Level III NICU
Which Babies Go to the NICU?
Nationally, one in 10 newborns requires extra care. These babies may have trouble with breathing, eating, infection, blood sugar or body temperature.
But it's not just premature babies who require special care. Even seemingly healthy infants can develop infections, experience breathing problems or exhibit other symptoms that require around-the-clock monitoring. Southeast's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) can comfortably take care of babies born as early as 28 weeks of gestation.
Our medical staff neonatalogists and neonatal nurse practitioners lead a specialized team of nurses, therapists, pharmacists, dietitians and social workers who work together to care for your baby. Our NICU staff provides specialized treatment in a Family Centered Care environment, with an open visitation policy to encourage and support your involvement in the care of your baby.
Southeast staffs its NICU with specially-trained nurses skilled in Level III NICU on each shift. Babies may spend from a couple days to several weeks in the special care nursery.
Level of Care
Most infants 28 weeks and older can be cared for at our facility. In the event that your baby must be transferred, Memorial Hermann Life Flight offers a dedicated Neonatal Transport Team that is readily available. Our affiliation with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital provides for seamless access to the higher level specialty services offered at the university-affiliated hospital.
Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
11800 Astoria Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77089