NICU Babies Flown From Path of Hurricane Harvey
The following was covered by ABC News on August 25, 2017.
Flight crews in Texas spent around 18 hours Thursday and today evacuating 10 medically-fragile newborns out of the path of Hurricane Harvey.
The babies, all of whom were born in the last few weeks, were evacuated out of Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, which is directly in the path of what is expected to be the worst hurricane to hit Texas in nearly two decades.
The 10 newborns, who were in Driscoll’s neonatal intensive care unit, were flown on specially-designed planes to a Fort Worth airport, then transported by ambulance to Cook Children’s Hospital in the city, a hospital spokeswoman told ABC News.
The babies, the last of whom arrived early this morning, are now under the care of doctors and nurses at Cook Children’s. They will stay at the hospital until officials deem it safe for them to return home to Corpus Christi, according to the spokeswoman, Winifred King.
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