(PHOENIX, Ariz. – April 28, 2021) - Not all heroes wear capes - some come in small packages and are gaining strength in the nursery intensive care unit (NyICU) at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. This National Superhero Day, St. Joseph’s NyICU team is honoring some real-life superheroes: our brave babies and their courageous families. Today, some of the tiniest patients in St. Joseph’s Level III NyICU and their loved ones dressed up as their favorite superheroes to celebrate the special day.
“Our NyICU families truly embody what it means to be a superhero,” said Zoe Coleman, clinical manager of St. Joseph’s NyICU. “Our unit cares for some of Arizona’s smallest and most critically ill babies and these newborns are fighters through and through. Their families are also incredibly resilient as they advocate and cheer on their little ones as they grow bigger and stronger.”
The superhero costumes and onesies were donated to St. Joseph’s NyICU from March of Dimes Arizona. The dress-up day is one of the many ways St. Joseph’s NyICU team encourages and supports their patients and families during their hospital stay.