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May 8, 2014 - Neonatal Reunion at USA Children's & Women's Hospital To Welcome Back 'NICU Graduates'

USA_NICU_Reunion.jpgThe Hollis J. Wiseman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the University of South Alabama Children’s & Women’s Hospital will host USA’s 25th NICU Reunion at the hospital’s Geri Moulton Children’s Park from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, June 8, 2014. All USA NICU “graduates” and their families are invited.

Light refreshments will be served, dress is casual and there will be children’s games. Free parking will be available at the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute next to the park. Families can also enjoy the park’s 50-plus lifesize bronze sculptures depicting children and families. There is no admission charge.

NICU graduates are babies who were born premature, underweight or ill, and were treated in the Wiseman NICU at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital. A Level III NICU, it provides the region’s most advanced care for premature and critically ill newborns. NICUs are classified by the level of care they are equipped and certified to provide. Level III NICUs provide comprehensive care to the sickest of newborns. Numerous families have benefited from their specialized intensive care.

Nearly 1,000 babies are admitted annually to the hospital’s NICU, with more than 20 percent of those infants brought from other hospitals by the USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital “Care For Babies” NICU transport vehicle.

For more information about the NICU reunion, please call the hospital at (251) 415-1000.

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