Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli

Thank You All so much for the support you have shown....we are rapidly gaining more signatures! Please forward the petition to all you know, and thanks again! The babies and families thank you too!

Ben Shteg
Ben Shteg
  • Christine Picarelli

Love from Israel <3

John Alarcon
John Alarcon

praying for the best.............+.

Annita Seckinger
Annita Seckinger

Sounds like it is all about money. This is not the first time human lives come last in our system. I hope you get the signatures you need, and a new Governor.

Wendi Cantrell
Wendi Cantrell

I am a mother of 3 premature babies my son passed my last girl was in for 2 weeks and due to the fact if that baby drops one ounce one bad feeding and they have to start over on a 2 week process of progress one mistake puts them and family back again. The family being with them and having the bond can make that difference of that child not failing one day or at least the hope we all have for our child or anyone else's. Nurses do great with attention but parents love helps at 2 days 2 years...

I am a mother of 3 premature babies my son passed my last girl was in for 2 weeks and due to the fact if that baby drops one ounce one bad feeding and they have to start over on a 2 week process of progress one mistake puts them and family back again. The family being with them and having the bond can make that difference of that child not failing one day or at least the hope we all have for our child or anyone else's. Nurses do great with attention but parents love helps at 2 days 2 years or 32 years. God bless the parents walking thru life steps I have!

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli

Over 1000 signatures and still going strong...THANK YOU ALL for your amazing support!

Jamie Douglass
Jamie Douglass

My Precious little girl was 10 weeks early and stayed at Willow Creek. I was so grateful for her being able to stay close, so I was able to see her every day of her seven week stay in the NICU. The nurses and staff there were amazing and very helpful in letting me be a part in her care. It is very important for the all these babies to have their family. Please sign the petition so other babies and families have the same opportunity.

Jan Lovell
Jan Lovell

Governor Beebe, my question to you is this: WHY do you think this is a good move? The level of care the affected hospitals give is as good as UAMS and ACH. Sometimes there are cases when it is best to ship a baby to them, but not for every baby. Just shipping them is an added risk. Where does UAMS and ACH propose to put these babies?
These facilities stay at near capacity now. Add this new work load, and where do you put them for the 3 months, which is minimum time for most, they will be...

Governor Beebe, my question to you is this: WHY do you think this is a good move? The level of care the affected hospitals give is as good as UAMS and ACH. Sometimes there are cases when it is best to ship a baby to them, but not for every baby. Just shipping them is an added risk. Where does UAMS and ACH propose to put these babies?
These facilities stay at near capacity now. Add this new work load, and where do you put them for the 3 months, which is minimum time for most, they will be there? Where will the extra trained nurses come from to give the care they need?
It is not just the hospital I work at that is hurt by this, but the many families across the state that will be affected. How can you do this to families and babies? As has already been stated, our doctors were ignored by you and the "powers that be."

Sheryl Kaye New
Sheryl Kaye New

Parents have to bond with their babies in the NICU because there is no other choice! Twenty one years ago I gave birth to my Natalie Kaye, weighing 1 lb 3 oz ~ we were with her everyday & she stayed in the unit for almost the first year of her life! Then fourteen years ago I gave birth to my Kerianne Nicole, weighing 2 lbs 8 oz ~ she only spent six weeks in the unit but that is where we bonded on a daily basis! Natalie went to Heaven in 1998 and her little sister was born in 1998 and an...

Parents have to bond with their babies in the NICU because there is no other choice! Twenty one years ago I gave birth to my Natalie Kaye, weighing 1 lb 3 oz ~ we were with her everyday & she stayed in the unit for almost the first year of her life! Then fourteen years ago I gave birth to my Kerianne Nicole, weighing 2 lbs 8 oz ~ she only spent six weeks in the unit but that is where we bonded on a daily basis! Natalie went to Heaven in 1998 and her little sister was born in 1998 and an excellent student at Lisa Academy ~ all children are Miracles <3 <3.

Courtney Tucker James
Courtney Tucker James

As a mother baby nurse in a hospital that will be affected by this decision, I feel that this is a huge mistake. Our nurses are stellar nurses who have worked with these premie babies for decades! They are passionate about what they do and the care they provide.

Lisa Holzhauer Hicks
Lisa Holzhauer Hicks

Thank you for creating this petition. This affects several other NICU's in the state also. I would like for you to know this is supported by UAMS, ACH, ADH, and the governor. Baptist Med Center (and this is not where I work), did not have any say in these guidelines. The neo's there and at SVI were invited to attend meetings, which they did, but their voices were heard and ignored by the powers that be,, and the ultimate decision was made by our governor after listening to other's untruths....

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