North Oaks Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and their families are invited to a reunion scheduled from 9-11 a.m. Saturday,
Dec. 2. To RSVP, register
online or call the North Oaks Special Events Line at (985) 230-2255 or (225) 686-4897.
The reunion will take place in the E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center,
North Oaks Diagnostic Center at 15837 Paul Vega, MD, Drive in Hammond, Louisiana. Santa and his elves
will be on hand to meet and greet the children, who will be treated to
face painting, pictures with Santa and craft-making at the family-oriented
celebration. Light refreshments by Chick-fil-A will be served.
Each year, North Oaks invites families who have made the journey through
the hospital’s NICU to attend the reunion to celebrate their children’s
successes, reconnect with the hospital staff and visit with other NICU families.
NICUs are hospital units that care for babies who are born too early or
have serious illnesses. While the babies are in the hospital, families
and the hospital staff often form strong bonds. North Oaks Medical Center
has operated an NICU for 26 years. The North Oaks NICU is ranked among
the top 25 percent in the U.S., according to the
Vermont-Oxford study in its review of patient outcomes in selected areas.