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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a NICU reunion! San Joaquin Community Hospital to host reunion of families and caregivers


It has been five years since San Joaquin Community Hospital (SJCH) became a comprehensive center for newborn care, when it opened its nine-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) within the hospital’s award-winning Maternity Care Center. A NICU is an intensive care unit that is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of ill or premature infants. This marks the fifth reunion of NICU babies and their caregivers to celebrate the accomplishments of these families and the caregivers here at SJCH. This year’s theme is superhero-related because the families, the babies and their caregivers are all super and heroic! There will games, food and a photographer for free family portraits.

This is a celebration to honor the All-Star babies born at SJCH’s NICU and the superheroes made up of those babies’ families and caregivers, who have experienced the great benefits of having an intensive care facility for infants here at SJCH. The growth in Kern County’s population has increased the need for intensive care facilities for infants. The addition of SJCH’s nine NICU beds is a huge benefit to our community and the heartwarming NICU stories deserve a celebration.

The reunion will be held on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 2–4 p.m. in the SJCH Human Resources parking lot (on the corner of 28th St. and Chester Ave.).