Celebrating Memories and Milestones
Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia

Join us for an event celebrating 50 years of care in the Harriet and Ronald Lassin/Infant Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at CHOP. CHOP is one of the leaders in the field of neonatology and newborn care. 

Newborn babies who need intensive medical attention are often admitted into a special area of the hospital called the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The NICU combines advanced technology and trained healthcare professionals to provide specialized care for the tiniest patients. NICUs may also have intermediate or continuing care areas for babies who are not as sick but do need specialized nursing care. Some hospitals do not have the personnel or a NICU and babies must be transferred to another hospital.

Most babies admitted to the NICU are premature (born before 37 weeks of pregnancy), have low birthweight (less than 5.5 pounds), or have a medical condition that requires special care. Did you know that in the US, nearly 12 percent of babies are born preterm?

Our special guest speaker ,Dr. Phyllis A. Dennery, chief, Division of Neonatology will give you an insider’s view of what it takes to help these babies survive and thrive. 

This event is part of CHOP’s Advances in Pediatric Medicine series and is free.

For further information or to RSVP, please contact Lori Busch at 267-426-6465 or busch@email.chop.edu

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM