When you feel early labor kicking in, you don’t want to worry about how far you need to go.
Expecting moms and dads in the Smyrna/La Vergne area now have closer care should Baby decide to come into the world early. TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center recently opened a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), making it a family-centered unit that’s designated a Level IIB nursery by the State of Tennessee, providing a higher level of care for premature and critically ill infants. This $3.5 million construction created a new eight-bed, 1,629-square-foot unit that allows the hospital to provide additional services to care for many types of complications that may arise from premature infants. The NICU cares for babies as early as 32 weeks gestation and as smalls as 3.3 pounds.
Other features include a family bonding room, breastfeeding support, new patient monitoring equipment and new neonatal ventilation equipment.
“We are excited to offer this enhanced level of care to our community,” says Mark Sims, CEO of TriStar StoneCrest. “Parents can rest assured that if their infant needs special care, we are well-equipped to provide expert medical attention, while keeping Mother and Baby together in the same facility.”
For more information about the NICU and women’s services provided at the hospital, visit tristarhealth.com and select TriStar StoneCrest or call TriStar MedLine at 342-1919.