About Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Our neonatal critical care services at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, located in the Texas Medical Center, include a 118 bed Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the highest level of care available for premature and critically-ill newborns, as designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Through our affiliation with the physicians at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital provides premature or critically ill patients with a full range of pediatric medical and surgical sub-specialists with 24/7 access to neonatologists. Through Memorial Hermann Life Flight®, our Level IV NICU has the ability to treat critically-ill neonatal patients transferred to our Level IV NICU, one of the biggest in Texas, from community hospitals across Greater Houston. While we use high-tech therapies and advanced equipment, we never lose sight of the value of human touch to the infants in our care.

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Meet the NICU Team

Our team based approach focuses on meeting the unique needs for preemie babies and providing specialized and personalized around the clock care to every patient.

Kangaroo Care

Kangaroo care is a technique in which a baby is placed in direct contact with a parent’s bare chest where he or she can be rocked and hear the comforting sounds of the parent’s voice and heartbeat.

What to Expect

Because most preemie and neonatal patients require special attention, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital ensures you are prepared for you and your child's stay here.

Patient Stories

  • Elizabeth Andrew

    Lizzy’s NICU Stay: The Bright Spot in a Dark Cloud

    December 7, 2017

    Meghann had planned a natural home birth for her first child, Elizabeth Caroline (“Lizzy”). When she started having abdominal pains at 23 weeks, her midwife ordered lab tests that came back normal. A week before Lizzy was born on January 18, 2013, severe abdominal pain sent Meghann to...

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  • Figueroa Sisters

    Iris’ Story: MoMo Twins Survive Rollercoaster Start

    November 27, 2017

    When Iris finally got her wish, an ultrasound revealed not one, but two heartbeats. Twins. Identical twins, in fact. Iris and her husband were elated. But the ultrasound indicated a potential problem, and her doctor referred her to The Fetal Center at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.&n...

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  • Jayda Hector

    Laryngotracheal Reconstruction: A Long-Awaited Resolution for Jayda Hector

    February 15, 2017

    Pediatric otorhinolaryngologist, Sancak Yuksel, M.D., at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital has provided care for Jayda Hector since shortly after she was born in October 2010 at just 26 weeks’ gestation. After 12 trips to the OR at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, the si...

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