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NICU High TeaImpact Report | NICU High Tea

Your gift provides comfort and care to premature infants and their loving families

Because of you and your generous support of HonorHealth Foundation’s NICU High Tea, Scottsdale Shea Medical Center can provide the vital programs and services that our most fragile or critically ill newborns need. Families value this specialized care close to home.

This neonatal ICU is the only unit in the Northeast Valley with the state’s highest possible Level III B designation.

Your gift to the HonorHealth NICU provides 24-hour in-hospital coverage for newborns of any gestational age who require advanced care.

And for that, we thank you!

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2023 NICU High Tea

The 6th Annual NICU High Tea is Thursday, September 28, 2023, at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia.

Learn more about this year's event and reserve your seat today!


Matthew Abrams, MD“Being in the NICU is a very stressful experience for the parents of these babies, regardless of how premature or sick the baby is.

Our team of Neonatologists, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Physical therapy, Speech therapy and Respiratory teams all work together to create a cohesive team that supports the babies and families during their stay.

Your generosity allows us to take great care of the patient and distinguish our unit at the forefront of neonatal medicine.”

— MATTHEW ABRAMS, MD, Neonatologist



NICU High TeaOne act, exponential impact!

Over the past five years, HonorHealth Foundation’s annual Neonatal Intensive Care High Tea, established by NICU mom Stacy Lovell, has raised nearly $1 million for the tiniest patients we serve. The last two years alone, your generosity has provided:

  • KwickScreens. Newborn babies have vulnerable immune systems, so extra infection control measures are needed to ensure their safety. KwickScreens help reduce virus transmission and are easy to clean. They can also be used to demarcate isolated areas.
  • Much needed renovations. Because of you, the 3rd floor NICU now boasts new floors, paint, chairs, privacy screens and lighting to create a peaceful environment that promotes healing.
  • 36 new recliner chairs for parents to relax as they bond with their new baby.
  • Four cardiopulmonary monitors to record a baby’s heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure, the amount of oxygen in the blood and other vital signs.
  • And so much more!

Your philanthropy makes a difference when and where it’s needed most

Every patient and family’s experience with HonorHealth is enhanced because of philanthropy. Here are a few ways donors, like you, help give families a better start in the NICU:

  • Expert care is provided to infants from 23 weeks to full term. Some preemies weigh as little as 12 oz., requiring the highest level of care.
  • Many of the NICU nurses have earned RNC-NICU certification, meeting strict experience and testing requirements that establish them as expert high-risk neonatal caregivers.
  • Certification awarded by the Arizona Perinatal Trust means the NICU can provide the most advanced care to newborns, even the most premature babies.
  • The NICU allows the community’s most critically ill newborns and mothers-to-be with high-risk pregnancies to receive high-quality care close to home. The NICU’s family-friendly policies allow parents and families to remain close to their newborns.

Download the NICU High Tea Impact Report (PDF format)