that are in use throughout the neonatal ICU: educational materials printed in English and Spanish; [image-nocss] baby journals that instruct parents on how to bond with fragile newborns; a computer on wheels that parents can use bedside without having to leave their babies; a digital camera and printer for taking photos of newborns and chronicling their development; a rocker in the parent room; a continuing-education lending library for the neonatal ICU nurse staff, as well as staff training and the implementation and maintenance of the Parent Information Center.
Family-owned and third generation-managed, the York, Pa.-based Rutter's companies is made up of Rutter's Farm Stores, which operates 50 convenience stores; Rutter's Dairy; and M&G Realty, a real-estate holding company.
[Pictured: From left, Todd Rutter, president of Rutter's Dairy; Dr. Jonathan Liss, director of the Newborn ICU at York Hospital; Heather Sterner and twins Abby, left, and Lizzy; and Tim Rutter, president of M&G Realty, celebrate the opening of the March of Dimes Parent Information Station in the hospital's neonatal ICU. The twins, who were born seven weeks premature, are healthy and will turn three on March 29.]