When the Holston Valley Medical Center neonatal intensive care unit opened 30 years ago, it was one of the first NICUs in Tennessee.
Of the 2,300 babies are born each year at Wellmont hospitals, more than 250 are admitted to the NICU.
In late 2016, Holston Valley opened an expanded neonatal intensive care unit.
This new NICU features:
A specially certified NICU medical team also provides important services to ensure the safety and well-being of your baby, including:
It isn't uncommon for the unit to have babies weighing less than a pound. Some of them are as young as 24 weeks gestation.
In general, any newborn needing lifesaving care will be transferred to the NICU.
If you have questions, please call Wellmont Nurse Connection at 1-877-230-NURSE (6877).
Wellmont offers childbirth, baby care, breastfeeding and new sibling classes in the Tri-Cities.
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