A “Drive-Thru” Christmas Celebration

A “Drive-Thru” Christmas Celebration

Santa came early in 2020 for dozens of NICU families at Holtz Children’s Hospital/Jackson…. The pandemic forced ICU baby to get creative on how to make this holiday season even more special, while not being able to visit the hospital in person. Parents attended our “gift pick-up” event at a nearby donor’s warehouse office where they were greeted by the … Read More

A Car Parade to Celebrate World Prematurity Day

A Car Parade to Celebrate World Prematurity Day

Car parade celebrations have defined the happier days of 2020. The ICU baby Team was thrilled when former NICU Mom, Monica Babich, suggested to incorporate this trend in ICU baby’s World Prematurity Day celebration. Families of South Miami Hospital’s admitted NICU babies, nursing staff and administrators came outside to watch the parade led by the ICU baby Youth Ambassadors, ICU … Read More

Classic Holiday Celebrations to Remember

Classic Holiday Celebrations to Remember

The holidays are an especially difficult time for families whose baby is in the NICU and not at home to celebrate with them. To help lift the spirits of NICU parents, ICU baby hosted special Supper of Support dinners in December at South Miami and Holtz Children’s Hospitals. The Junior League of Miami Dade decorated beautiful holiday candles for families. … Read More

Paying it Forward to Future NICU Families

Celebrity Cruises volunteers with ICU baby

A former ICU baby NICU mom paid it forward for other parents struggling through difficult days in the NICU by hosting a holiday event in the hospital. Grateful for a healthy NICU graduate, one mom encouraged her company, Celebrity Cruises, to sponsor a holiday Cuisine & Crafts event in December for NICU families at Holtz Children’s Hospital. A small group … Read More

A Reunion of Celebration

NICU Reunion Friends

Every newborn is a miracle, but when that newborn is premature or critically ill, his survival is even more miraculous! Holtz Children’s Hospital celebrates these precious miracles every year at their NICU Reunion in December. This year, over 75 NICU graduates and their families attended the Dr. Seuss themed annual event. Families gathered to thank the doctors and nurses who … Read More

Honoring World Prematurity Day with International Finance Bank

A Car Parade to Celebrate World Prematurity Day

ICU baby recognized World Prematurity Day in-hospital with NICU families experiencing what that day of observance really means. The statistics are startling… 1 in 10 babies in the US is born premature and preterm births and their complications are the #1 cause of death of children under 5. At Holtz Children’s Hospital, families received beautiful baskets of food and gifts, … Read More

Microsoft Partners for a Special Supper of Support

ICU baby was proud to have the Dadeland Microsoft Store chose ICU baby as one of their National Volunteer Month projects. Employees joined ICU baby to host the April Supper of Support at Holtz Children’s Hospital at UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center.  They entertained the siblings of NICU babies, teaching them coding and playing games with the children while parents enjoyed … Read More

Cuisine & Crafts is Launched at South Miami Hospital

With the great success of a program comes its spin off…ICU baby’s Cuisine & Crafts first launched in Holtz Children’s Hospital as a special, in-hospital event. The success of these lunchtime gatherings was immediate and therefore has now been introduced this Spring as a permanent project at South Miami Hospital. The first Wednesday of every month, families are invited to … Read More

Celebrating Springtime Holidays in the NICU

Special holidays in the NICU can be lonely, but ICU baby volunteers endeavor to bring a smile to the faces of NICU families through small gifts and special meals, reminding them that while lonely, they are not alone. Valentine’s Day brought notes of love from the children of Temple Beth Am. The month of March, ICU baby dedicates as NICU … Read More

2018 Holiday Suppers

The holiday season can be extremely lonely and difficult for many parents with a baby in the NICU. The Miami community came together to bring some cheer to NICU families at Holtz Children’s Hospital and South Miami Hospital. Our December Suppers of Support were extra special holiday celebrations thanks to a private donor who provided beautiful flower arrangements, Baby Cottons … Read More