NICU to Host Reunion with Former Patients and Families

University of Cincinnati Medical Center Will Welcome Back Nearly 200 Families

CINCINNATI (Sept. 10, 2019) — Friends of Tiny Hearts and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UC Medical Center are hosting their biennial reunion event with former patients and their families on Saturday, Sept. 14. The reunion is free to attend and will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the hospital courtyard.

The event is an opportunity for parents of graduates of the unit to come back and celebrate the growth and accomplishments of their children since leaving the NICU. The reunion also helps to educate families about factors that contribute to premature births.

“I love to reconnect with families and hear what the kids are doing now. It is a day of joy and no alarms,” said Anne McIntosh, chair of the Friends of Tiny Hearts. “It is a day of encouragement, filled with miracles. The day, simply, makes my heart happy.”

One out of 10 newborns need specialized, neonatal care. UC Medical Center has one of the few Level III NICUs in the region. The team at UC Health includes neonatologists, specialized nurses and many other clinical support specialists. Together, they work to give the best care possible to the smallest and sickest babies. Friends of Tiny Hearts is dedicated to advancing the innovative care available for premature babies at UC Medical Center.

NICU staff and Friends of Tiny Hearts are seeking 20 volunteers to assist the day of the reunion. Sign up to volunteer at the reunion here.

For more information on Friends of Tiny Hearts and the NICU at UC Medical Center.

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