The babies at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital could make any ugly Christmas sweater look oh-so adorable.
These Christmas-season newborns attended their first ugly sweater party while in the Magee nursery. Staff members bundled them up in handmade sweaters and hats, complete with festive colors, candy cane stripes, and penguin appliques.
Parents spending part of the holiday season at Magee got to take home the sweaters and hats as keepsakes.
Dressing newborns at Christmastime is a tradition at Magee. In the past, our babies rang in the holiday season cuddled up in tiny stockings, gingerbread onesies, and reindeer hats and blankets. This year’s sweater party was courtesy Magee nurse Caitlin Pechin, who hand-crocheted each sweater and cap.
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About UPMC Magee-Womens
Built upon our flagship, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh, and its century-plus history of providing high-quality medical care for people at all stages of life, UPMC Magee-Womens is nationally renowned for its outstanding care for women and their families.
Our Magee-Womens network – from women’s imaging centers and specialty care to outpatient and hospital-based services – provides care throughout Pennsylvania, so the help you need is always close to home. More than 25,000 babies are born at our network hospitals each year, with 10,000 of those babies born at UPMC Magee in Pittsburgh, home to one of the largest NICUs in the country. The Department of Health and Human Services recognizes Magee in Pittsburgh as a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health; U.S. News & World Report ranks Magee nationally in gynecology. The Magee-Womens Research Institute was the first and is the largest research institute in the U.S. devoted exclusively to women’s health and reproductive biology, with locations in Pittsburgh and Erie.