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Gift of Life

Gift of Life Celebrates Fairview Hospital and Generations of People Served

Community West Foundation and Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital brought together over 1,300 people to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Tuesday, August 1 for the 2023 Gift of Life Event. Gift of Life celebrates Fairview Hospital, which has been serving the needs of families in the Greater Cleveland Area for more than 125 years.  Fairview caregivers provide services for women preparing to become mothers, for babies when they make their arrival, care for children at every stage and so much more.  

Gift of Life attendees enjoyed special programming and presentations highlighting Fairview Hospital including remarks from Dr. Neil Smith, Dr. Amy Stephens, Dr. Jalal Abu-Shaweesh, Nora Knipper, Debbie Norton and Brittany Ponziani.
Throughout the night, guests received exclusive access to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and their flagship event: Asian Lantern Festival. Attendees enjoyed complimentary rides on the Circle of Wildlife Carousel, Get Close Small Animal Experience provided by the zoo education team, Superhero & Princess character experiences, face painting, refreshments, photobooth, raffles and so much more. Each guest left with a special Gift of Life magnet photo frame.

Thank you to the sponsors, families, attendees, caregivers and volunteers who made the 2023 Gift of Life a success.

Gift of Life proceeds will support programs and services geared toward women and children at Fairview Hospital.

Question? Please call 440.360.7370 or email [email protected].

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Learn more about Fairview Hospital Level III NICU

Fairview Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is part of Cleveland Clinic Children's Division of Neonatology.

The Level III designation by the Ohio Department of Health certifies that our NICU offers the highest degree of quality care for at-risk newborns.

Our modern and comfortable 26-bed NICU features advanced equipment for monitoring sick and premature newborns, providing the full range of neonatal treatment. Skilled neonatologists direct the Fairview NICU, with the assistance of a staff of experienced pediatric professionals. 

Our nursing team provides expert and compassionate care from delivery through discharge, providing parents with in-depth education on infant care, feeding, health concerns and home care needs. Nurses follow up after discharge on the phone or in person to make sure that everything is going well. In addition, we have social workers that are well versed in meeting the special needs of families with an infant in the unit.

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