University Health NICU


UHS offers the highest level of care to critically ill newborns. The NICU has 66 beds and provides 24/7 coverage by neonatologists as well as a robust team of surgical specialists. The program has capabilities for ECMO and is a large referral center for acutely ill neonates across South and West Texas. UHS NICU also offers cardiac surgery to newborns with congenital heart conditions. Neonatologists are up to date with the newest medical literature and routinely present their research findings at national meetings.


The Premiere Clinic is a specialized follow-up environment that ensures optimal care for premature infants. The fully trained professionals assess developmental progress and coordinate care for neonates with complex medical conditions. Through a multi-faceted program, the Premiere Clinic routinely evaluates growth and well-being of former premature children over their first three years of life.