St. Luke's unveils "Hall of Hope" in newborn intensive care unit
Through donations and grants, St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital opened a new display just outside the entrance of its newborn intensive care unit (NICU) last Friday, Nov. 16. In the hallway leading to the entrance a showcase of photos both printed and digitally of former NICU patients.
"Parents of premature children often are overwhelmed by the challenges before them," explained Ken Dey with St. Luke's. "The Hall of Hope was inspired by Tammy Allen, a St. Luke’s nurse practitioner, who sees the display as an opportunity to provide new hope for parents by showing them a future that may be possible for their baby."
According to Dey, the display was made possible by a $25,000 grant from the St. Luke’s Auxiliary and through in-kind donations from the community including three local photographers who donated their time and talent to take photos of the NICU graduates.