Neonatal Intensive Care

North Mississippi Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Units at Women's Hospital in Tupelo and NMMC Gilmore-Amory handle the extensive problems encountered by the premature or critically ill newborn.

Neonatologists care for sick newborns, who are born prematurely, are having difficulty or suffer from congenital malformations or infectious diseases. Our staff treats babies who were born in Tupelo and Amory or transferred by Carexpress from other hospitals.


The NICU at NMMC Women's Hospital in Tupelo is a Level 3 facility designed for 34 newborns with the flexibility to accommodate 50. A specially trained nurse is assigned to each semi-private room, which accommodates two newborns. The nurse’s workstation gives the nurse a full view of each room.

Parents may stay overnight in their baby’s room if they choose. Families also have access to a nearby kitchenette, television lounge and shower. The family area also offers computers with Internet access and other resources.

Parents may spend one to three nights in the Discharge Preparation Room before taking their NICU “graduate” home. This home-like environment helps ensure parents are comfortable taking care of their baby on their own, while staff members are nearby to help when needed.

NMMC Gilmore-Amory

NMMC Gilmore-Amory is home to a six-bed, Level 2 NICU with neonatology coverage provided around-the-clock. Parents are encouraged to be active in the plan of care for their newborn. Sleep rooms for parents are provided based on need, location and availability, and a separate waiting area offers flexible visitation. Parents may be asked to have monitored “rooming in” prior to their baby's discharge home. NMMC Gilmore-Amory was one of the first hospitals in northeast Mississippi to include a neonatal unit.

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