A local couple whose baby spent three weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, after her mother was hospitalized more than six weeks for preterm labor, returned to personally thank nurses at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus during National Nurses Week.
Loyalty Love Hall was born April 9, spent time in an incubator and was discharged home on May 3. Her parents, Surprise residents Nikita Wise and Rondell Hall, visited the hospital on Nurses Day to show gratitude for the care provided by Abrazo Arrowhead’s ‘angel nurses.’
It was a life-saving experience, said Wise, who contracted COVID-19 early in her pregnancy and went into preterm labor. She was hospitalized at 26 weeks, and her daughter was born at 31 weeks gestation.
“They are my Angel Hero Nurses. They deserve recognition for the hard work that they do every day,” said Wise on her Nurses Day visit to Abrazo Arrowhead.
“This hospital has been amazing. The nurses here made it really easy for me and my baby to have a good outcome. Angel Nurses is what I call them, they are definitely a part of my family now,” Wise said. “I would not have made it without this amazing group of nurses.”
Abrazo Arrowhead Campus is designated as Level IIIA perinatal center by the Arizona Perinatal Trust, meaning the hospital’s NICU can provide complex care for newborns requiring select subspecialty and intensive care.
“Our 24/7 coverage with neonatal specialists, laborists and OB emergency department offer confidence for the families choosing Arrowhead for childbirth,” said Chief Nursing Officer Julie Bowman. “We are pleased to be able to provide specialized care for mothers and babies, including high order multiple births, at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus.”
More than 3,500 babies are born each year at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, according to Bowman.
“The best part of the job is to see the positive outcome, and the babies turning out well and going home. That’s our ultimate goal, a healthy baby, a healthy mom and seeing them grow. Sometimes they just need a little extra help,” said Aja Dao, RN, one of the many nurses who cared for Wise and Loyalty.
“It was just an amazing experience here. We had some very good nurses supporting her,” said Loyalty’s dad, Rondell Hall, of the care received by mother and baby.
“Our staff loves what they do, and they are excited to support each birth for the families in our birthing center,” said Amy Munoz, director of Women’s and Infants Services.
For information on Women’s and Infants services at Abrazo, visit AbrazoHealth.com.
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