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A pioneer in neonatal care

The Mildred Stahlman Division of Neonatology at Monroe Carell is ranked one of the top programs in the nation for the care of critically ill newborns and premature babies. We admit more than 1,400 babies to our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) each year.

But our support extends beyond your baby to your family. We encourage you to ask questions and take an active part in caring for your baby in our NICU.

Our neonatologists provide services at Monroe Carell, Maury Regional Medical Center, Tennova Healthcare Clarksville and Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

Meet Your Care Team

Kelley R. Allen

Kelley R. AllenAPRN

    Pediatric Neonatology
Shannon L. Alley

Shannon L. AlleyFNP

    Pediatric Neonatology
Miranda K. Barrow

Miranda K. BarrowNP

    Pediatric Neonatology
Shelbi Bertsch

Shelbi BertschAPRN

    Pediatric Neonatology
Alexandria Buck

Alexandria BuckAPRN

    Pediatric Neonatology
Angela M. Byrd

Angela M. ByrdAPRN

    Pediatric Neonatology
Meagan Casey

Meagan CaseyDNP

    Pediatric Neonatology
Tracy L. Clymer

Tracy L. ClymerPA

    Pediatric Neonatology
Carrie Coffman

Carrie CoffmanAPRN

    Pediatric Neonatology
Emily Coffman

Emily CoffmanAPRN

    Pediatric Neonatology
Caelan Elliott

Caelan ElliottDNP

    Pediatric Neonatology
Lauren F. Hensel

Lauren F. HenselNP

    Pediatric Neonatology
Karen Parks

Karen ParksAPRN

    Pediatric Neonatology
Julia N. Peredo

Julia N. PeredoAPRN

    Pediatric Neonatology
Nicole Rovang

Nicole RovangAPRN

    Pediatric Neonatology
Kathryn E. Rush

Kathryn E. RushAPRN

    Pediatric Neonatology
Savannah Shores

Savannah ShoresAPRN

    Pediatric Neonatology
Wendy Todd

Wendy ToddAPRN

    Pediatric Neonatology

Why Choose Neonatal Care at Monroe Carell

  • diploma, award, ribbon, Recognized care, quality
    Recognized care

    U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks our Division of Neonatology among the best in the nation. We have been named one of the top 20 neonatology programs the last four years.

  • rocket, missile, Highly skilled team
    Pioneering intensive care

    Our Level IV NICU, founded in 1961 by Mildred Stahlman M.D., was one of the first hospital programs in the world to care specifically for preterm infants. We are the Regional Perinatal Center for Middle Tennessee. Our highest-possible state and national rating reflects our exceptional capabilities and expertise in treating the most complex problems facing our tiniest patients. We also train neonatologists to work in other NICUs nationwide.

  • stethoscope, Inpatient programs
    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.

  • health, heart, badge, Veterans care, community support
    Community support

    We are involved with the Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care (TIPQC), which seeks to improve health outcomes for mothers and infants in Tennessee.

  • luxury, diamond, Recognized expertise, exclusive
    Expert care

    As part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, we offer access to the newest therapies developed from medical discoveries made right here. Vanderbilt is one of five neonatal clinical research centers in the U.S. awarded Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program (PROP) funding by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to investigate respiratory complications affecting premature infants. The NIH has granted funding for our center to continue tracking PROP participants through age 10.

  • family, parents, child, Patient-centered care, healthcare
    Family-centered care

    Family-centered care means that you, as parents, play an important role in making decisions for your baby’s care. Our private rooms allow parents privacy with their baby and other family.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:


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