EVENT: Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital NICU Birthday Party
WHEN: Saturday, May 21
TIME: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Front lawn at Palmetto Health Richland, 5 Richland Medical Park Dr., Columbia, South Carolina
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) hosts an annual birthday party to celebrate the lives of all babies who remained in the NICU for a period of time before going home. The event offers an opportunity for families to reconnect with the physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and staff who cared for their babies. This year’s celebration has a carnival theme, with refreshments, cotton candy, face painting and games for children and their families. “We actually have families whose babies were born more than 10 years ago and they still love to bring their children and reminisce with the medical team who cared for them,” said Nurse Manager Samantha Cain, R.N. “There usually are several families with twins and triplets. It is gratifying to see the children again and have a chance to watch them grow.”
NICU Medical Director Victor Iskersky, M.D., will be available for interviews at 11:30 a.m.
About Palmetto Health Palmetto Health Children's Hospital
Palmetto Health Children's Hospital is South Carolina’s first children's hospital and has more than 150,000 children’s visits each year. It offers more than 30 subspecialties to meet the unique health care needs of children and has central South Carolina's only Children’s Emergency Center. With more than 350 professionals who work exclusively with children, Palmetto Health Children's Hospital has a team of highly skilled and trained experts unmatched by any hospital in the Midlands. Palmetto Health Children's Hospital is the place to go for children's medical care, because the best care matters.