Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Reunion Families Share Stories of Tough Beginnings and Promising Futures

Published on: 02/28/2008
Miami Children’s Hospital celebrates (MCH) its 30th Annual Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with a Pirate Party.  All former NICU babies and families are invited to this special event to celebrate and exchange stories.     
Miami Children’s Hospital, Auditorium
3100 S.W. 62 Avenue, Miami
Sunday, March 2, 2008, from 1 p.m.  to 3 p.m.

Neonatal Parents Return
Meet De’Najia Moore, who was born in November 2000, requiring immediate surgery for a complicated problem. Much of her gastrointestinal tract was exposed on the outside of her abdomen at birth. After major surgery, De’Najia stayed several months at MCH until she recovered enough for a second surgery. Today she is a lively little girl.
Children participating in a scavenger hunt
Games and fun with Radio Disney
Exotic birds and animals from Jungle Island
The Neonatology Division at Miami Children’s Hospital was the first of its kind in South Florida and has over 20 years of experience caring for neonates.  This past year it admitted more than 650 newborns.  Currently, Miami Children’s has more pediatric and neonatal beds than any other children’s hospital in Florida.
Founded in 1950, Miami Children's Hospital is the only licensed specialty hospital for children in South Florida. The 275-bed freestanding facility is ranked by Child magazine among the best children’s hospitals in the nation and is the only Florida pediatric hospital to be included in U.S.News & World Report’s 2007 listing of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.” Miami Children's has expertise in all aspects of pediatric medicine and serves children from birth to age 21.
Cynthia Gutierrez-White – cell phone (305) 926-0163
About Nicklaus Children's Hospital (2022)

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with approximately 800 attending physicians, including more than 500 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children’s Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. In the 2022-2023 U.S. News ranking, the hospital tied with two other hospitals as the number one children’s hospital in Florida. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and since 2003 has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit

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