At the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), our 104-bed NICU is equipped and staffed to deliver a full range of medical care services. From at-risk infants to critically ill neonates throughout the state, the NICU at Arkansas Children's has been the preferred choice in intensive care for parents, expectant mothers, and infants throughout Arkansas.
Though most parents and their precious young ones do not need around-the-clock consultation services, most patients and their families are extremely comforted by the fact that we are here at any time.
Comprehensive neonatal clinical services are available and include:
We are here not only to care for your precious baby but also for you and your entire family. Our goal is for you to participate in your baby's care during the entire hospital stay so that you feel comfortable when it is time for you and your family to take your baby home. We also have a special place for you to rest in the NICU Family House.
In the Family House you will find:
Neonatologists are actively engaged in several areas of research including the following:
Arkansas Children’s Hospital has the only Arkansas Department of Health-designated Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the state. Arkansas Children’s Hospital has created the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Nursery Alliance to support hospitals around the state so that their patients and families can receive care closer to home.
Our NICU has received a Gold-Level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), distinguishing the unit’s exceptional patient care and healthy work environments.
Medical Center of South Arkansas (MCSA) announced today that it is joining the Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) Nursery Alliance in a move that will directly coordinate care between neonatologists at ACH’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and physicians at MCSA in El Dorado.
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