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North Oaks NICU Reunion Scheduled Dec. 4, Continues as “Drive-thru” Event

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  • Written By: Melanie Lanaux Zaffuto
North Oaks NICU Reunion Scheduled Dec. 4, Continues as “Drive-thru” Event

Graduates of North Oaks Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and their families are invited to reunite with the health care professionals who cared for them by “driving-thru” the hospital campus to enjoy traditional Christmas festivities in a socially distanced way between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 4.

To RSVP for the NICU Reunion, register here. At the time of registration, families will get further instructions on check-in procedures.

As guests trek through the hospital campus in the comfort of their vehicles, they will stop at different stations along the route, where they will receive a light “to-go” breakfast, a commemorative gift, a chance to deliver letters to Santa and even take safe photos with him! Caroling and a best-decorated vehicle contest also will be among the host of special activities.

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.

“When our NICU graduates are able to leave the hospital and go home, we share in their families’ joy,” explains North Oaks Women & Children’s Services Director Tamara Mitchell. “We become like family, and that is why we are thrilled to have collaborated with our infection prevention specialists to continue our reunion safely in the midst of the pandemic. We promise surprises at every turn along our guests’ drive-thru adventure!”

North Oaks Medical Center has operated a NICU for 30 years. The North Oaks NICU is ranked among the top 25% in the U.S., according to the Vermont-Oxford study in its review of patient outcomes in selected areas.