A Novel Idea In The NICU

After Gabby and Julie’s children graduated from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Lenox Hill hospital, they wanted to give back and help other parents cope. So, they introduced the NICU Book Drive, a donations-based book cart that invites parents to read to their babies. The novel initiative fosters “normal interaction in an abnormal environment,” Patricia Quinn, Nurse Manager of the NICU, said. “It’s important for babies to hear voices and language. The books have been amazing in helping our parents and newborns connect.”

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