For the third year in a row, Cheryl Harrow, CRNP, a family nurse practitioner in the full-term nursery at Johns Hopkins Bayview, has teamed up with Ravens Nest #6—O’Hara’s Irish Pub—to sponsor a fund-raiser for the Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). This year alone, the effort raised more than $6,000, which was used to purchase new stethoscopes and other equipment, as well as provide funds for a laptop computer dedicated to parent education.
“Working in the NICU was my first job at the hospital,” says Cheryl, a 29-year veteran of Johns Hopkins Bayview. “I know first hand that the staff are devoted, knowledgeable and willing to do anything and everything to care for the babies, as well as provide compassionate support and education to parents. I suggested that the money from the Raven’s Nest #6 annual summer benefit be given to the NICU because I feel it is one way I can make small difference in people’s lives. It’s also rewarding to be able to see where the money is going and how it is used to benefit others.”