The Valley Hospital recently hosted a reunion and celebration for parents who had given birth through Valley's Center for Holistic Birth. The event gave parents a chance to socialize with each other and with staff who cared for them during their delivery.
The party drew families from throughout the area and included remarks by program coordinator Heidi Z. Brenner, CNM, a certified nurse-midwife and advanced practice holistic nurse; nurses, a midwife, and a physician. Families were offered complimentary family portraits.
Shown standing (left to right): Claire Grande, Assistant Vice President, Women's and Children's Services; Joanne Simonetti, Director, Inpatient Women's and Children's Services; Esther Nelson, Clinical Shift Supervisor, Labor & Delivery; Margaret Stewart, RN, Labor & Delivery; Heidi Z. Brenner, Holistic Birth Program Coordinator; obstetrician Aiman K. Shilad, M.D.; Martha Dell, RN, Labor & Delivery; Cris Giambalvo, certified nurse midwife; Jaclyn Smith, RN, Labor & Delivery; and Grace Ruth Qarmout, RN, Labor & Delivery.
Shown seated (left to right): Kristy Florey, of Hewitt, NJ, with Sage; Tammie Schaffer, of Rochelle Park, with Ariana; Amanda Simco, of New Milford, with Hannah; and Leena Bhojawala, of Ho-Ho-Kus, with Sonya.