Hand to Hold and Mead Johnson Nutrition are pleased to award $2,500 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in honor of the service and care given by Dr. Stewart Lawrence of Mountain States Neonatology, an affiliate of Pediatrix Medical Group, and who practices at St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. Dr. Lawrence is a true NICU hero and was nominated by NICU parent Sophie Carney after the birth of her twins. (Read her story.)
Why are you a neonatologist?
I was first attracted to NICU medicine by the crisis aspects of this unique healthcare, the opportunity to improve an infant’s outcome quickly and decisively. Over time, however, I have grown to value and appreciate the daily opportunities to avoid unexpected crises and poor outcomes by continually focusing on every aspect of NICU healthcare, from optimal nutrition to helping critically ill babies rest comfortably between necessary care interventions.