THE BRONX - Nurses reunited with families at Montefiore Medical Center Wednesday for the 6th annual NICU celebration.

Children were able to meet those who helped them in the neonatal intensive care unit when they were just born.

"We really become connected with the families, not just the babies," says NICU director Sheri Nemerofsky. "So we get a big joy to see how they're doing and how it's been."

The department was ranked on the top 50 list of best hospitals for neonatal care back in June by U.S. News and World Report.