High-Risk Newborns - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The Only Level 3B Intensive Care Unit Between Dallas and Austin

For more than 25 years, Scott & White has provided specialized care for sick newborns in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Of the 350 NICUs worldwide, the Children's Hospital at Scott & White ranks among the top in survival of these fragile newborns, some weighing less than one pound.

One key to the higher survival rates at Scott & White is involvement from the other pediatric subspecialties here, including pulmonologists, cardiologists, neurologists, nephrologists, endocrinologists, hematologist/ oncologists, gastroenterologists, infectious disease specialists, ophthalmologists, ENTs, surgeons, plastic surgeons, urologists and radiologists.

Our NICU team consists of six neonatologists, specially-trained neonatal nurse practitioners and transport nurses, neonatal nurses, respiratory therapists and support staff.

We are equipped to care for as many as 56 newborns — care that begins before they are born.

Specialty Care Services

  • High frequency oscillatory ventilation
  • High frequency jet ventilation
  • High frequency ventilation with a flow interrupter
  • Nitric oxide therapy for pulmonary hypertension
  • Olympic Cool-Cap® System for brain cooling
  • An EEG unit for brain monitoring
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (heart-lung by-pass)
  • Surgical services for sick newborns
  • Developmental care for the newborn
  • Three overnight rooms for parents to spend time learning to care for their newborn
  • Isolation unit with negative flow to care for infants with infectious diseases
  • TLC (tender loving care) from our staff for our tiny patients and their families

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