It’s nice to be reminded how important the work we all do in the NICU really is to our families, patients and co-workers.Victoria M. Hastings, RN
A Dartmouth Health Children’s nurse is among 10 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurses nationwide selected as a finalist in the 4moms first annual Nominate a NICU Nurse program. The initiative was sponsored by Project Sweet Peas, a national nonprofit organization that supports NICUs, their patients and families, and 4moms, to recognize the contributions of NICU nurses.
“I was completely surprised and honored to even be nominated,” said Victoria M. Hastings, RN, a clinical nurse in the NICU at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (CHaD). “Reading through all of the nominations was truly special. It’s nice to be reminded how important the work we all do in the NICU really is to our families, patients and co-workers.”
Co-workers, friends, and families of NICU babies nominated their favorite nurses with stories about what makes them so special. The winner and finalists were selected based on several factors, including submission stories and the number of times they were nominated.
As a finalist, 10 4moms MamaRoo Swings were donated to CHaD in Hastings’ honor. MamaRoo Swings are used in nearly 650 hospitals nationwide.
“4moms is thrilled to be honoring the incredible work that Victoria Hastings does at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center,” said Debbie Lee, chief marketing officer of 4moms. “We hope our donation of MamaRoo Swings to the NICU will further help Victoria and her colleagues with their lifesaving work.”
About Dartmouth Health Children's
Dartmouth Health Children's is the only comprehensive pediatric healthcare system in the region. Fully integrated in Dartmouth Health and anchored for more than 30 years by Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (CHaD)—in Lebanon, NH—Dartmouth Health Children's promotes health, advances knowledge, and delivers the best patient and family-centered care for infants, children, and adolescents across New Hampshire and Vermont. Dartmouth Health Children's conducts groundbreaking research and educates the next generations of health professionals as the primary pediatric partner of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Highly skilled and collaborative child health professionals provide care in multiple settings across the region. Outpatient specialty visits and same-day surgery services are available at Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (CHaD) and Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics Manchester. Primary care appointments in general pediatrics are available at Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics in Bedford, Concord, Lebanon, Manchester and Nashua, NH and Bennington, VT; as well as at Dartmouth Health members: Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, Cheshire Medical Center, New London Hospital and Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center.