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NICU

The neonatal intensive care unit provides critical care to newborns who are ill or premature. Many factors may lead to a newborn being admitted to the NICU, including low birth weight or complications during delivery. The NICU staff works closely with parents to develop a treatment plan for their newborn.

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Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Dickson, Tennessee

Our Level II NICU helps your baby grow and heal.

We understand how hard it is when your newborn needs to be in the NICU. At TriStar Horizon Medical Center, we provide our tiniest patients with the lifesaving treatments they need to heal while supporting you and your family.

Need a physician referral?

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

NICU services we provide

Our Level II NICU provides an enhanced level of care for babies born prematurely, with an illness or other medical condition.

Our Level II NICU

All NICUs are designed to care for mothers and newborn babies who are born ill or premature. Many factors may lead to a newborn being admitted to the NICU, including low birth weight or complications during delivery. But no matter what type of care your baby needs, our NICU staff will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan for your newborn.

Our Level II NICU offers advanced and comprehensive care for babies born at 32 weeks gestational age or greater. Our neonatologists are specially equipped and trained to care for babies born prematurely during this period of time.

Before you and your baby go home, our nursery staff will also teach you the skills necessary to care for your baby and make a smooth transition home. These skills include lactation support and other care instructions specialized for your little one.

Our four-bed NICU is staffed by:

  • 24/7 in-house neonatal nurse practitioners
  • Case managers
  • Lactation consultants
  • Social workers
  • Specialty-trained NICU nurses
  • Specialty-trained NICU respiratory therapists

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