Henderson Hospital, which opened in late 2016, has added an eight-bed, Level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to serve newborns that may be born prematurely and/or may have needs and conditions that require additional, specialized medical care.
“We’re excited to open,” said Joanna Bacon, RN, Director of Women’s Services for Henderson Hospital. “Our team has been preparing for months, and we want expectant parents and families to be confident that, should their baby need more specialized care than our well newborn nursery provides, they will be able to remain at Henderson Hospital for these advanced services.”
The Level II NICU, which can care for babies born at 32 weeks gestational age and above who require advanced medical care for conditions related to prematurity or a variety of other circumstances, is staffed with full-time neonatologists, neonatologist nurse practitioners, NICU-trained nurses, respiratory therapists and lactation consultants, along with adjunct medical specialists capable of dealing with neonatal patients.
“We want parents to be reassured their baby will receive excellent care in our NICU,” said Sam Kaufman, the CEO of Henderson Hospital. “As a parent, I understand how frightening it can be if your baby needs a higher level of care or needs to stay at the hospital after mom is discharged. Our commitment is to provide the best medical care for all babies who are entrusted to us.”
The NICU increases the Henderson Hospital bed count to 138. In addition, an outpatient Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center will begin accepting patients this summer. Later this year, the ER at Green Valley Ranch will open at the corner of St. Rose Parkway and Coronado Center, and the third floor will add another 28 private rooms for medical surgical patients.
About Henderson Hospital
Henderson Hospital is a member of The Valley Health System, a network of six acute care hospitals that provide care for patients throughout Southern Nevada and nearby communities. Located in Henderson, NV, this acute care hospital offers emergency care, surgical services, including an outpatient surgery center, cardiovascular care, women’s health and maternity services, including a Level II neonatal intensive care unit.