Special Care Nursery at WCH’s Women’s Pavilion
Ideal for Premature Babies that do not Require a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
We understand that having preterm labor or a premature baby can be a stressful time, and we are thrilled to better help our families by offering more specialized neonatal care.
The Women’s Pavilion at Wooster Community Hospital partners with Akron Children’s Hospital to increase the level of neonatal care – the care of babies within the first month after they are born – available within our community. This reduces the need for families to travel and separate seeking appropriate medical care during this critical time in a child’s life.
Level II Special Care Nursery
Our Level II Special Care Nursery is able to care for babies who:
- Were born up to 8 weeks premature (at or after 32 weeks’ gestation)
- Weigh at least 3 pounds, 5 ounces
- Are physically immature, such as those who have breathing problems or who are unable to properly feed
- Have blood sugar instability
If a baby has moderate or temporary breathing or eating problems or other complications, WCH has everything required to care for the child right in the Women’s Pavilion on the Wooster campus. The baby will not be transferred to Akron Children’s unless the illness is severe.
This level of care is ideal for babies whose mothers go into labor before full-term but do not require care at a high-risk delivery center or Level III neonatal intensive care unit.
The Level II unit at WCH’s Women’s Pavilion is staffed by Akron Children’s Hospital physicians, specialized nurses, and respiratory therapists, who are available 24/7 to all babies born in the Wooster Community Hospital Women’s Pavilion.