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NICU Services

The neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, provides advanced, around-the-clock care to medically fragile newborns.

Among the babies served by the NICU are:

  • Babies born before 32 weeks of gestation
  • Babies born with a critical illness
  • Multiple births (twins or triplets)
  • Babies who need respiratory support
  • Low-birthweight babies (weighing less than 5.5 pounds)

The Sally and John Francis Tanner Neonatal ICU at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton supports the maternity centers at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton and Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica, as well as other regional hospitals as necessary.


Specialized care for our smallest patients

Our Level III NICU is built on more than five decades of clinical research and practice. The specialized team of neonatologists, pediatricians and nurses advance care to give tiny patients their best chance at a healthy life.

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NICU care that’s close to home

It’s never easy having a baby in the NICU. It’s even harder when that ICU is miles away from home or the hospital where you delivered.Our NICU is conveniently located in Carrollton, so you can be part of your baby’s care and bond as a family in their earliest days.

What the NICU offers

Babies in the NICU in Carrollton are served by:

  • Neonatal incubators to maintain optimal environmental conditions for newborns
  • Feeding tubes to provide newborns with nutrition support with little to no discomfort
  • IV lines for the safe delivery of fluids and medications
  • Monitoring equipment to watch the baby’s vital signs and other metrics
  • Phototherapy, using light for the treatment of jaundice
  • Respiratory services, including surfactant therapy, ventilators and positive-airway support

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NICU Services Guide

Download our NICU Services guide (.pdf).

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Download our NICU Visitation policy (.pdf).

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