Neonatal Family Reunion Honors Intensive Care Nursery Graduates

(May 2, 2008) –. The Department of Neonatology at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) will hold its 30th Neonatal Family Reunion on Saturday, May 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the William and Iffath Hoskins Center for Biomedical Research on the MUMC campus. The reunion will honor graduates of the MUMC intensive care nurseries along with their families.

The Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery (NICN) at MUMC opened in the summer of 1977 as the fifth regional neonatal tertiary care center in Georgia. Today, Memorial University Medical Center’s NICN is one of only six Level 3 NICNs in the state of Georgia, representing the highest level of care available for premature or critically ill newborns. Approximately 700 newborns come through the Memorial University Medical Center NICN each year.

The annual reunion gives the NICN graduates and their families a chance to reunite with caregivers, old friends, and other former patients.

Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital, a 530-bed tertiary medical center; Memorial primary and specialty care physician networks; a major medical education program; business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call center. Memorial University Medical Center has been named a Distinguished Hospital by J.D. Power and Associates four years in a row for providing an outstanding patient experience.