June 24, 2024

The Elliot Celebrates 35 Years of Neonatology at Reunion with Families from Across Southern New Hampshire

On Saturday, June 22nd, The Elliot welcomed more than 500 people to a reunion event at The Derryfield School in Manchester, NH, to celebrate 35 years of neonatology and The Elliot’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Families with children who were cared for in the Elliot NICU over the past five years traveled from across southern New Hampshire to join the event.  

The NICU reunion was an opportunity for families who have spent time in the NICU at The Elliot to connect with others who share similar experiences, play games together, and reunite with neonatologists, nurses, and other NICU staff.  

Aidan Lamothe, who was born 12 weeks early in 2007, weighing just three pounds, welcomed guests, and said, “The NICU was my first home – and my parents were so grateful for the amazing care I received. Not only did the staff take care of me, but they supported my parents too, on every step of our roller coaster journey…The Elliot NICU makes miracles happen! Every day, tiny babies like me not just survive, but thrive – because of the dedication and expertise of this amazing team.” 

Elliot neonatologist Dr. Malgorzata Bulanowski welcomed families to the reunion, saying, “Seeing so many of you here, happy and healthy, fills our hearts with immense joy and pride. Each of you has been through a unique and challenging journey, and today is a testament to your courage, hope, and unwavering love…Today, we celebrate the milestones achieved and look forward to a future filled with hope and happiness. Thank you very much for joining us here today.”  

Dr. Kevin Desrosiers, Elliot Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care Services, said, “The mission of Elliot Hospital is to inspire wellness, heal our patients, and serve with compassion, and there’s no greater embodiment of that than to see you all here today after all you’ve been through. Seeing you here today, happy and healthy, is really a testament as to why we have a neonatology service and NICU.”  

The Elliot is home to the only Level III NICU in southern New Hampshire. Our team of neonatal experts care for preterm infants as early as 23-weeks’ gestation. This unique service transports approximately 100 babies per year to Elliot Hospital from hospitals around the region for life-saving care. 

WMUR covered this wonderful event – check out the story here

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