Specialty Care for Premature Babies
Texoma Medical Center opened the Texoma region's first and only neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in May 2018. Our State Designated Level III NICU has 12 private rooms, neonatologists, in-house neonatal nurse practitioners 24 hours a day, specially trained staff, including dedicated lactation consultant and case manager, delivering a higher level of care for newborns.
The private rooms allow mothers to breastfeed, practice skin-to-skin bonding and be more intimately involved in their baby’s care. These individual rooms also allow parents to stay overnight with their newborn and give trained NICU staff more access and interaction with the family and baby. For babies that might need supplemental feedings, parents have a choice of using formula or donor milk. More information about our Donor Milk Program is available on the Maternity Services page.
Our NICU is equipped with advanced medical technology to treat a wide range of conditions, including babies born a few weeks prematurely, unstable babies and those born with low birth weights. Our NICU treats babies of all gestational ages and is designed to provide care for babies with variety of respiratory and infectious conditions. Your baby's care team will coordinate any necessary consultations with other specialists, including ophthalmologists, surgeons and pulmonologists.
For more information, contact:
Carla Rider, DNP, MBA, BS, RNC-LRN
Director, TMC Women's and Children's Services