Whether we travel 7,000 miles, like Northside Nurse Katrina Denson recently did, or go right around the corner, everyone in the Northside Family loves to come together and help others. That’s why we are always so excited to host or be part of events that celebrate healing, inspiration and hope.
One of the most moving and memorable of these happened on Oct. 1, when our 2017 Atlanta Walk to Remember brought together parents and families to remember infants they‘ve lost and raise awareness of perinatal care.
Northside Hospital’s H.E.A.R.T.strings Perinatal Bereavement team provides professional help to guide parents and families on the journey toward healing. It was heartening to see more than 400 people turn out for the walk event at our Alpharetta Medical Campus.
Although almost everyone who attended had suffered a difficult loss, there was a feeling of gratitude for the help they had gotten and also a strong sense of hope for the future. It was a heartening and uplifting moment for all of us!
We also loved seeing the healthy and happy group who came out for the recent reunion we held for our bariatric patients on Aug. 19 at the Grand Hyatt-Atlanta. The treatment of obesity can be difficult, and requires dedication and focus from our medical teams and their patients.
It was fun to have an evening where everyone could relax and enjoy themselves by celebrating the success of their surgeries and their continued commitment to keeping the weight off. The “Great Gatsby” Roaring 20s theme resulted in some amazing outfits and a party everyone enjoyed.
We also enjoyed seeing the amazing people who attended our Breast Cancer Survivor Breakfast on Oct. 5 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. It was inspiring to see all former patients who we’ve helped fight this disease, and the event was topped off by a $3,500 donation from Forsyth Central Softball.
Reunions such as these are powerful reminders why we do what we do here at Northside.