Marian Regional Medical Center celebrated its fourth annual Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Graduation Celebration on the hospital grounds from 1:00 – 3:00p.m. The event welcomed more than 400 children and families of the NICU to celebrate with the medical staff, nurses, and volunteers that make the unit so remarkable. NICU graduates and families in attendance experienced food, games, family portraits, face painting, fingerprinting, and local vendors.
Neonates such as Ellie Moomey, born 15 weeks early and weighing less than two pounds, had the opportunity to reunite with the caregivers that nurtured them back to health during their most critical first days. This special day celebrated the courageous beginnings of hundreds of infants, many now toddlers, who often came into the world weighing less than three pounds.
Marian’s 21-bed, Community (Level III) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is the most sophisticated and technologically-advanced unit in the region, providing exceptional care to the tiniest of patients.