The state’s only Level IV academic tertiary newborn/neonatal facility devoted to the health and well-being of newborns can be found at Wiser Hospital for Women & Infants. The newborn medicine program provides comprehensive care for babies delivered at Wiser as well as for those transferred from other hospitals in Mississippi and neighboring states. (Infants that have been sent home from a hospital are treated at Batson Children’s Hospital.)
The self-contained newborn nursery and neonatal intensive care unit features around-the-clock specially trained physicians. In addition, all subspecialties, including neonatologiy, pediatric neurology, infectious disease, gastroenterology, surgery, genetics, endocrinology, cardiology and others are in-house 24 hours a day. The specially trained staff includes neonatal nurse practitioners, nurse educators, discharge planning nurses and social workers.
Major surgeries, even those requiring ECMO, can be done in-house. In other words, our small patients stay within Wiser Hospital to receive the specialized care they need.
As part of the state’s only academic medical center, our newborn facilities offer state-of-the-art equipment and advanced treatments based on the latest research. A neonatal laboratory and a specialized pharmacy also are maintained on the self-contained unit.
Newborn transport services
Ambulance and helicopter transports equipped with special incubators and equipment are available to bring babies in need of medical attention to our facilities. The transport team includes neonatal nurse practitioners and nurse clinicians available 24 hours a day. >>> more