North Oaks Medical Center Hosting Annual NICU Reunion for Former Patients
[HAMMOND, La.]—The staff of the North Oaks Medical Center Neonatal
Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has invited former Neonatal Intensive Care
Unit (NICU) patients and their families to attend a holiday reunion on
Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9-11 a.m. in the E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center,
located within North Oaks Diagnostic Center at 15837 Paul Vega, MD, Drive
Each year, North Oaks staff members volunteer their time to host the complimentary
event, which will feature refreshments, holiday activities and an appearance
by Santa Claus, who will arrive in by fire truck escorted by Ponchatoula
Volunteer Firefighters. Each former patient will have the opportunity
to share their Christmas wishes with Santa and have a keepsake professional
photograph taken of their visit.
NICUs care for babies born prematurely or with a health condition that
specialized intensive care. Patient stays can range in length from a few
days to as long as 6 months. North Oaks Medical Center has operated an
NICU since 1991.
“A deep bond is formed between our staff members and the babies
and their families and, likewise, between the families and our staff,”
explains North Oaks Women & Children’s Services Director Kirsten
Constantino, RN. “This annual reunion gives us the chance to reconnect
and celebrate the children’s developmental milestones from year
To register to attend the NICU Reunion, please call the North Oaks Special
Events Line at (985) 230-2255 [CALL].