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TMSG: Nurses Stayed During Hurricane Ida Evacuation To Care For NICU Babies

The nurses at the NICU at Ochsner Health Hospital in New Orleans volunteered when the babies desperately needed them as Hurricane Ida swept through Louisiana.

The new mothers and fathers of the babies in the NICU were forced to evacuate as Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana. So that's when Nurse Paula Jean Simon and her team made the decision to stay behind and make sure all 39 babies in their care were ok during the hurricane.

They placed cameras on all 39 babies so that parents of the newborns could check in on their babes whenever they wanted.

Simon told NBC News, “I am so proud. My team pulls together, doesn’t matter what’s happening, they’re going to make sure the babies are taken care of.”

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