Philanthropy Focus: Hushabye Nursery
Can you believe another year is drawing to a close? The holiday season re-centers my attention on family and the fortune of good health. I feel so grateful for this community and believe this year of recovery has drawn us closer. I am excited to highlight a 2021 grant recipient of The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation.
Our continued relationship with Hushabye Nursery—an inpatient nursery and recovery center for infants experiencing neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)—is close to my heart.
NAS affects newborn babies exposed to opioids in the womb and necessitates a complex and painful detoxification process in the days following birth. As we began to understand the mission at Hushabye, I was stunned to learn the severity and prevalence of this condition: the startling reality is that every day, two babies in the state of Arizona will be born with NAS. I knew I wanted to provide support to help these families and babies heal.
What struck me most about Hushabye Nursery is that above all, they provide hope to families through a unique patient care model. The abundance of compassion that Hushabye Nursery brings to their treatment sets them apart. Through their holistic approach and thoughtfully designed services, they have achieved an average recovery time for babies of less than half the hospital-administered standard.
Hushabye, founded by neonatal nurse practitioners, doesn’t stop there. The organization understands the stigma around addiction and the traumatic experiences that can accompany opioid use disorder (OUD), which is why they go the extra mile with a focus on long-term results for families through pediatric support, counseling, and recovery programs that fight OUD.
It is easy to get lost in our holiday itineraries—but this year, more than ever, I find solace in the giving spirit of the season. Hushabye Nursery has already had a profound effect on Bob and me. I’m beyond excited for all of us to continue to witness the miracles of their work.
Thank you for another fabulous year of friendship and support. I do hope you find a few miracles of your own this holiday.