WHY: Nearly 9,000 babies are born at Magee each year and its NICU cares for ill and premature newborns. Head coverings are known to help the sick and premature babies maintain body heat, which is essential to their development.
Cigna employees started the community service project as a result of Cigna’s 25-year partnership with the March of Dimes
. Since the project started, more than 18,000 handmade baby hats have been donated to NICUs throughout the country.
• Suzy Guess, R.N., M.S.N., director, neonatal patient care services, Magee
• Edgar Miranda, Liberty Valley market president, Cigna
• Mike Ungvary, vice president of contracting, Cigna
• Beth Swinderman, contracting director, Cigna
• Alicia Troski, Common Thread, Cigna
• Barbara Roth, executive director of market development, March of Dimes
• Laura Ritz, March of Dimes western PA Market Board Vice-Chair
• Parents and babies from Magee
WHEN: 1 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11
WHERE: UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, 15213.