NICU Grads Celebrate Death-Defying Births

From babies to young adults, scores of graduates of NorthBay Medical Center’s Neonatal Intenstive Care Unit came back to celebrate their death-defying births with a team of nurses and physicians, many who were there at the start.

Jonathan Hughes, 23, and Maya Walker, 1 month, were the oldest and youngest NICU graduates to attend the 27th annual NICU Reunion, held Saturday, Nov. 17,  at the Green Valley Administration Center. 

 In between were scores of children and their parents enjoying games and refreshments and sharing milestones with the doctors and nurses who cared for them.

This year’s theme was “Safety First” and despite the rain, Medic Ambulance, Engine 40 from the Fairfield Fire Department, and the Vacaville Police Department were on hand to give kids a look at safety vehicles.

Inside, booths held displays from the California Highway Patrol Safe Car Seat project, Vacaville Police Department’s child safety program, the NorthBay High Risk Infant Follow-up Clinic, First Five Solano with informational gift boxes in Spanish and English, and NorthBay’s Breast Feeding Support Program.

The event was organized by Janelle Chenoweth, R.N. , and Megan King, R.N., and staffed by a cadre of nurses and staff from all of the Maternal Child Health departments at NorthBay Medical Center and their family members and friends.