Special Care Nursery

Special Care Nursery

Most babies don't need extra medical intervention at birth, but, if a problem arises, we have a Special Care Nursery to meet your baby's needs.

It is staffed with certified, neonatal nurse practitioners, who bring a high level of expertise 24-hours a day to assist newborns. They have years of experience in caring for high-risk newborns, developing individual treatment plans and working alongside neonatologists, pediatricians and family practitioners to care for patients.

Our partnership with Children's Mercy Hospital offers added support. Neonatologists from Children's Mercy Hospital consult with our staff on treatment options. When infants require medical intervention, such as surgery or ventilation, we transport them to Children's Mercy Hospital.

The Special Care Nursery is located next to the Newborn Nursery in the maternity unit of the Family Care Center. For more information, call 913-596-4365.