Norton Clark Hospital receives newborn training mannequin

Training tool donated by Community Health Network Foundation

Recently, Norton Clark Hospital women’s services was gifted a high-fidelity newborn training mannequin. This nearly $30,000 gift was provided by the Community Hospital North Perinatal Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, through the Community Health Network Foundation as part of an annual grant by the Indiana Department of Health.

With the new mannequin, named Newborn Tory, Norton Clark Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit nurses and women’s services staff can elevate their newborn education through monthly drills, neonatal resuscitation program checkoffs, newborn assessments for all new hires and annual staff competencies.

“The newborn training mannequin is life-like and reacts physiologically as if it were alive,” said Michelle England, MSN, R.N., NE-BC, vice president, patient care services, and chief nursing officer, Norton Clark Hospital. “We have the capability to recreate real-life situations and provide our team with opportunities to practice and refine hands-on clinical skills without the risk of harm to our smallest patients.”

Norton Healthcare has provided newborn training mannequins to Norton Clark Hospital in the past. This is the first to be dedicated solely to Norton Clark Hospital.

As part of the not-for-profit Norton Healthcare system, Norton Clark Hospital relies on the generosity of donors to help fund medical care, groundbreaking research, new technology and better health for the entire community. Learn more at

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