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Children’s Hospital LA accepts $1 million gift to support newborn health

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles announced today that it has received a $1 million gift, which it said it would use to support families with newborns in fragile health.

The donation from philanthropists Gene and Mindy Stein establishes the Stein Tikun Olam Infant-Family Mental Health Initiative, a statement said. Tikun Olam is Hebrew for “healing the world.”

The gift will serve to support families struggling to bond with their newborn during a baby’s extended hospitalization just after birth, the statement said.

It will allow the hospital “to provide a bridge of support for parents as their babies transition home from the Newborn and Infant Critical Care Unit (NICCU) and into follow-up care in the High Risk Infant Follow-up clinic (HRIF), each of which treat large numbers of infants,” it said.

“It will also support additional training for staff members who play a critical role in serving this vulnerable patient population and their families.”

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