Development of clinical programs represents a convergence of standard care and research that keeps Baylor College of Medicine neonatologists at the forefront of their field. These efforts extend the survival rates of neonates locally and worldwide through sharing the knowledge with the international healthcare community.

Texas Children’s Hospital, one of the nation's largest pediatric hospitals, is the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Baylor College of Medicine. The state-of-the art NICU provides advanced technological and nursing support systems, such as computerized monitoring for all infants, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, nitric oxide ventilation, organ transplantation, renal dialysis and high frequency oscillatory ventilation for patients. Post discharge, NICU graduates can be followed at Texas Children’s outpatient clinics.

Texas Children's has a lactation program and mother’s own milk bank. Registered nurses who are certified lactation counselors and peer counselors provide services for breastfeeding mothers and their infants.

Clinical Programs

Read about the special clinical programs below on the Texas Children’s Hospital Newborn Center website: 

  • Acute Respiratory Support: Baylor physicians at Texas Children's Hospital have both ECMO and iNO at their disposal.
  • International Neonatology: Our physicians' involvement and perspective in international health care issues reaps benefits locally and globally.
  • Neonatal Nutrition Service: Our nutrition specialists are an integral part of that care for the patient populations we serve.

NICU Affiliates

Texas Children’s is proud to work with these hospitals to provide high-quality care to newborns: 

Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics

The Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics conducts follow-up clinics for graduates of the nurseries at Texas Children's and Ben Taub Hospitals.

Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston Methodist Hospital is a nationally recognized hospital adjacent to Texas Children's. Houston Methodist houses a Level 2 nursery, infants who require Level 3 care are transferred to Texas Children's.

Ben Taub Hospital

Ben Taub Hospital, the central clinical care facility of the Harris Health System, is contiguous with Baylor College of Medicine in the heart of the Texas Medical Center. Ben Taub serves as a teaching hospital for all specialties and their subspecialties, including pediatrics and obstetrics.

This hospital delivers more than 4,000 infants each year and supports extensive newborn facilities that include a state-of-the art NICU: Level 3 (20 beds), Level 2 (35 beds), and a normal newborn nursery (50 beds).

Community Hospitals

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is a full-service facility with labor and delivery rooms, extended care nurseries, and pediatric services. 

Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital

Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital, also a full-service facility, is home to the Baylor-affiliated Houston Methodist San Jacinto Family Medicine Residency Program.

CHI St. Luke's Community Health Center—Sugarland

CHI St. Luke's Community Health Center—The Woodlands

CHI St. Luke's Community Health Center—The Woodlands provides a full range of services, including labor & delivery, newborn care, and pediatrics.