Advanced neonatal intensive care unit in Denton County, Texas

The neonatal specialists at Medical City Lewisville in Denton County, Texas, are highly skilled and prepared to provide excellent care for your newborn baby. Our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) uses advanced technology and a collaborative team to make NICU admission and discharge as smooth as possible.

To find out more about the NICU at Medical City Lewisville, call (469) 370-2240.

A NICU is a medical department dedicated to diagnosing and treating conditions in newborn babies. No parent wants to think about a situation where their baby may be admitted into a NICU, but the expert staff at Medical City Lewisville provide high-quality neonatal intensive care services so parents can go home with their happy and healthy baby.

Level III NICU in Lewisville, Texas

Medical City Lewisville is the first and only hospital in Denton County to receive an official NICU designation from the Texas Department of State Health Services. This means our facility provides the highest level of neonatal care available in Lewisville and southern Denton County for critically ill newborns of all gestational ages.

Our Level III NICU serves the most critically ill and premature infants who require specialized, focused care. The unit is equipped with state-of-the-art, intensive care nursery technology and is staffed by a collaborative and compassionate team of medical professionals.

What to expect in our NICU

We provide soft lighting and minimize noise in our NICU to create an environment that promotes rest and healing. The neonatal team works with parents to provide as much comfort and privacy as possible during this critical time in their child’s life.

We believe in keeping moms and babies together, and strongly encourage parents to bond with their newborn in the NICU through touch, if possible, and by reading aloud.

Skilled neonatal doctors, surgeons and nurses

The experienced neonatal team includes a variety of specialists to provide collaborative, expert care for our littlest patients:

  • Neonatologists
  • Neonatal nurses
  • Physical therapists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Speech pathologists
  • Lactation consultants

Neonatal ICU services

  • Neonatal specialists on-call 24/7
  • Experienced neonatal nurses with advanced certifications
  • State-of-the-art neonatal nursery technology
  • Secure, encrypted live-streaming web cameras so families can see their babies when they’re away from the hospital
  • A family-centered atmosphere
  • Breast pumps available for breastfeeding mothers, a private and fully equipped breast-pumping room and lactation nurse support when available
  • Connection to Medical City Children’s Hospital network of specialists

Medical City Lewisville is also a regional transfer center, which means several area hospitals have transferred numerous moms and newborns to our NICU for advanced treatment.

The specialists at Medical City Lewisville also provide neonatology services and consultation support to rural hospitals across North Texas through the hospital’s TeleNICU program.

TeleNICU services

Neonatologists at Medical City Lewisville are able to provide highly specialized consultative care for infants in other hospitals in the North Texas region that have partnered with Medical City Healthcare. This service, called TeleNICU, is done through video conferencing capabilities. Physicians at our hospital are able to virtually examine infant patients to determine whether a transfer to a hospital with a higher-level NICU is necessary.

TeleNICU helps lessen the cost of care for patients living outside the immediate area of Level III and Level IV NICUs and allows parents to be near their infants without having to pay for lodging and transportation. Additionally, TeleNICU reduces the need for transfers and improves overall patient outcomes.

NICU at Medical City Healthcare

The neonatal intensive care unit works to provide critical care to newborns who are ill or premature. Many factors may lead to a newborn being admitted to the NICU, including low birth weight or complications during delivery. The NICU staff works closely with parents to develop a treatment plan for their newborn.

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