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Newborn Medicine (Neonatology)

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We’re Forever and Ever for Kids, including the newest ones.

The state's only Level IV academic tertiary newborn/neonatal facility devoted to the health and well-being of newborns can be found at UMMC. The newborn medicine program provides comprehensive care for babies delivered at Wiser as well as for those transferred from other hospitals in Mississippi and neighboring states. 

The self-contained newborn nursery, intermediate care nursery (ICN) and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) features around-the-clock specially trained physicians. In addition, all subspecialties, including neonatology, pediatric neurology, infectious disease, gastroenterology, surgery, genetics, endocrinology, cardiology and others are in-house 24 hours a day. The specially trained staff includes neonatal nurse practitioners, nurse educators, discharge planning nurses and social workers.

Major surgeries, even those requiring ECMO, can be done in-house. In other words, our small patients stay within our walls to receive the specialized care they need.

As part of the state's only academic medical center, our newborn facilities offer state-of-the-art equipment and advanced treatments based on the latest research. A neonatal laboratory and a specialized pharmacy also are maintained on the self-contained unit.

Mississippi’s tiniest patients deserve to have their loved ones nearby. The Kathy and Joe Sanderson Tower at Children’s of Mississippi offers private NICU rooms equipped with furnishing and bathrooms, including showers, so parents can stay with their children. 

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Planning Your Visit

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The tiniest patients deserve space for their parents.

NICU rooms in the Sanderson Tower are fully equipped with comfortable furniture and private bathrooms, including showers, so parents can stay overnight.

Where to Find Us

Family-friendly amenities to make your visit more comfortable.

Visitors to Sanderson Tower will find convenient spaces to eat, pick up last-minute items, rest, and reflect. Garage C, connected to Sanderson Tower by a covered walkway, offers the closest parking. It is easily accessed from Woodrow Wilson.

  1. Market Coffee

    Market Coffee (Sanderson Tower, Level G) is open daily with Starbucks® beverages, grab-and-go foods, and hot sandwiches.
  2. Gift Shop

    Children’s of Mississippi Gift Shop (Sanderson Tower, Level G) offers merchandise specially selected for pediatric patients and their parents, including stuffed animals, toys, snacks, and drinks.
  3. Interfaith Chapel

    The interfaith chapel (Sanderson Tower, Level G) is open 24 hours a day for quiet, meditation, and prayer.
  4. PICU/NICU Family Lounges

    The PICU (Level 3) and NICU floors (Levels 4 & 5) of Sanderson Tower feature lounges with refrigerators and washer dryers, where families of patients admitted to the PICU or NICU can eat, relax, and do laundry.

Meet Our Specialists

Batson Doctor

At Children’s of Mississippi, our pediatric experts work together to complete a full circle of care for your child.

Children's Newborn Services