At Kendall Regional Medical Center doctors, nurses and staff celebrated with hundreds of family members on April 27 as they were reunited at the hospital’s annual Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) reunion.
Many stories and photos were shared on how the babies had grown since they were patients at the hospital’s specialized Level II NICU.
Since the opening of the NICU just over three years ago, there have been nearly 600 babies treated in the state ofthe- art unit of the hospital.
“This event also allows us to demonstrate our gratitude to our amazing doctors, nurses and staff that cared for these children when they were first born and needed highly specialized medical treatment,” said Claudiane Recio, R.N., Director of Women & Children’s Services.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to see how the children have grown and share stories about their precious milestones of life after their initial medical challenges.
In July 2013, the hospital will open its new five- bed Level III NICU, which will further enhance the level of care for newborns. This addition to The Women & Children’s Services is another commitment to the community by the hospital, as last July the hospital established pediatric intensive care services, as well as a burn unit for both children & adults.
KRMC is a 412-bed, full-service hospital providing 24-hour comprehensive medical, level II trauma, burn (adult & pediatric), surgical, behavioral health, pediatric and diagnostic services, along with a wide range of patient and community services.
The Center has been honored nationally with prestigious awards and accolades, including: HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital (Top 5%) for Clinical Excellence; The Joint Commission Certification as a Primary Stroke Center; Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, recognized by US News and World Report for receiving The American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus award; The Joint Commission as a “Top Performer” on key quality measures, and most recently by Truven Health Analytics as one of 100 Top Hospitals (for the eighth year). For further information, call (305) 222- 2200, or visit www.kendallmed.com.