Andrew Kairalla, M.D., medical director of Neonatology at Baptist Children’s Hospital, and Ashley Darcy, ARNP, were delighted to see former patient Madison McQueeney, age 2, and her parents. Madison was born at 22 weeks and 5 days, and weighed only 1 pound, 4 ounces. Her stay in the George Batchelor/Gloria Vasta Lewis NICU at Baptist Children’s Hospital was 117 days.
At the 21st annual Baptist Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) reunion, former patients and their families were reunited with the doctors and nurses that cared for them during their hospital stay. More than 500 children and their families attended the event to celebrate the milestones the children have made since leaving the hospital. Children were treated to face painting, clowns, train rides and more.