TURNERSVILLE, NJ (November 30, 2017) – The staff of Gloucester County, NJ’s only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), located at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital, was honored and thanked by the March of Dimes South Jersey Chapter in late November as part of National Prematurity Awareness Month. Premature birth is the number one killer of infants in the United States; in 2016, one out of every 10 newborns was premature. The Jefferson Washington Township Hospital NICU team was recognized for all it does to support mothers and premature babies.
Pictured, from left, are: Lynn Stites, RN; NICU Nurse Manager Julia Burke; March of Dimes Board Member Jennifer M. Starkey; Women’s & Children’s Department Secretary Francynne McKeever; and Jefferson Health New Jersey’s Director of Business Development for Women's & Children's Services, Tammy Harold. For more information on programs and services offered for expectant and new mothers, visit: www.KennedyisJefferson.org.