About Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Our neonatal critical care services at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, located in the Texas Medical Center, include a 118 bed Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the highest level of care available for premature and critically-ill newborns, as designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Through our affiliation with the physicians at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital provides premature or critically ill patients with a full range of pediatric medical and surgical sub-specialists with 24/7 access to neonatologists. Through Memorial Hermann Life Flight®, our Level IV NICU has the ability to treat critically-ill neonatal patients transferred to our Level IV NICU, one of the biggest in Texas, from community hospitals across Greater Houston. 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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NICU Team & Clinical Research
Our team based approach focuses on meeting the unique needs for preemie babies and providing specialized and personalized around the clock care to every patient.
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Physicians are actively pursuing and participating in the research and development aiming to improve treatment for our babies.
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Kangaroo care – also known as skin-to-skin contact -- is a technique in which a baby is placed in direct contact with a parent’s bare chest where he or she can cuddle, be rocked and hear the comforting sounds of the parent’s voice and heartbeat. Premature babies and full term newborns greatly benefit from kangaroo care because it gives the baby an immediate sense of safety, security and warmth, which encourages bonding.
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Research shows that breastfeeding benefits both babies and their moms. It reduces your child’s risk for developing many types of infections and helps you recover from the stress of pregnancy, labor and delivery. Our in-house lactation consultants are available to offer advice and instruction before delivery and during your hospital stay.
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Patient Reunion Videos
When Iris finally got her wish, an ultrasound revealed not one, but two heartbeats. Twins. Identical twins, in fact. Iris and her husband were elated. But the ultrasound indicated a potential problem, and her doctor referred her to The Fetal Center at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.
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Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital
6411 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: (713) 704-5437
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