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We believe that it is important for families to stay together, especially when your baby needs specialized care. At Baptist Health Madisonville’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, our specialists are here to help your newborn can get the care he or she
needs close to home.
Baptist Health’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a state-of-the-art facility located in Madisonville, Kentucky. Designed with the needs of infant patients and their families in mind, this 5,000 square-foot unit has baby stations arranged in an “open pod design” featuring specialized airflow, lighting, and acoustic systems. The pod design provides nurses with the ability to see babies throughout the unit while working in the other pods. Whether it is a critically ill or premature newborn, or those infants requiring close observation, Baptist Health Madisonville’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is equipped to provide care for a wide variety of neonates. This Level II, non-surgical NICU offers varying levels of care, including intensive, intermediate, and continuing care.
The S.T.O.R.K. (Special Transport of Rural Kentucky) program offered by Baptist Health Madisonville operates a fast response ground transport to ensure that premature or medically stressed neonates arrive at our facility promptly. This process also allows our highly skilled team to meet the infant’s critical needs while in route to Baptist Health.
The pod design of our NICU was created with a family focus. This environment allows each family to have a sense of privacy while visiting with their infant. The unit also offers a private viewing area for families to keep an eye on their infant through a window or with the assistance a camera positioned over the baby’s pod area. There also are two family areas with comfortable seating and exam room, as well as a lactation room for breastfeeding mothers.
|RMC NICU Offers:|
|High Frequency/Oscillatory Ventilation
NICU RNs & Respiratory Therapists
Sibling Visitation (certain exclusions)
Unlimited Visiting for Parents
Parent Care Rooms
Self-contained Blood Gas Lab
24 Hour Coverage by a Neonatologists
“Given the circumstances, we would not have had our baby boy anywhere else. We could go to bed at night knowing that he was in good hands and close to home. It was like family was taking care of him and that is a huge assurance with a sick newborn.”
Jamie & Ashley, parents of Keaton born at 32 weeks, weighing 4 pounds, 6 ounces