Floyd Medical Center’s Rock-a-Thon

Paul Whittle and his 11-month old daughter, Ryleigh, at Floyd Medical Center's Rock-a-Thon. The even raised raised $10,000 toward buying a camera system for the hospital's NICU patients. This small camera system will be placed at beds in the NICU, allowing parents, family and friends to view their infants in real-time through a secure, online portal. Even Ryan Earnest, Chairman of the Board of Floyd Healthcare Foundation, showed up to rock Thursday for what he called “Floyd’s tiniest patients.” Lauren Adams, director of the foundation, recounted incidents of tearful mothers waking up at 2 a.m. at home wishing they could see their tiny infant at the hospital. The cameras will make that possible. Parents will be given a password and will only be able to view their child. The entire NICU is in the middle of an extensive upgrade that will provide more space and privacy for its tiny patients and family members.