Intensive care for premature or critically ill newborns.
James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at ECU Health Medical Center is a part of the Vermont Oxford Network, the Neonatal Network and the Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina, all networks focused on improving the quality of care provided to neonates.
With 50 beds, our Level IV NICU is staffed with a team of experts in caring for critically ill or premature newborns. Board-certified neonatologists and specialists, advanced practice practitioners, and specially trained nurses provide expertise, compassion and support to help achieve the best possible outcomes for your newborn, you and your family.
Our Special Care Nursery may also be appropriate for your baby prior to going home. Additional services and resources for your baby’s inpatient care include access to one of two Ronald McDonald Houses for the comforts and conveniences of home.
To protect the health, safety and security of our tiniest patients, visitors will need to follow these visitor guidelines.
- Sign in at the front desk under your child’s folder with his or her room number. Provide or show your hospital ID bracelet, driver’s license or other picture ID. Sign-in is required once daily, but please check-in at the front desk when re-entering the unit.
- Complete a brief health screening.
- Remove jewelry below the elbows, except plain wedding bands, and wash your hands up to your elbows with soap for one full minute before entering the unit.
- Encourage siblings younger than 12 to visit between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Child Life specialists are available to help siblings adjust to this new family situation. During winter months, visitation is restricted further to help protect babies from dangerous viruses.
- Limit the number of family or friends at the bedside to two people.
Special Care Nursery
Babies who may require additional medical attention before going home are cared for in our 21-bed Special Care Nursery, with private rooms where parents can stay with their baby as they finish their stay in the hospital.
Our neonatal follow-up clinic provides comprehensive and ongoing services to babies with complex medical issues after they are discharged from our NICU and until they are 18 to 22 months.
Maynard Children’s Hospital recognizes how stressful it can be for NICU families to leave their babies at the hospital when needing to return to home or work. As many of these infants stay for weeks or months, NICView cameras provide the parents a peace of mind while away from their child with the ability to view their infant 24/7 from any mobile device. We are thankful to our generous Children’s Miracle Network donors who help support having a NICView camera at each NICU infant’s bedside.
With clinicians who are faculty members at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, we strive to stay at the forefront of newborn critical care medicine by engaging in various research initiatives and protocols to improve care. Visit ECU for more information.