CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System is excited to announce its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Reunion will be celebrated in person this year! Because of COVID-19 restrictions during the pandemic, the celebrations moved to a virtual platform for 2 years replacing the annual event held at CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center.
On Sunday, July 17, the event, themed “Life is Sweet with You”, will take over the West Wing Conference Room from 2 – 4 p.m. to recognize NICU graduates at CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center, the region’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
“We are so excited to be able to connect with these families in person again. We have missed hearing their stories, celebrating their accomplishments and seeing these special families. As a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, the NICU is a signature program serving our smallest and most vulnerable patients,” said Christy Bailey, NICU Clinical Director, CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center. “We are so proud to have been a part from each child’s journey from the beginning.”
This is a special time for reconnecting with other NICU graduates, nurses, physicians and staff who helped families during their time in the unit. Organizers ask families who had a baby in the NICU at CHRISTUS Schumpert through 2014, or at CHRISTUS Highland since 2015 through to today, to make plans to attend.
“We are honored for our ‘miracle babies’ to come for a visit. CHRISTUS has been the first home for so many who have overcome the odds of prematurity,” said Steen Trawick, M.D., Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer, CHRISTUS Shreveport Bossier Health System. “It doesn’t matter if their NICU stay was one day or 100 days, they’re special to us and a part of our NICU family.”