Posted: Sep 24, 2012 11:22 AM by Associated Press
Updated: Sep 24, 2012 11:31 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A Springfield hospital is receiving a $2 million donation to help improve its neonatal intensive care unit.
The Springfield News-Leader reported that Mercy Hospital in Springfield says the gift is from local businessman Bobby Allison.
A news release says the capacity of the neonatal intensive care unit will almost double to 53 beds.
Each family also will have its own room, with space for the baby or babies. The rooms will be equipped with sliding glass doors and monitoring technology that will allow staff to keep watch over the babies.
The improved facility at Mercy will be named for Allison and his mother, Betty.