Facilities & Resources

 

600 bed teaching hospital, which serves as the Regional Perinatal Center for northwest Virginia.

  • ~550-600 admissions per year to the 45-bed NICU (expanding to 53 beds in 2013) with about 50% of those babies referred from surrounding rural community hospitals.
  • ECMO (neonatal patients in NICU), Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery available 24/7. 
  • High-Frequency Oscillatory & Jet ventilation, inhaled nitric oxide, NAVA, and noninvasive ventilation.
  • One of the first hospitals in the state to offer Therapeutic Hypothermia treatment to neonates.
  • Full range of pediatric subspecialty resources, with the University of Virginia being the only tertiary perinatal care center for all of western Virginia.
  • Sophisticated transport system serving central and northwest Virginia via a specially designed and equipped van and southwest Virginia via a comparable air transport system.
  • Strong Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program.
  • Fully integrated electronic medical record (Epic) for both inpatient & outpatient.
  • Emerging use of telemedicine technology with referring physicians & hospitals.
  • Well-organized and skilled nursing staff utilizing primary nursing to facilitate coordination of patient care.
  • Neonatology Follow-up Clinic with active participation by pediatric physical & occupational therapists, developmentalists, and social workers.
  • Computer data collection and retrieval systems for information regarding neonatal transport, in-patient therapy, serial developmental assessments, and research studies.
  • Clinical research facilities located within the NICU and laboratory research facilities close to the NICU.
  • Part of the Vermont Oxford Network with an active quality improvement program.