Neonatal Family Reunion Honors Intensive Care Nursery 'Graduates'

(May 1, 2007) - The Department of Neonatology at Memorial Health University Medical Center (MHUMC) will holds its 29th Neonatal Family Reunion on Saturday, May 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the William and Iffath Hoskins Center for Biomedical Research on the campus of Memorial Health. The reunion will honor graduates of the MHUMC intensive care nurseries along with their families. The Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery (NICN) at MHUMC opened in the summer of 1977 as the fifth regional neonatal tertiary care center in Georgia. Today, Memorial Health's NICN is one of only six Level 3 NICNs in the state of Georgia, representing the highest level of care available for premature or critically ill newborns. Approximately 700 newborns come through the Memorial Health NICN each year. The annual reunion gives the NICN graduates and their families a chance to reunite with caregivers, old friends, and other former patients. Memorial Health is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship, Memorial Health University Medical Center, a 530-bed tertiary medical center; CareOne, its two-state home care division; Memorial Health primary and specialty care physician networks; a major medical education program; business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call center. Memorial Health has been named a Distinguished Hospital by J.D. Power and Associates three years in a row. We are also one of Fortune magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For.