Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Premature and seriously ill babies need every advantage possible. That’s what they receive at Willis-Knighton’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Willis-Knighton South & the Center for Women’s Health.

Willis-Knighton’s neonatologists and maternal-fetal medicine specialists work together to provide medical care for more than 500 infants each year.

Many babies born prematurely need advanced medical attention. Some need help with basic life functions like breathing and learning how to eat. Full term infants who have complications such as infections, surgical needs or birth defects are also treated in the NICU. Some of the babies in the NICU are critically ill. Others need specialized care and observation while they grow and develop.

We are equipped to care for any problems that an expectant mother or newborn may encounter.

At Willis-Knighton South & the Center for Women’s Health, you will find: 

  • Level III NICU with private rooms providing comprehensive intensive care for seriously ill neonates. 
  • Three large rooms designed for families with multiple births. 
  • 42-bed unit featuring state-of-the-art technology and an expert staff. 
  • Family-centered focus to promote bonding by offering privacy. 
  • Visitation guidelines allow parents to visit as often as they like with only minor restrictions; grandparent and sibling visitation also encouraged. 
  • Calming environment with individual lighting and reduced noise levels designed to meet developmental goals. 
  • Transfers by ambulance or helicopter by our neonatal transport team available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.