More than 200 graduates of the Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) celebrated its 21st anniversary at a reunion on Sunday, Aug. 16 at the Humble Civic Center.
The annual reunion is hosted by Memorial Hermann Northeast and the Northeast Hospital Foundation. The event included kid-friendly refreshments served by the Memorial Hermann Northeast Volunteers, as well as clowns, balloon animals, safety fingerprinting and a special appearance by Officer McGruff, courtesy of the Humble Police Department.
NICU graduates and their families were able to reunite with the Lake Houston area’s first neonatologist, Medical Director of the Memorial Hermann Northeast NICU Angel Muñoz, M.D., and the NICU staff. Dr. Muñoz has been affiliated with Memorial Hermann Northeast since he helped start the Memorial Hermann Northeast Neonatology program in August 1994 and has since cared for more than 4,000 newborns in the Memorial Hermann Northeast NICU.
NICUs combine advanced technology and trained health care professionals to provide expert specialized care for newborns who need intensive medical attention. For information about the services available at Memorial Hermann Northeast, call 713-222-CARE (2273) or go to www.memorialhermann.org/northeast.