Joanna E.

I had a tough pregnancy, and when my baby came waaaay early at 24 weeks gestation, Dr. Hammond came down to Memorial Central (not where she delivers) after her long days at work to visit me . . . 3 different times, even after caring for other new moms. She didn't have to do that, but she did out of kindness. When she told me about her NICU background, it all made sense. She had seen first-hand, for many years, what parents go through when their baby comes so early. Dr. Hammond offered true compassion, encouragement, help and hope. . . . AND she knows how to help me next time I'm pregnant, to keep the baby inside longer. By the way, our 24-week micro-preemie is doing great now! I'm thankful for Dr. Hammond's help through the crazy early days of our daughter's life.