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Find Comfort Knowing Your Baby is in Special Hands


     Neonatology, the study of newborn babies and their special problems, is one of the newest and fastest growing medical sciences. Babies who once would never have taken a first breath now survive and thrive because of the medical staff and medical expertise available to them at Northwest Health’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).


     At the NICU, trained professionals such as nurses, social workers and respiratory, physical, occupational and speech therapists support the medical staff to provide the extra attention your baby needs.

Designed with the Needs of Your Baby in Mind


     The NICU is located at Willow Creek Women’s Hospital in Johnson, AR where board-certified neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, and neonatal nurses provide exceptional care for these most delicate of patients -- patients who have weighed less than two pounds at birth and whose systems are immature and need constant help to function. The NICU is the largest Level III C neonatal facility in the region. The Level III C designation indicates that the facility has an on-staff pediatric surgeon and pediatric surgical services available.


     With Northwest Arkansas’ largest NICU staff, we are well equipped and ready to care for the very special needs infant. The most critically ill babies receive care at a one-nurse-to-one-baby ratio.


     “The NICU doctors and staff will always have a special place in our hearts” said Blake Cosper, father of Katie Cosper, who was so tiny at birth that her father’s wedding band fit around her knee. She weighed 1 pound 14 ounces. Today she is healthy and one of more than 1,000 former NICU patients from the greater region: Northwest Arkansas, Northeast Oklahoma and Southwest Missouri.

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