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Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides highly specialized care for babies born prematurely or those who require extra medical attention after birth. Our neonatal team includes board-certified neonatalogists, neonatal nurse practitioners, a highly skilled nursing staff, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, and certified lactation consultants, all of whom provide these special babies with the highest level of care.

The neonatal unit, which is located on the third floor of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, is a Level III 34-bed unit. Last year, we cared for more than 650 babies in the unit.

Neonatal Transport

Ayers Children’s Medical Center also provides a mobile neonatal unit to transport critically ill babies to our facility from outlying hospitals. The transport team consists of a neonatalogist, neonatal nurse practioner, a neonatal nurse, and a respiratory therapist. Members of the team arrive at the area hospital by ambulance. Once the baby is stabilized, the team transports the baby to our Level III neonatal unit for continued care.

West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, Limited English Proficiency or sex, including discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation, sex stereotyping or pregnancy in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by WTH directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which WTH arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

For further information about this policy, contact Amy Garner (731) 541-9914.