Mercy Health Saint Mary’s NICU Brings Books to Babies

According to the Journal of Development & Behavioral Pediatrics, children who are read five books a day enter kindergarten having heard 1.4 million more words than kids who are not read to. The Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) contributed to those baby brains after completing the 2021 Read-A-Thon in which staff … Read more Mercy Health Saint Mary’s NICU Brings Books to Babies

Small and Mighty: Mercy Health NICU a Family-Focused Environment

Amy Merlington found out she was pregnant just as the COVID-19 global pandemic was escalating in March 2020. The unknowns for the next several months would mostly be concerning doctor’s appointments and navigating in public in the middle of a health crisis, but ultimately – she had no fears with her pregnancy because she had … Read more Small and Mighty: Mercy Health NICU a Family-Focused Environment

NICU Reunion Celebrates Our Littlest Superheroes

Previously the smallest patients at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, graduates of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) made a big splash on Tuesday, August 21. Over 400 babies, children and parents gathered for a celebration and reunion at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. “We had a super hero theme this year, which I believe depicts … Read more NICU Reunion Celebrates Our Littlest Superheroes

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s NICU Reunion Celebrates Graduates

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) physicians and nurses hosted the annual NICU Reunion, where they were reunited with patients and their families on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. Organized by a team of staff, led by Lynne Horodyski, a Mercy Health Saint Mary’s NICU nurse, the NICU … Read more Mercy Health Saint Mary’s NICU Reunion Celebrates Graduates