NICU Family Stories

Our families love to talk about the compassionate care they received while staying in our NICU.


Arlene Smith

Our twins were born at 30 weeks, 2 days.

Our time in the NICU was full of cautious optimism and joy.  It was scary and uncertain at times, but the NICU at EvergreenHealth was also where I first held my children, bathed them, snuggled them, and loved them.

The doctors and staff were amazing and were always focused completely on the care of my twins, which helped put us at ease, knowing they were constantly under their expert eyes.

My twins are healthy and happy children! EvergreenHealth’s NICU gave them the best start in life and we are so thankful for everyone that cared for our twins!

image of Arlene's twins at birth

image of Arlene's twins older


Natalie Delorey

Our son was born weighing just 2lbs, 15oz.

My son's early arrival was unexpected; I’d previously delivered his three older sisters without complications and each of them at term.

I was on bed rest in the antepartum unit at EvergreenHealth and it was hard to be there while my other children still needed me at home with them.

The private rooms in the antepartum and NICU units at EvergreenHealth were wonderful in allowing our family to bond and share in special moments together.

My preemie son is a bright, brilliant, happy little boy. He is healthy in every way possible.

We were very lucky and grateful to have EvergreenHealth Medical Center care for him and the needs of our family.

image of Natalie's son at birth

image of Natalie's family


Dina Pan

Our son was born full term but, unexpectedly, with a very rare genetic syndrome.

Our difficult stay in the NICU was eased by the wonderful staff, doctors, and specialists on hand.

The NICU team made us feel like we shared in the decision making process for our son; they were always honest and open with us regarding his condition.

The level of care we received always made me feel like my son was the most important patient in the NICU at EvergreenHealth.

No matter how we were feeling, there was always a NICU staff member to care not only for our son, but for everyone in our family as well.

Our son is now a thriving little boy, full of smiles. EvergreenHealth’s NICU gave him the best start possible.

image of Dina's son at birth

image of Dina's son older