Regional Neonatal Intensive Care (RNICU)
Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children has north Alabama's only Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU). It is a newly constructed, state-of-the-art facility designed to address the needs of critically ill babies, premature newborns or infants requiring close observation. Offering the technology and capability to care for infants with all types of critical illnesses.
Our RNICU has been designated as the Region 1 Referral Center for seriously ill newborns.
As a Level III (highest designation) regional referral center, we provide intensive care for infants. We have the highest level of equipment and professionals on staff. For critical newborns in outlying areas, we offer round-the-clock transport services to our Unit. This means that infants from across north Alabama are transported to Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children to receive critical, lifesaving medical care.
4 Board Certified Physicians in Neonatal Critical Care
- Dr. Meyer Dworsky
- Dr. Thomas Davison
- Dr. Zuzana Novak
- Dr. Lee Morris
- NRP certified
- Certified Lactation specialist
Our Neonatal Nurses provide education and support for the parents who have babies in the RNICU. The RNICU staff also prepares families for life at home, with the necessary training in infant care, CPR and appropriate follow-up.
What we have to offer
- North Alabama's only Level III Newborn Intensive Care
- 43 beds (intensive & progressive care)
- Designated by the state as the Region I Referral Center for RNICU care
- Neonatal transport team
- Developmental approach to care
- Open visitation - including grandparents & siblings
- Parent Overnight Room
Every effort is made to keep a family-centered approach to the baby's care. This includes open visitation by family members, including siblings, and encouraging parents to take an active role in the care of their baby throughout their stay.
Newer modalities of care such as high frequency oscillatory ventilation and inhaled nitric oxide are available.