Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital Hosts Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Reunion

Balloons, face painting, games and superheroes filled the hallway near the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital recently. All of the fun was part of the hospital’s annual NICU reunion. 

The reunion celebrates life and provides families the opportunity to visit with the physicians, nurses and staff that cared for them during their time at the hospital. Dozens of families returned for the celebration including one-year-old Lucy Garza who spent her first days in the NICU at Memorial Hermann Southeast.

New Program Celebrates a Baby’s Progress at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital

A new program at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital will allow parents in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to mark their baby’s milestones in a lasting and meaningful way.

The Babies Excelling and Developing (BEAD) Program is the brain child of Dobie High School senior Sydney Sweet. Families choosing to participate in the free program are given a bead to welcome them to the NICU. As babies encounter challenges or celebrate milestones a corresponding bead can be added to their string.

Santa Claus Visits Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital

Santa Claus made an early visit to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. It’s an annual tradition for Santa to stop in to see Memorial Hermann Southwest’s tiniest patients.

The 40-bed NICU at Memorial Hermann Southwest is a Level III NICU. A Level III NICU is capable of caring for the smallest and sickest of newborn babies including performing pediatric surgeries if necessary.