Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

We use advanced technology to support the fragile infant’s breathing and many other life-sustaining measures.

Several Baylor Scott & White Health hospitals feature neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Our units are staffed by neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners and many other specialized staff who collaborate with other pediatric specialists.


We treat premature newborns as well as full-term newborns diagnosed with serious or life-threatening conditions, including:

  • Respiratory problems
    • Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)
    • Persistent pulmonary hypertension
    • Pneumonia
  • Birth defects, including congenital heart defects
  • Feeding problems

Neonatologists on our staff also work with obstetricians and maternal-fetal medicine specialists before babies are even born to provide a multidisciplinary approach for high-risk mothers and newborns.

Some of our specialized treatments include Cool Cap™ system.

Refer a Patient

Use our online tool to refer your patient to a neonatologist at Baylor Scott & White Health.

McLane Children’s Transport Program

The McLane Children’s Transport Program has an air ambulance as well a pediatric transport ambulance staffed with specially trained nurses, respiratory therapists and EMTs.

Our transport team uses equipment specially designed to take care of your patients who need to be transferred to Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center in Temple, Texas due to surgical emergencies, cardiac issues or other medical conditions requiring transfer.

The transport team is immediately available for deployment 24/7 once the decision is made to transfer your patient. For referrals for pediatric transfer from an area hospital to Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center, physicians can call our transport team at:

254.935.KIDS (5437)

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