More than 400 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) graduates ranging from age 1 to 22 along with their families gathered for a reunion hosted by St. John’s Mercy Children’s Hospital. The reunion celebrated all the children who were treated in the NICU and went home to thrive. Since the unit opened its doors as St. Louis County’s only Level III NICU in the spring of 1982, St. John’s Mercy doctors, nurses and other caregivers have tenderly cared for thousands of babies and their families.
Doctors, nurses and all the other caregivers came to reunite with the children they cared for each day.
There were fun activities including a theater group, karaoke, crafts, a storyteller, carnival games by Lindbergh High School service club (face painting, duck pond, bean bag toss, etc.) and a juggler. The Creve Coeur Fire Protection District and the Police Department visited with a fire truck and police car, and Abbott Ambulance displayed an ambulance.