New babies give great cause for joy and celebration. For Nina and Sanjay Grover, M.D., it was no different. In 2002, they were thrilled when daughter Karina was born at Saddleback Medical Center (SMC). They were also touched by the exceptional care Karina, a preemie, received in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
“The staff was so amazing,” said Nina. “Karina received such nurturing care. Every staff member, from admitting to nurses to doctors, gave us so much personal attention. We are extremely grateful.”
Saddleback has a Level III NICU, meaning neonatologists, specialized nurses, respiratory therapists and equipment for intensive infant care are available around the clock.
Nina and her husband decided to show their appreciation for the care they received by paying it forward — they included SMC in their estate plans, designating the gift to the NICU. Philanthropic gifts have enabled the hospital to purchase equipment like the NicView, which allows moms to see their baby from their smartphones when they can’t be at bedside.
We’re excited that our gift will help continue this level of care for future families to have a great experience at Saddleback like we did.
In 2007, the Grover family returned to SMC for the delivery of their twin boys Dillan and Davin, who were also
preemies cared for in the NICU.
Today the 14-year-olds are looking forward to high school. Big sister Karina is a sophomore at UCLA, planning to study psychobiology and communications, and a member of the dance team — more cause for great joy and celebration for the Grover family.
Learn how you can create a legacy through an estate gift. Call Colleen O’Connor at (949) 452-3964.