The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at The University of Arizona Medical Center - Diamond Children’s will host its annual Graduate Picnic at Reid Park, Saturday, Nov. 23, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
“We have many families return each year to celebrate the care they received from the staff in the NICU,” says Melissa Perillo, RN, patient care manager of Diamond Children’s NICU. “It’s a wonderful time for families to visit with the staff that took care of their baby, and reconnect with families they met while in the unit. Families bring thank-you cards and pictures of their baby over the years to show their progression, which is very gratifying for our nurses. Some of these patients are now in their teens.”