Care of Newborn Babies with Illnesses
Physicians specializing in neonatology - care of sick newborns - are joined by neonatal nurse practitioners, speech, physical and respiratory therapists, specially trained nurses, dietitians, pediatric pharmacists, social workers, and pediatric specialists who work as a team to provide the best care possible for our babies and their families. Located inside of the Niswonger's Children's Hospital, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) treats more than 400 babies a year. The NICU is a component of the only state-designated perinatal center within a 100-mile radius.
- Air/ground transport
- Pediatric subspecialties
- Pediatric surgery
- 24-hour perinatology/neonatology availability
- Genetic ultrasound
- Multi-disciplinary follow-up clinic
High-Risk Follow-up Clinic
This interdisciplinary clinic is located in the ETSU Health Pediatrics Clinic. Infants are referred to this clinic from neonatal intensive care nurseries across the region. The interdisciplinary team includes neonatologists, pediatricians, nursing, nutrition, child development, audiology, and speech language pathology.
Infants seen in the ETSU Health High-Risk Clinic have previously stayed in the NICU longer than five days. Infants seen in the clinic are monitored until 2 years old.
Hear from the Medical Director
Why ETSU Health?
ETSU Health fulfills the mission of the Quillen College of Medicine to serve the under-served by bringing specialists to meet the health needs of the people of the Appalachian Highlands. Our neonatologists allow families to receive critical care for ill or premature newborns where they need it most — close to home.
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