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Published on September 26, 2016

UNC REX Healthcare’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to Hold Family Reunion

NICU alumni will gather for food, fun and fellowship with other families and caregivers

UNC REX Healthcare’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) will hold a reunion for parents and their children who are alumni of the NICU to reconnect with nurses, doctors and other families. The superhero-themed day of fun will feature free food, games, crafts, music and much more.

Saturday, Oct. 1. 2016
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lake Wheeler Park, Shelters 8 and 9
6404 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603

Neonatologists, nurses, counselors and other staff and volunteers will mingle with parents and children who were cared for at the NICU at REX Women’s Center. The UNC REX Family Advisory Council, a dedicated team of volunteers who support other parents experiencing the challenges of having an infant that requires more than routine medical care, will also attend.

The 15-bed NICU at REX’s Women’s Center opened in 1973 and cares for hundreds of babies every year, 24 hours a day. Last fall, the NICU was granted a Level IV designation, allowing the team of board-certified neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, developmental care team and others to care for even more premature and medically fragile babies close to home. REX Women’s Center clinicians also work closely with specialists at UNC’s Newborn Critical Care Center at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill.

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Alan Wolf, UNC REX Healthcare