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Saint Alphonsus Hospital Marks 20 Years Serving Neonatal Patients

Premature and critically ill babies need the best care possible. In the Treasure Valley, patients have access to two neonatal intensive care units: Saint Alphonsus has two NICUs, one in Boise and the other in Nampa. The hospital is celebrating 20 years with these units.

Idaho Matters talks with NICU Medical Director Dr. Stewart Lawrence, registered nurse Pam Johnson, and Melanie Gockner who's 6-year-old was treated in the NICU.

Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.