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.