URMC / Golisano Children's Hospital / Giving / Strong Kids News / August 2017 August 2017 Resident Rock Star: Facing Rare Diagnosis, Jack Scaramuzzino Fights Through Adversity to Thrive Jack Scaramuzzino was born with hypoplastic right heart syndrome, one of the rarest cardiac defects seen in newborns. He underwent his first open heart surgery when he was just five days old, and faced a long and difficult road to recovery. For months, he and his family called the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit home. PICU Nurses Build Relationships in Families’ Toughest Times In virtually every part of the children's hospital, nurses are the engines that keep clinical operations running. And in a care setting as sensitive as the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, their importance cannot be overstated.