Services & Departments
NICU & Neonatal Care
Named a Center of Excellence by the United Resource Network, our neonatal critical care services at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center include a 38-bed Level II Neonatal Special Care Unit and a 80-bed Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
While we use high-tech therapies and advanced equipment, we never lose sight of the value of human touch to the infants in our care.
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At Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, we provide intermediate care for infants who require continuous observation.
In our Level II Neonatal Special Care Unit, we provide intermediate care for infants who require continuous monitoring and observational support. Level II care may be directed by a pediatrician, family practice physician or neonatologist.
Nursery staff includes multi-specialty trained nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, case managers and child life specialists. Special features include 38 private rooms for families to share time with their infants.
Our Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides the full range of care for neonates born prematurely or with congenital birth defects, infection, metabolic problems or other medical or surgical needs.
The nursery is equipped to care for premature babies born as early as 23 weeks of gestation and weighing as little as one pound. We provide specialized respiratory care, including high-frequency ventilation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and intensive monitoring.
Our unit is known for the special attention it provides to the entire family. This includes kangaroo care while the infant is in the unit and overnight care by the family in parent rooms, which offer a secure environment prior to discharge. All care provided in our nurseries is directed by a neonatologist. We provide developmentally appropriate stimuli and take steps to minimize stress.