Nurses reconnect with families they helped in the past

( It’s no easy task bringing a child into the world.

And for these families especially — they are grateful for the care they received in the neonatal intensive care unit at Norton Suburban Hospital.

Saturday’s reunion welcomed back families to re-connect with the nurses and doctors who helped their premature babies.

Savannah Parrish’s mother is still thankful eight years later — after her daughter spent three months in the NICU.

“I get to thank the people that helped me bring her to what she is today, we couldn’t have had her without the doctors and the nurses. And we just wanted to thank them and show them how much we love them for letting us have her,” says Linda Parrish.

“It is impossible not to get attached to these babies and their families and their parents. We’re all a part of the team — the parents, the nurses, the physicians. We all work as a team to get these babies whole and home,” says Assistant Nurse Manager Laura McCubbins

Children enjoyed the festivities with face paint and inflatables.