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Magee’s NICU to Receive 1,000 Baby Caps From Cigna

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Amy Charley

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WHAT: UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital will receive more than 1,000 handmade caps for the babies being treated in its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). A team from Cigna crocheted the caps as part of the organization’s community service project called “A Common Thread.”


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.
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