Pediatric Neonatology

As a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Greenville Hospital System offers the region’s largest, most advanced level of specialty care for premature or critically ill infants. As part of the state’s premier perinatal center, we’re ready every day—all day—with the latest technology and monitoring equipment specially designed for tiny babies. In addition, our on-site neonatal doctors are available around the clock and backed by the area’s largest number of pediatric subspecialists to serve the 750 babies treated here annually. And when it’s time to bring babies home, our Children’s Hospital is one of the few nationwide with a program to teach parents how to care for children with special needs. The Children's Hospital Bryan NICU offers high-quality, high-tech care that is:

  •  Equipped with sophisticated ventilators – essential in the lung development of premature infants
  • Staffed with a 24/7, on-site, board-eligible perinatologist for supervision and consultation
  • Backed by pediatric subspecialists ranging from pediatric cardiology  and surgery to gastroenterology

Special volunteers rock and hold infants during periods when parents cannot be with their babies. The Family Learning Center offers home-like suites where parents can stay and learn to care for their babies for a few days before they are discharged from the Bryan NICU. This helps provide a comfort level for caring for babies who might need monitors or special medications after discharge.

A recent expansion incorporates leading-edge environmental design based on research that recommends soft lighting and noise reduction while providing sophisticated technology designed specifically for premature and critically ill infants.

 

Our Physicians:

Reese H. Clark, M.D. 
Neonatology
Benton E. Cofer, M.D. 
Neonatology
Robert W. Newell, M.D., MBA 
Neonatology
Bryan L. Ohning, M.D., Ph.D. 
Director, Neonatology
Jeffrey M. Ruggieri, M.D. 
Neonatology
M. Whitson Walker, M.D., MS
Neonatology