Studies show private neonatal intensive care unit rooms can be too quiet, with premature babies not getting enough sound and stimulation, so Virginia Hospital Center uses trained volunteers to read popular children’s books to its tiniest patients when their parents can’t be there. Lauri Willner said it’s her dream job, even though she doesn’t get paid to do it....
The Book Buddies program is designed to help premature babies develop. Doreen Gentzler reports.
Virginia Hospital Center