Ways You Can Help Support the NICU at Cottage

Cottage Health - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - 2017 Reunion

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Cottage Children’s Medical Center has helped more than 9,000 of the tiniest and most vulnerable newborns on the Central Coast. Donations from the community are vital in supporting our mission to provide the highest level of care for NICU babies.

There are two funds designated specifically for gifts to the NICU:

  • The NICU Program Fund; and
  • The Vivian Beutel NICU Family Assistance Fund (Vivi’s Fund).

Gifts to the NICU Program Fund help support the overall NICU program.

Gifts to Vivi’s Fund help families who are experiencing a short-term financial crisis due to the hospitalization of their newborn child. Vivi’s Fund is named in memory of Vivian Beutel, a beloved NICU nurse who headed the annual NICU Reunion for many years before she passed away.