Neonatal Intensive Care Unit hosts costume party so hospital’s littlest guests can enjoy their first Halloween.
LAS VEGAS, October 27, 2023 – Doctors, nurses and staff in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican’s Siena Hospital helped new parents get into the Halloween spirit this week by hosting a costume party for the hospital’s littlest patients.
Premature babies and other newborns with serious health issues must sometimes spend weeks or months in the hospital under the watchful care of the health care providers in the Siena NICU. Parents who spend long hours on the unit with their new babies sometimes miss out on special experiences of their child’s first year, like a first Halloween.
The Siena NICU team held this special reception so parents could select costumes and dress their newborns for their first Halloween as a family. Some babies dressed up in costumes brought by their parents. Others were decked out in hand-crafted outfits that were donated or provided by the hospital.
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About Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican:
Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican recently celebrated 75 years in southern Nevada, marking the anniversary of the arrival of the seven Adrian Dominican Sisters who founded Rose de Lima Hospital on June 27, 1947. As Nevada’s only not-for-profit, faith-based health system, St. Rose Dominican is still guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters in all its endeavors. As the Henderson and Las Vegas communities grow, the St. Rose Dominican health system and its nearly 4,000 employees continue the Sisters’ mission of serving people in need. Dignity Health currently operates three acute care hospitals in southern Nevada and is a member of the multi-state Dignity Health network of nearly 10,000 physicians, 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals, and 400-plus care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, and primary care clinics. For more information, visit our website at www.strosehospitals.org.