Not all babies survive their time in the NICU. It is the heartbreaking reality that ICU baby co-Founder, Nichole Aldrich, knows personally and ICU baby volunteers witness every month in the NICUs that the organization benefits. Parents who suffer such a dire loss deserve appropriate psychological, professional support and support from their community during this very difficult time. ICU baby will unveil its Bereavement Program in the Spring of 2018 which will be put into place immediately in the NICUs of Holtz Children’s Hospital at UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Baptist Health System’s South Miami Hospital. If you would like to help advance this program, please Contact Us.
ICU baby understands that parents often struggle with who will care for their other children while they visit their baby in the NICU. Childcare costs can be prohibitive, especially when a NICU stay is prolonged. Often hospital protocol prevents children from frequenting the unit and when they are able to enter, it is difficult for them to stay long. ICU baby’s goal is to have a designated area in the hospital for siblings to be cared for while their parents spend time in the NICU. If you would like to help advance this program, please Contact Us.
ICU baby intends to expand its support to other NICUs in South Florida. The organization recognizes that all NICU families need support and hopes to more families each year through its efforts. If you would like to help advance this program, please Contact Us.