November was National Prematurity Awareness Month and the uber-popular breast pump and breastfeeding accessory company, Medela, held a campaign entitled the "Virtual Human Milk Collection".  During this time, you were asked to visit Medela's website to vote for four NICUs to receive $5,000 each in neonatal human milk support products for their facility from Medela.  I am happy to say that the results are in and the winners are announced!  Drumroll, please...


  • * Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, Gulfport, MS.
  • * St. John Medical Center, Tulsa, OK.
  • * The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.
  • * University of New Mexico Hospital, Albuquerque, NM.

These NICUs will receive: Medela Symphony® Preemie+™ program cards, Medela Symphony breastpumps, Waterless Milk Warmers™, Creamatocrit Plus™, Transport/Discharge Bags, Medela BabyWeigh™ scales and/or Medela NICU Education programs.

Congratulations to all four!  Excellent job!!