St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's
third-largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas,
including seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers,
and two freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit


Although you do not want to think about complications, they do occasionally occur. You can take comfort in knowing, if the need arises, St. David’s Women’s Center of Texas is home to one of the largest, most skilled level III Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) units in town. Recently expanded to 36 beds, our NICU is staffed around the clock with experienced nurses and doctors who put your baby’s special needs as their top priority and will communication and involve you every step of the way. Babies are often admitted within the first 24 hours after birth for a variety of reasons, including premature birth, difficulties occur during delivery, and/or signs of a problem in the first few days of life. No matter what the issue, the NICU at St. David’s Women’s Center of Texas is equipped and trained to respond.

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Women's Center of Texas

Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit specializes in critically ill and premature infants.

  • 57 neonatal intensive care bassinets
  • Speech therapists available
  • Physical therapists available
  • Lactation services are available
  • NRP and S.T.A.B.L.E. staff certifications
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Services Offered

  • 264 square-foot Ronald McDonald Family Room, for families with children in the hospital’s NICU, includes a small kitchen, single-serving meals, a living area, television, desk, an internet-accessible computer and a fold-out bed. Learn more about the Ronald McDonald Family Room.
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care units provide the widest variety of advanced care available for newborns. Level III has the life-saving treatments and technologies to care for newborns of any severity.
  • Our NICUs feature isolettes, designed to create an environment conducive to healing and growth for the newborn. The isolettes shield each baby from noise and activity, an important feature for developing preemies.
  • 24/7 Neonatalogy Coverage
  • A neonatology-trained dietitian is available to provide nutritional consults and, because of our commitment to the benefits of breast milk, if their mother is unable to provide milk babies in the NICU are fed milk from the Mother's Milk Bank.
  • We offer suites where parents and baby spend the newborn's last night in the NICU together. These suites provide a comfortable, private transition environment, and NICU staff are just steps away to provide support and answer any questions.
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