(October 13, 2009) -The Department of Neonatology at Memorial
University Medical Center (MUMC) will holds its 31st Neonatal
Family Reunion on Saturday, October 24, from 2 p.m. 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.
Intensive Care Nursery (NICN) at MUMC opened in the summer of
1977 as the fifth regional neonatal tertiary care center in
Georgia. Today, it 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
are cared for in Memorial's NICN each year.
The annual reunion gives the NICN graduates and their families a
chance to reunite with caregivers, old friends, and other former
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 academic 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.