For Immediate Release: September 12, 2013
Who: Former Neonatal Intensive Care Unit patients now up to age 6
What: To attend reunion in their honor
When: Saturday, September 21, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus, Jim Leeds Road, Pomona, New Jersey (Outside the New Café)
Details: Soccer players and thumb-suckers, triplets and twins, big-brothers and little sisters will be among the guests of honor when the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Rodger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth holds a reunion of former patients and their families. The NICU, which cares for babies from throughout the southern New Jersey region who are born too early or with medical needs, celebrated its 40th year of service to the community in 2013. It opened in AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Atlantic City Campus in 1972 (Then known as Atlantic City Hospital) and moved to ARMC Mainland Campus in 2005 when the Center for Childbirth opened in the campus.
The NICU team, which includes neonatologists from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children who work exclusively at ARMC, holds reunions every five or six years for children whom the team cared for during that time. The smallest baby the team has cared for was admitted weighing one pound, one and a half ounces.
Children invited to this reunion are those who spent time in the NICU from 2008 through present and their siblings.
Activities will include face painting, veggie toss and other health-inspired games and activities. Former patients will paint NICU graduate tee-shirts.
AtlantiCare is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,461 employees and 600 physicians serve the community in more than 60 locations. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008.
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