More than 400 parents and children and over 100 doctors, nurses and staff members from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) attended a “Made in Texas” themed reunion, celebrating babies who were born prematurely or critically-ill and spent the first weeks or months of their lives in the NICU at Texas Children’s Hospital. The reunion offers a special opportunity for families and their “NICU graduates” to reunite with the doctors, nurses and staff members that cared for them.
The reunion, held at Children’s Pavilion for Women featured fun games for babies and toddlers, face painting, a photo booth and motorized ride-on plush animals.
Texas Children’s Newborn Center and the hospital’s Pavilion for Women together house 173 NICU beds, making the hospital the largest NICU in the nation. Texas Children’s Newborn Center cares for nearly 2,500 babies each year and offers level IV care, the highest level of NICU care available, with 24/7 access to neonatologists and pediatric subspecialists.
Link to NICU reunion video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4E5iJui-8E