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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The pioneering Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Monroe Carell provides the highly specialized, family-centered care your baby needs. Our first priority is taking care of your baby and family. Babies need the love and comfort of their families, so we want you to be with your baby whenever you can.

Meet Your Care Team

William F. Walsh

William F. WalshMD

    Congenital Abnormalities Presenting in the Newborn Period, Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy, Neonatology, Newborn Medicine, Pediatric Neonatology, Prematurity
Mhd W. Alrifai

Mhd W. AlrifaiMD

    Pediatric Neonatology
John T. Benjamin

John T. BenjaminMD

    Pediatric Neonatology
Kaley A. Banyai

Kaley A. BanyaiAPRN

    Pediatric Neonatology
Alexandria Buck

Alexandria BuckAPRN

    Pediatric Neonatology
Miranda B. Cino

Miranda B. CinoAPRN

    Pediatric Neonatology
Lauren F. Hensel

Lauren F. HenselNP

    Pediatric Neonatology
Macy A. Musser

Macy A. MusserAPRN

    Pediatric Neonatology
Julia N. Peredo

Julia N. PeredoAPRN

    Pediatric Neonatology
Nicole Rovang

Nicole RovangAPRN

    Pediatric Neonatology
Kathryn E. Rush

Kathryn E. RushAPRN

    Pediatric Neonatology
Wendy Todd

Wendy ToddAPRN

    Pediatric Neonatology

Why You Can Trust the NICU at Children's Hospital

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    Expert care

    Joining you as parents, your baby’s medical team will include many specialists, depending on your baby's needs. These experts include pediatric surgeons, neonatology doctors and nurses, pediatric radiologists, respiratory therapists, pediatric pharmacists, nutritionists, lactation specialists, social workers, child life specialists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists.

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    Groundbreaking program

    Founded in 1961 by Mildred Stahlman, M.D., the Vanderbilt NICU was one of the first specialized hospital programs in the world exclusively for the care of preterm infants.

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    Dedicated NICU beds

    Our pediatric medical and surgical specialists are available 24 hours a day to respond to the most complex medical conditions. One third of our hospital's beds are dedicated to the NICU, meaning we will have the capacity and resources to treat your child when needed.

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    Supportive staff

    Our NICU staff holds weekly meetings to support Family Voices of Tennessee, a program of the Tennessee Disability Coalition that provides emotional and educational support to the families of children with special medical needs.

Meet NICU Nurse Martha Lott

Martha Lott is a Vanderbilt University Medical Center NICU nurse. She also was the first baby saved in the Vanderbilt NICU. The NICU at Vanderbilt, one of the first in the U.S., treats the most complex problems facing newborns. Learn her story.