Neonatalogy

In neonatology, it's the little things that matter. That's why our nationally recognized Level IV NICU provides the highest level of care available for our tiny patients. Cook Children's is one of only a handful of NICUs nationwide to provide single patient rooms. These individual rooms enable us to provide the highly specialized intensive care services and attention that medically fragile babies need. All of these advantages plus our advanced technology, top doctors and one-of-a-kind developmental program, means we give every baby we treat the biggest chance possible for a happy, healthy childhood. Click to learn more.

NICU

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May
01,
2018
For eight days after her son was born, all Whitney Coben could do was look at her fragile little boy. Brayden was born premature at 27 weeks, weighed less than 3 pounds and couldn’t breathe on his own. Right after birth, he was immediately taken
March
08,
2018
You may be surprised to see a child life specialist in one of the rooms at Cook Children’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). After all, this is an area devoted to babies. But spend some time in one of those rooms and you will see a big part of
February
02,
2018
Ashleigh Wilford can’t help herself. She bursts into tears every 15 minutes or so. She’s not crying tears of sadness. She’s crying tears of joy and an overabundance of the memories how far her little boy has come since her son's heart surgery
December
28,
2017
Carol and Emmanuel Vallecalle welcomed their first daughter into the world in late October, beaming with excitement. Everything seemed so perfect, they couldn’t imagine a single thing could go wrong. Their 7-year-old son looked forward to becoming a
December
28,
2017
Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in late August of 2017. The Category 4 storm caused damage and devastation along the Gulf Coast. Through all the catastrophic flooding and tragedy in southeast Texas, we found some amazing stories of courage and kindness.
December
22,
2017
FOX 4 - Some of the tiniest patients at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth got a special Christmas visitor Friday morning. Santa Claus made time in his busy schedule to say hello and perhaps listen to some whispered wishes. See the
December
22,
2017
WFAA - During the holiday season, Cook Children's Medical Center takes decorating to new heights, from twinkling lights and festive ornaments to a magnificent tree. They make it so special, knowing that for many families, there is where
October
06,
2017
When Stella Amechi found out she was pregnant with her third child, she was over the moon with excitement. She was already the mother to two young girls, and soon, her first son would be arriving. Never in a million years did she dream that he
August
31,
2017
Boston Herald - Urgent preparations for Hurricane Harvey’s wrath touched some of Texas’ tiniest residents yesterday, when 10 neonatal intensive care patients at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi were airlifted 350 miles away from the