Each year, nearly 200 babies born on the central coast receive advanced care in Sierra Vista’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. On Tuesday, staff celebrated those babies at the annual NICU reunion.
Dr. Steve Van Scoy is the medical director for the NICU at Sierra Vista. He says over the years technological advancements have really helped them better their practice.
He says early in his career it was hard for him to see babies born with complications related to being premature, so he set out to help the most vulnerable patients.
“My wife said ‘why don’t you make better babies?’ And that’s what convinced me to go into the NICU and here we are 25 years later,” Van Scoy said.
Van Scoy pointed out it is rare to see a NICU of this size in such a small town. He says this is his favorite day of the year because it is a gratifying day for everyone.