NICU babies at Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital join the Halloween Spirit

Tiniest Babies at Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital Join the Halloween Spirit (Copyright 2022 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – The staff and volunteers at Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital had a little dress-up time with the newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

“We’re helping create a sense of normalcy for the families and helping them make positive memories,” nursing director of the NICU Angela Koerner says. “This is extremely important because it builds that bond between the family and the baby.”

Families were able to enjoy the trick-or-treat holiday with their babies over this pass week.

“Parents want to contribute to their baby’s care, but feel helpless to do anything. By participating in Halloween, birthdays, milestones and other holidays, they build that connection with their child,” Koerner adds.

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