Neonatal Family Reunion Honors Intensive Care Nursery 'Graduates'

(October 13, 2009) -The Department of Neonatology at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) will holds its 31st Neonatal Family Reunion on Saturday, October 24, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the William and Iffath Hoskins Center for Biomedical Research on the MUMC campus. The reunion will honor graduates of the MUMC intensive care nurseries along with their families.

The Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery (NICN) at MUMC opened in the summer of 1977 as the fifth regional neonatal tertiary care center in Georgia. Today, it 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 are cared for in Memorial's 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 University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital, a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary and specialty care physician networks; a major medical education program; business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call center.