Medical Center NICU Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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The Medical Center of Central Georgia celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Wednesday.

Kimberly Smith's son Joshua was born 14 weeks early. Since late September she's been visiting the hospital daily.

"He's not able to drink from a bottle...he's still trying to develop that ability so he's being tube fed. He gets oxygen," said Smith.

She said the staff is very understanding and is just like family.

"They realize the situation that you're in, and they're extremely sensitive to it," she said.

The Watson family knows just what Smith and her family are going through. Their daughter, Bree, was born 26 weeks premature. Her dad, Jeff, said she's now a healthy, happy two-year-old.

"We're just a blessed family," Watson said.

Each year approximately 700 babies are cared for at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

The hospital marked the four decade milestone Wednesday with a special gathering and cake.





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