American Sentinel University Presents Donation to Denver Health Medical Center’s Newborns in Need Program

AURORA, Colo. – July 16, 2014 – American Sentinel University, an accredited online university, presented the Denver Health Foundation with a $1,200 cash donation in addition to clothing and blankets for the Denver Health’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nursing team. The recent fundraising initiative was held in conjunction with National Nurses Week.

“We are grateful for this donation which will help our NICU nurses make these babies more comfortable and build strong relationships with their parents,” says Robin Engleberg, program manager at the Denver Health Foundation. “The financial donation contributes to the cost of providing donor breast milk for these fragile infants when the mother is unable to provide milk for her baby. American Sentinel’s donation will have a far-reaching impact for our patients and nurses,” says Engleberg.  More than 3,000 newborns are delivered at Denver Health Medical Center each year. 

“The Denver Health Foundation plays an important role to sustain and advance the health and well-being of Denver-area residents by delivering high quality care to all who need it,” says Judy Burckhardt Ph.D., MAEd, MSN, RN, Dean, Nursing Programs at American Sentinel University. “American Sentinel’s support of this outstanding organization is the latest expression of our longstanding commitment to honor the selfless and tireless work of the healthcare professionals at the Denver Health Medical Center. American Sentinel is honored to provide this donation that will benefit some of the most vulnerable newborns in the Denver community.”

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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 $450 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 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), of One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036. The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) of 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga., 30326. The university is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), of 1601 18th St., NW, Suite 2, Washington, D.C. 20009. The Accrediting Commission of DETC 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. For required student consumer information, please visit: