Max, Age 6, Brings Former NICU Nurses Flowers
by Lisa Allen, Director,
Family Birth Center at Foothills Hospital
We snapped this photo of a mom Amiee Shirk and her son, Max, who came to
visit their former NICU nurses at Foothills Hospital and bring them flowers.
Max is now a healthy six-year-old!
They asked for their nurses Pat Morrison, R.N. (pictured left) and Kris
Leader R.N. (right) who happened to be working. We love a reunion with
Our innovative Special Care Nursery–the first of its kind in the
United States—is a specially designed, home-like environment where
premature infants or those with medical needs can grow and gain weight
faster, become strong enough to breathe on their own, and go home from
the hospital sooner with more confident parents.