Infant Swing Donated to Special Care Nursery at FSLH

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Caitlin McCann
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Release Date: 
Jan 27, 2014

In December 2013, Mary Lawrence, RN, donated an infant swing to the Level II Special Care Nursery in The Birthplace at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH). Mary, who works in the Nursery, donated the swing in memory of her mother-in-law, Eleanor Lawrence.

“I was on a transport run to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse when I noticed their Nursery had a few infant swings,” said Mary. “The staff told me about the many benefits the swings offer newborns, especially to those born prematurely. Shortly after that trip my mother-in-law passed away and many generous friends and coworkers donated money in her memory. I felt the best way to use the donations was to purchase an infant swing for the Nursery at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare.”

“The swing has turned out to be an excellent asset to the Nursery and is used often,” said Lesa M. Steele, RN, assistant nurse manager for Maternal Child Services at FSLH. “The swing helps to soothe our infants who may be having a hard time and it provides some stimulation as opposed to being in their crib all day. We very much appreciate Mary making this donation in memory of her mother-in-law.”

The Level II Special Care Nursery in The Birthplace at FSLH is the only Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the Mohawk Valley. For more information about the Special Care Nursery and the services it provides the community, visit