Since 1984, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Mercyhealth has held an annual NICU Reunion in early September. NICU graduates and their families are invited back to visit with the medical staff that provided their care and other families who have shared experiences. Because many NICU patients spend several days to months in the unit, strong bonds are formed and the reunion is a way to reconnect.
Fun activities for the kids are planned, including pony rides, games, art projects, prizes, giveaways and helicopter and ambulance tours.
In past years, over 300 people have attended this annual event that serves as a way to meet up with old friends and celebrate Mercyhealth’s passion for miracles.