Providence Children’s Hospital recognized as Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Providence Children's Hospital has once again been designated as a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) by The State of Texas, offering the highest level of care for critically ill infants or infants needing additional care.

The Level IV NICU designation is the most advanced and highest recognition a hospital can receive and demonstrates they are equipped and specialized to treat the sickest of babies and babies born prematurely. A multidisciplinary team of specialized doctors, nurses, and healthcare providers offers integrated and comprehensive plans aimed at providing the best possible outcomes for neonates.

“Level IV NICUs help ensure that our youngest and most fragile of patients receive the highest level of care and have the best possible outcomes,” said Gregory Welch, M.D., Neonatologist and Medical Director of the NICU. “Every day we see these tiny babies come to us at their most vulnerable time and we help them grow and improve and go home with their families. It’s crucial for women, especially those experiencing a high-risk pregnancy, to be educated on the level of care our team provides.”

Providence Children’s Hospital is currently building a new state-of-the-art Level IV NICU that is scheduled to open in November of 2023. The latest project will construct a brand new NICU, with private suites and advanced technology, to care for the most complex neonatal conditions and sickest of babies in need of advanced care.

“We are incredibly proud of our entire team for once again receiving this achievement and demonstrating that we in fact provide the highest level of care for the most complex of newborns,” said Rob J. Anderson, Chief Executive Officer for Providence Children’s Hospital. “We look forward to opening our brand new NICU later this year and helping families welcome their new little babies into the world.”