Nothing matters more than your baby’s healthy arrival. That’s why Crestwood’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides care for premature infants and so many mothers trust us with their babies. Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), with a low transfer rate of only 1.1% in 2015, serves critically ill, premature and low-birth weight babies, treating them with specialized care and attention from our staff of neonatal care specialists.
We also value the benefits that having family and friends present during times of crisis can bring and believe that loved ones are essential members of our NICU team. Crestwood offers a “Rest Easy” program which allows parents to stay in the hospital after discharge so they can be as close as possible to their infant in the NICU.
Crestwood Medical Center’s NICU features infant warmers and temperature-controlled isolettes equipped with vital-sign monitoring equipment. Our NICU also offers high flow Vapotherm, nasal cannula and oxyhood therapies should your baby require oxygen support. Our dedicated team of specialists and Neonatal nurses with over 270 years of combined experience support you and encourage you to play an active role in the care of your baby.
Pregnancy, labor and after birth conditions treated at Crestwood’s NICU include:
Neonatal Care Team
Mahmood Alasmi, M.D., MS, FAAP
Gretchen Wheeler, CRNP
“I can’t say enough about the NICU nurses at Crestwood. Our daughter was born at 34 weeks and was in the hospital for the first 13 days of her life, and boy was she spoiled rotten from the start, even down to a little purple bow in her hair. The NICU nurses gave us so much care and compassion and even hugs when needed. The nurses educated us on so many things that no book could ever teach you. If you choose to have your baby at Crestwood and it happens to be admitted to the NICU , your baby will receive the best care possible.”
- Michelle Shaw, mother of NICU baby
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For more information, please contact:
Crestwood Maternity Center
Crestwood Medical Center
One Hospital Drive
Huntsville, AL 35801