It’s Time to Share Your Holiday Giving Stories!

Is your team doing something special to help individuals and families in need this holiday season? We know you are, and we look forward to sharing how you’re helping others in our special holiday editions of News and Views! If your department is making a donation to a community agency or organization, having a fundraiser, organizing a food or toy drive, “adopting” a child or family in need, or spreading good cheer in other ways. please share your stories. With Christmas on a Tuesday this year, our holiday editions will be published the week before (the week after next!), so please send your stories and photos to us now. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, December 13.

Our Tiniest Patients Get a Special Visit Direct from the North Pole

santa-nicu-with-family-2016santa-nicu-staff-2016For the third year in a row, our very own Santa and Mrs. Claus – Bob Swensson, NP, hospitalist, and Cheryl Killoran, NICU nurse educator – took a break from their very busy schedules to pay a holiday visit to the staff and families in our NICU. After making a list and checking it twice, the Santa team knew they couldn’t miss a trip to spread some cheer to 36 of our tiniest patients who most definitely made it onto this year’s “nice” list, including newborn  Zara Coleman, pictured right photo, with her parents Jocelyn and Travis Coleman. NICU team members (left photos) Jan Messina, unit secretary, left, and Kelly Grenier, RN, right, pose for a photo with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.