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Stony Brook Children's NICU Family Reunion:Once The Tiniest Patients, Kids Celebrate Big With Staff

Event Calendar:
Sunday, July 31, 11 AM to 2 PM

STONY BROOK, N.Y., July 22, 2011 – On Sunday, July 31, Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital will hold its annual Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Family Reunion. Dozens of former patients, now kids of all ages, will celebrate with other NICU “graduates” and the Stony Brook Children’s staff. Families will share their experiences resulting from the life-changing care the babies received in the NICU. The reunion takes place on the grounds of the SBU Outpatient Center from 11 AM to 2 PM.

The reunion, which has been held for more than 20 years, provides an opportunity for Stony Brook Children’s staff to see how far some of the tiniest patients have come. Families can also be among the first to tour Stony Brook Children’s new state-of-the-art NICU and Labor & Delivery suites. In addition, family fun includes games, clowns, puppets, face-painting, and giveaways. Light refreshments will also be served.
For more information on the NICU Family Reunion, call 631-444-4000.

ABOUT STONY BROOK LONG ISLAND CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL:
Established in June 2010, Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital is Suffolk County’s only children’s hospital. More than 7,000 children and adolescents are admitted each year. Stony Brook Children’s operates 100 pediatric beds and has more than 100 full-time pediatric physicians and surgeons and over 200 voluntary pediatric faculty members in 30 different specialties. The hospital is the Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center for our area and has a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It is home to the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center and also offers a  Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program,  Pediatric Cardiology Program, Pediatric HIV and AIDS Center, Cystic Fibrosis Center and the Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities.
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