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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Reunion Families Share Stories of Tough Beginnings and Promising Futures
(2/28/2008)

Reunion Commemorates 30 years of Celebrating Children’s Second Chance at Life

 

WHAT:

Miami Children’s Hospital celebrates (MCH) its 30th Annual Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with a Pirate Party.  All former NICU babies and families are invited to this special event to celebrate and exchange stories.     

 

WHERE:

 

Miami Children’s Hospital, Auditorium

3100 S.W. 62 Avenue, Miami

 

WHEN:

 

Sunday, March 2, 2008, from 1 p.m.  to 3 p.m.

VISUAL

OPPORTUNITY:

 

NEONATAL PATIENTS RETURN

 

Meet De’Najia Moore, who was born in November 2000, requiring immediate surgery for a complicated problem. Much of her gastrointestinal tract was exposed on the outside of her abdomen at birth. After major surgery, De’Najia stayed several months at MCH until she recovered enough for a second surgery. Today she is a lively little girl.

 

Also:

Children participating in a scavenger hunt

Games and fun with Radio Disney

Exotic birds and animals from Jungle Island

 

 

BACKGROUND:

The Neonatology Division at Miami Children’s Hospital was the first of its kind in South Florida and has over 20 years of experience caring for neonates.  This past year it admitted more than 650 newborns.  Currently, Miami Children’s has more pediatric and neonatal beds than any other children’s hospital in Florida.

 

Founded in 1950, Miami Children's Hospital is the only licensed specialty hospital for children in South Florida. The 275-bed freestanding facility is ranked by Child magazine among the best children’s hospitals in the nation and is the only Florida pediatric hospital to be included in U.S.News & World Report’s 2007 listing of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.” Miami Children's has expertise in all aspects of pediatric medicine and serves children from birth to age 21.

 

 

CONTACTS:

 

Cynthia Gutierrez-White – cell phone (305) 926-0163