The Valley Hospital Hosts Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Reunion Circus

November 12, 2019

NICU 2019

The Valley Hospital recently hosted its annual Reunion Party for children who had been cared for in the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  This heavily attended annual event reunites parents and children with the physicians and nurses who cared for them.

The party drew hundreds of families from throughout northern New Jersey and lower New York State and included fun-filled activities for the children, such as joining in magic act, and dancing and playing instruments with a musician.  It also offered the chance for parents to catch up with each other and the medical and nursing staff.

This event was held at Valley’s Center for Health and Wellness, located in Mahwah.

Shown here with a few of the attendees are (seated from left to right): Neonatologist Michelle Lasker, M.D.; Director of Neonatology Carly Pané, M.D.; and Neonatologist Beth Benjamin, M.D.  Standing 4th from left are Neonatologist Frank Manginello, M.D., FAAP, Chair Emeritus, Children’s Services; and Neonatologist Christiana Farkouh-Karoleski, M.D.