Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Ranked #9 for newborn and premature infant care

Neonatology at Children's Hospital is ranked one of the top programs in the nation for the care of critically ill newborns and premature babies. Our support also extends to the entire family. We encourage parents and families to ask questions and take an active part in caring for their baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

More than 1,400 babies are admitted each year to our NICU. As the Regional Perinatal Center for Middle Tennessee, we provide services that are often unavailable elsewhere in the region.

Dr. William Walsh in the NICU


What sets us apart

The NICU at Vanderbilt, one of the first in the U.S., treats the most complex problems facing newborns.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks the Division of Neonatology as one of the best programs in the nation. Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is ranked eighth in the nation for the best care of premature infants according to Parent's magazine.

Our single patient rooms help communication, bonding, and integration of the family into the care plan for each baby while maintaining privacy.

Regional services

Specialty programs and services

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
The 100-bed NICU is equipped with the latest technology and is staffed by pediatric health care professionals trained to treat the most complex problems newborn babies face.

Neonatal follow-up program
Infants who are very sick at birth or born prematurely are at risk for delays in their early developmental skills and later learning ability. Our Follow-up Program helps parents monitor growth and identify resources to help their baby thrive.

Neonatal transport
Children's Hospital has ground and air neonatal and pediatric transport requiring acute stabilization and critical care during transport to the NICU.

Fetal Center at Vanderbilt
Many families turn to the Fetal Center during pregnancy when their unborn baby has a health problem. The Fetal Center offers a care plan for both mom and baby during the pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postnatal care.

Last Edited: July 3, 2017
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