The Special Care Nursery at Nash General Hospital is a nine bed neonatal unit located in the Women’s Center, adjacent to the Labor -Delivery and Mother-baby units. The Nash Special Care nursery is a Duke Medicine affiliate, staffed with a highly skilled neonatal team consisting of a board-certified Duke Neonatologist, Duke Neonatal Nurse-Practitioners, Community Pediatricians and Nash Neonatal Nurses. This team is specialized at resuscitating and stabilizing critically ill babies, as well as managing common problems in newborn babies.
The Nash Special Care Nursery is designed to care for babies who need close medical monitoring or specialized treatments and services. This includes comprehensive care for newborn babies born prematurely from 32 weeks gestation and up, or infants with breathing problems and suspected infections at birth. Recovering extremely premature infants may also be transferred in from another neonatal intensive care unit to be closer to home. With a strong focus on family centered care, the goal of the Nash Special Care Nursery is to involve parents and caregivers in the care of their infant from birth to home.