December 2016

After nighttime diaper changes and feedings, and once the last parent has left to return home for rest, Santa’s elves are hard at work behind the doors of the Peggy V. Helmerich Women’s Health Center neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). With the precision of an IV start and scissors in hand, they carefully cut through card stock, dab glue sticks and place shapes of hats, stars and gingerbread men. They are ready for the final touches that make their work one-of-a-kind each and every time, as they pull back blankets to reveal tiny, warm fingers and toes to dip in red and green paint. They... Read More »