NICU Plans Virtual Reunion, Nov. 16-20
TUPELO, Miss.—The North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital invites all Neonatal Intensive Care Unit “graduates” and their families to a virtual reunion Nov. 16-20. The reunion is traditionally held at Women’s Hospital every other year, but because of the pandemic, this year’s event will only be online.
All week long the North Mississippi Health Services Facebook page will feature stories about NICU graduates as well as interviews with NICU staff and physicians.
The NICU staff becomes extremely attached to these babies because many of them spend a great deal of time there before they are able to go home with their parents. NMMC’s neonatologists include Drs. Bryan Darling, Ginger Pole and Preeti Singh.
The 34-bed intensive care nursery treats patients born at the NMMC Women’s Hospital as well as those transferred in from other area hospitals by CareExpress neonatal transport ambulance. Close to 500 infants are admitted to the NICU annually, and more than one-fourth of them are transported to Tupelo from area hospitals. The neonatal transport team includes registered nurses who specialize in neonatal intensive care, as well as respiratory therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists.
For more information about the NICU, visit www.nmhs.net/nicu or call 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).