Henderson Hospital opens new neonatal unit

Henderson Hospital, which opened in late 2016, has added an eight-bed, Level II neonatal intensive care unit to serve newborns that may be born prematurely and/or may have needs and conditions that require additional, specialized medical care.

The Level II NICU, which can care for babies born at 32 weeks gestational age and above who require advanced medical care for conditions related to prematurity or a variety of other circumstances, is staffed with full-time neonatologists, neonatologist nurse practitioners, NICU-trained nurses, respiratory therapists and lactation consultants, along with adjunct medical specialists capable of dealing with neonatal patients.

The NICU increases the Henderson Hospital bed count to 138. In addition, an outpatient Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center will begin accepting patients this summer. Later this year, the ER at Green Valley Ranch will open at the corner of St. Rose Parkway and Coronado Center, and the third floor will add another 28 private rooms for medical surgical patients.

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