The Cypress Health Region has a new piece of equipment thank in large part to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation.

A Panda Infant Warmer was installed last week in Swift Current at the Cypress Regional Hospital.

The purchase of the Panda Infant Warmer was made possible by the donation of $48,300 from the Sandra Schmirler Foundation at the Ford World Women's Curling Championship in March.

Ashley Schwartz, Registered Nurse at Cypress Regional Hospital spoke about the new apparatus.

"We're extremely excited to have this new equipment on our floor (and) this technology. It allows us to provide very consistent quality care for all of our moms and their newborns, to be able to run all the necessary treatments in order to provide maintenance (and) monitoring as far as to resuscitated newborns in emergency situations. Having the consistency of every delivery, (with the) equipment being all the same (making) the quality of care improving greatly," she said.

Executive Director of the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation Clay Thompson explained how the donation process worked.

"This is a perfect example of our function (foundation). We serve as a conduit from the donor to the system, the health care system. When the Schmirler Foundation approached as part of the world curling last spring they indicated that they'd be willing to leave some money in our community and it was up to us (the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation) to simply find the project, we just sort of funneled the money through to the need and it worked out great," Thompson said Thursday morning.

With the new installation of the equipment, all three delivery rooms are now equipped with Panda Infant Warmers.