Hennepin Healthcare NICU Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Hennepin Healthcare has a 50-year history of clinical excellence and advances in care for neonates.  To commemorate this event, we’re bringing past patients and family members and current and former staff together for a special celebration.

What: 50th Anniversary of Hennepin Healthcare’s NICU
When:  Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 10 am – 12:00 pm.
Where: Community Room at the Clinic & Specialty Center, located at 715 South 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Parking is free and available in the ramp below the Clinic and Specialty Center.

The celebration will include activities for the kids, a visit by Bernie the rescue dog, a retrospective on the advances in NICU care over the last 50 years, and refreshments.

The 21-bed Level IIIB Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Hennepin Healthcare provides the highest level of care in a warm and nurturing environment to infants in distress at birth, those requiring close observation, and those transferred from other facilities for treatment of neonatal diseases. Uniquely located within the Birth Center and staffed around the clock, NICU services are available to delivering mothers at a moment’s notice.

HCMC recognized as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility

HCMC_BirthCenter_LogoAfter completing a comprehensive on-site survey, Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. recently announced that Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) has been designated as a Baby-Friendly Hospital.

“We are very excited about this prestigious award,” said Anna Mueller, Nurse Manager for Breastfeeding Services. “Making sure moms and babies get off to a great start is one of our priorities at The Birth Center, and being recognized as a Baby-Friendly hospital confirms our commitment to providing excellent Family-Centered care.” Continue reading “HCMC recognized as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility”

NICU “grad” overcomes the odds

Milly Alvila-Reyes
Milly Avila-Reyes

“I’m so happy with the staff, because Milly received great care – and love,” said Erika  Avila-Reyes. Her daughter, Milly, has been in Hennepin County Medical Center’s (HCMC) Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) since April 5, when she was born at only 22 weeks and 6 days – an age when less than 2% of infants survive. Weighing only 1 pound, 5 ounces, the odds were against her. Continue reading “NICU “grad” overcomes the odds”