Children Reunite With Presbyterian NICU Caregivers
WHERE: Tiguex Park, 1800 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 2012, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Presbyterian Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is hosting a carnival for children who have "graduated" from the NICU
At the carnival, children and their families will have the chance to reunite with the team of doctors and nurses who cared for them during their time in the hospital.
Two graduates of the Presbyterian NICU who will be attending the event to reunite with their favorite nurse, Ashley Mecca, are three-year-old twins, Jameson "Beck" and Ava Noel Rupert. For more than three weeks, Nurse Ashley took care of Beck and Ava who arrived six weeks early on June 20, 2009. Beck weighed 3 pounds and measured 15 inches while Ava weighed in at a whopping 3 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 15 inches.
The media is invited to see just how well the rambunctious and energetic twins are doing today, along with more than 40 other adorable Presbyterian NICU grads.
More than 800 babies have spent time in Presbyterian Hospital's NICU in 2012 alone. Most of these babies spend a long time in the hospital and form strong relationships and special bonds with the healthcare providers.
The event is free and open to all former babies of Presbyterian Hospital's NICU and their families. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided.
For question call Niki Allcorn at (505) 923-6535 or (505) 280-4628
Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. Presbyterian was founded in New Mexico in 1908, and is the state's only private, not-for-profit healthcare system. Presbyterian offers eight hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Presbyterian is the second largest private employer in New Mexico with more than 9,000 respected employees and growing.