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Richard Rivas, M.D. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Children 3In our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) our medical staff cares for infants at any gestational age.

Our medical staff neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners lead a specialized team of nurses, respiratory therapists, occupational therapist, physical therapists, lactation consultants, pharmacists and social workers who work together to care for your baby.

Our NICU staff will provide specialized treatment in a patient- and family-centered care environment with an open visitation policy to encourage and support your involvement in the care of your baby.

 

The Preemie Place

The Preemie Place, located at 920 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 460, is a multidisciplinary clinic for babies and toddlers, birth to three years of age who were born premature, sick at birth, or have developmental, feeding, or language needs.

Children’s Memorial Hermann at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center has come together with Pediatrix/Mednax Medical Group and TIRR Memorial Hermann— The Woodlands to provide access to specialty services, such as neonatal and pediatric therapy, to help guide your family on this journey. Our neonatal and pediatric therapy team (including physical, occupational and speech) have advanced training in the care of premature infants, newborns, and toddlers. The Preemie Place phone number is (832) 616-4360.

Pediatric Surgery

The Pediatric Surgery Telemedicine Program at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands, in collaboration with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School in the Texas Medical Center, provides around-the-clock access to real-time pediatric surgical consultations for infants, children and adolescents in The Woodlands and surrounding communities.

While most infant surgeries can be performed at our facility, in the event that your baby must be transferred, Memorial Hermann Life Flight®, with a dedicated Neonatal Transport Team, 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.

About Richard Rivas, M.D.

Our NICU was rededicated as the Richard Rivas, M.D. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit after the unexpected passing of Dr. Rivas in late 2013 after a cycling accident. Dr. Rivas was a long-time neonatologist at our NICU and lead the unit to the tremendous growth and reputation that it has today. David Weisoly, D.O. is the NICU Medical Director at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center.

NICU Reunion 2018

Contact us

If you need a referral to a pediatrician or any of the services available at Children’s Memorial Hermann at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands, call (713)897-5959.