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American Sentinel University Presents Donation to Denver Health Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

AURORA, Colo. – August 30, 2016 – American Sentinel University, an accredited healthcare-focused online university, presented The Denver Health and Hospitals Foundation with a cash donation and over 650 donations of clothing onesies, caps, booties, etc. and blankets for Denver Health’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) team.

American Sentinel’s recent fundraising initiative was held in June and July and marks the third consecutive year American Sentinel partnered with The Denver Health Foundation to raise donations for the NICU. Mary Adams, President and Chief Academic Officer of American Sentinel, and some other caring staff were guided through the cutting edge NICU by Susan F. Townsend, MD, Director, Newborn Services, and Robin Engleberg, Program Manager for the Denver Health Foundation.

The Denver Health NICU cares for 300 newborns each year who are in need of medical intensive care following birth. The Denver Health NICU provides newborns in their care with onesies, blankets, booties and other necessities given through the generosity of Denver Health employees and other generous members of the community. The donations from American Sentinel will be put to use immediately to make these fragile newborns more comfortable as they grow stronger and build a strong relationship with their parents.

“We are so grateful to American Sentinel University for supporting Denver Health’s tiniest patients.  These donations mean the world to families who are struggling to get their babies off to a healthy start in life,” says Robin Engleberg.

“We are honored to partner with The Denver Health Foundation on this important initiative to sustain and advance the health and well-being of Denver-area residents,” says Mary Adams. “American Sentinel has a longstanding commitment to honor the selfless and tireless work of the healthcare professionals at the Denver Health Medical Center.  The staff in the NICU go above and beyond every day to support some of the most vulnerable newborns in the Denver community. We are proud to provide our donation to the NICU and assist the families in helping care for these precious newborns in our community.”

About Denver Health

Since its establishment more than 150 years ago, Denver Health has evolved into a comprehensive health system regarded nationally as a successful model.  One in three of our city’s residents depend on Denver Health’s system for critical resources like its acute care hospital featuring the region’s only academic Level I trauma center, school-based and community clinics, the Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center, Public Health and more.  One of the state’s busiest hospitals, Denver Health still manages to perform a vital balancing act:  It provided more than $234 million in uncompensated care last year alone and ranks nationally in specialties like trauma, orthopedics, infectious disease, complications due to eating disorders and urology.  As the charitable support organization for Denver Health, the Denver Health Foundation raises private funds to support patient care, medical research, facilities development, academic program enrichment, equipment purchases, and professional education.

About American Sentinel University

American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited online nursing degree programs in nursing, informatics, MBA Health Care, DNP Executive Leadership and DNP Educational Leadership. Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The university is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Accrediting Commission of DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.