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Help us give preemies a fighting chance!

Thanks to strong donor support in the past, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center operates one of the Valley's most advanced nursery intensive care units, which serves as the first home for 800 to 1,000 infants annually. Many of the babies are born prematurely, often weighing less than one pound, and will need round-the-clock care for weeks or even months.

To ensure babies receive the highest quality care for any and all compliciations--such as cardiac problems, respiratory issues, digestive disorders and the inability to maintain proper body heat--the nursery intensive care unit staff is focused on providing the pinnacle of care, which often relies on state-of-the-art technologies. 

Please make a donation today to help us provide our tiniest patients with the mightiest care.

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Little baby Laila

Baby Laila was due at Christmastime, but she arrived four months early after being airlifted to St. Joseph’s, where she underwent heart surgery at 18 days old, and spent 52 days on a ventilator to help develop her tiny lungs. 

On Dec. 29, just days after her original due date, Laila finally went home with her parents. “Laila is the best present ever,” said sister Caitlin, who turned 9 that same day.

“I’ll be forever grateful to St. Joseph’s for saving my baby’s life,” added mom Paula. “I can’t imagine living without her.” Read her story here.