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SMCS Nurses On Hand as California Senate Recognizes Neonatal Nurses with Resolution

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Children's Services, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, Women's Services | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO Senator Josh Newman introduced SCR 82 Friday, commemorating September 15 as ‘Neonatal Nurses Day’ in California. The resolution was presented to representatives of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and Children’s Hospital Orange County’s neonatal intensive care units.

“All medical care workers are deserving of our respect and gratitude but it takes a special person to become a neonatal care nurse,” said Newman. “This resolution pays tribute to all of the nurses who care for newly born infants at a time of intense vulnerability, as well as their families.”

Every year approximately 40,000 low birth weight infants are born nationally. As a result of the dedicated care they receive from neonatal nurses, the survival of these infants has dramatically improved since the inception of neonatal intensive care units.

The National Association of Neonatal Nurses celebrated the first Neonatal Nurses Day on September 15, 2000 to honor the nurses who care for the most vulnerable patients and their families.

Christi Walsh, R.N., NICU nursing manager, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Melva Weiss, R.N., were on hand to receive the resolution. Weiss was one of the nurses who cared for Newman’s daughter when she was in Sutter’s NICU a little more than a year ago.

“It was an honor to have this recognition on behalf of the amazing care that our entire nursing staff provides to our families every day,” said Walsh.

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Children's Services, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, Women's Services | 0 comments