Inova Fair Oaks Hospital to Host Reunion of Smallest Patients

NICU Reunion Reunites Families, Caregivers

Fairfax, VA – (June 2, 2010) — Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is hosting a reunion on Sunday, June 6, at Navy Elementary School, for patients cared for in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The NICU reunion — complete with robot and puppeteer entertainment, refreshments, prize giveaways and more — enables parents, children and their caregivers to reconnect after the families have left the hospital.

“The NICU reunion gives us — the nurses, doctors and administrators — a way to see how all the beautiful children from the NICU have grown to be vibrant and active,” said Marisa Little, Patient Care Director, Special Care Nursery, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. “We have so many grateful parents. The reunion gives them a chance to say ‘thank you’ and to connect with other NICU families.”

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital NICU Reunion

Sunday, June 6, 2010
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Navy Elementary School
3500 West Ox Road
Fairfax, VA 22033

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital’s level III NICU offers 24-hour staffing from highly experienced, board-certified neonatologists, specially trained and certified nurses and board-certified lactation consultants, dedicated to neonatal intensive care. The unit’s 19 private rooms have the supplies and equipment to perform all the necessary care without transporting babies to separate locations, and are furnished with comfortable overnight accommodations for parents, including a bed, television, bathroom, breast pump and Internet access.

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is a 182-bed advanced acute-care community hospital serving the rapidly growing suburbs of Northern Virginia. Inova Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Inova provides a healthy environment for its patients, families, visitors, staff and physicians by prohibiting tobacco use on its campuses.

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