Once Tiny Babies Reunite at 13th Annual Newborn ICU Reunion

Jess Gomez

 801.718.8495

 Jess.Gomez@imail.org

 6/25/2013

WHAT: 
“Preemie Power: Superheroes Come in All Sizes” is the theme for Intermountain Medical Center’s 13th annual Newborn ICU Graduates Reunion Party Saturday, June 29, from 5 to 8 pm, at Murray Park. Hundreds of families and children from throughout the Intermountain West who struggled for life, and fought and survived, will reunite with staff from the NICU who helped save their lives. Nearly 800 newborns, some born no larger than a pencil or heavier than a can of Coke, are cared for each year in Intermountain Medical Center’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit. The reunion party will also include visits from the Murray Fire and Police Departments, Gold Cross Ambulance, and Red Cross, as well as carnival games, cotton candy, a photo booth, and a picnic dinner. There will also be a fundraiser for Common Bonds a NICU parent support group at Intermountain Medical Center. 

NEWS MEDIA ARE INVITED. 

“This is a great way for our patients and their families to see what a difference Intermountain Medical Center makes in patients lives, and come back to celebrate with their friends, family and staff,” says Lori Eining, BSN, nurse director for women and newborn services. “Our staff looks forward to this reunion each year. It gives us an opportunity to see their growth and development into healthy toddlers and young people. It’s satisfying to know that we played an important role in that process.   

“It’s also a chance for families to connect with others who have gone through similar trials and experiences. We have always had success with our reunions in the past and expect it to be just as great this year,” she says. 

The Newborn ICU at Intermountain Medical Center has the most advanced level of newborn care in the Intermountain West and is equipped with the latest neonatal technology and communication systems. This increases effectiveness in monitoring a baby’s status and watching for clinical alerts. There are many other unique features such as private rooms for each patient and pass through windows in the delivery/operating rooms for emergency cases that need rapid emergency response from the Newborn ICU team.   

WHEN: 
5 – 8 pm, Saturday, June 29, 2013 

WHERE: 
Murray Park Pavilion #1-3 500 East 5300 South, Murray, Utah  

On-site contact is Kathie Peterson.
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