Thursday, May 15, 2014

Help Support Premature Babies at the Father’s Day 5K!

Members of GBMC's NICU team
participate in the 2012 Father's Day 5K
Caring for more than 400 critically ill and premature babies a year is a difficult feat, but GBMC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) continually strives to change the lives of the community’s tiniest patients and their loved ones.

GBMC’s NICU is rated as a Level III unit, meaning it is capable of providing complex medical and surgical care to infants as small as 23 weeks gestation and birth weights that might be below 500 grams (17.6 ounces). It participates in the Vermont Oxford Neonatal Network, which is dedicated to improving the quality and safety of medical care for newborn infants and their families. Capabilities of the GBMC NICU include advanced respiratory support, pediatric surgery, therapeutic hypothermia, inhaled nitric oxide therapy and a human milk bank. Three full-time neonatologists collaborate with additional physicians, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, advanced practitioners and more on each child’s condition, so parents can rest assured their baby is receiving the highest quality, personalized care. 

GBMC’s NICU staff does amazing things for little ones in need and can continue to improve care options for critically ill babies with the generous contributions of supporters like you! If you’d like to help, consider participating in GBMC’s annual Father’s Day 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk on Sunday, June 15 at 8:00 a.m. Enjoy the wonderful weather and beautiful campus while celebrating fatherhood! All proceeds benefit the NICU.

The last day to register online is June 11, 2014. You can also register in person at any of our packet pick-ups on Friday, June 13 or Saturday, June 14. Walk-up registration on Sunday, June 15 is also available! 

Visit for more information on the Father’s Day 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk or to register. Visit to learn more information about GBMC’s NICU.

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