Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Conroe, Texas

Should the unexpected happen during or after birth, neonatologists and neonatal-nurse practitioners at HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe provide hands-on care and specialized treatment for infections, birth defects, breathing difficulties, growth restriction, and maternal-health complications.

In addition to premature and low birth weight babies, ill full-term babies may be treated for a variety of conditions including anemia, jaundice, seizures, low blood sugar, brain bleeds and heart problems.

NICU facility and team

When it comes to caring for babies born too early, or newborns with health conditions, our NICU is the most experienced in Montgomery County.

Our neonatology team consists of board-certified neonatologists, neonatal-nurse practitioners and expertly trained support staff. In addition to our expert NICU team, your baby will have access to physicians in several specialties, including surgeons, cardiologists, endocrinologists, urologists and nutritionists.

There are two nurseries within our NICU. All NICU babies are provided one-on-one compassionate care, while parents are guided through the process with nurturing support. While some babies stay in the NICU for only a few hours of observation, others may spend weeks or months in our unit receiving specialized care.


  • For sick or premature babies
  • Provides flat, open beds with a warmer overhead or incubators
  • Provides assistance with breathing via ventilator or provides oxygen though other methods
  • Provides continuous monitoring of heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, temperature and oxygen levels
  • Allows your baby to be fed with your pumped breast milk or formula through a feeding tube


  • For babies who “graduate” from Level III NICU care
  • For babies who are born closer to their due date, but have medical conditions requiring less-intensive monitoring
  • Heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure and temperature are monitored less frequently
  • Provides nutrition through IV, tube feeding, bottle feeding or breastfeeding

If your baby was not born at HCA Houston Conroe but requires our NICU care — our neonatal transport team reaches out to the community within a 100-mile radius. In addition, should your baby require a higher level of care, he or she will safely and efficiently be moved by our neonatal transport team.

For more information, or to contact the nursery, please call (936) 539-7757. To inquire about a NICU transport to HCA Houston Conroe, please call (877) 777-4221.

NICU visitation

Families are also key members of the care team, and we want you to be involved in your baby’s care.

Infants show improved development with skin-to-skin contact and ample rest. We encourage you to visit, hold and talk to your newborn, however, please follow these guidelines to promote optimal health for all babies in our NICU:

  • Visitors must be accompanied by a parent of the baby
  • If listed on the approved visitation list, grandparents may visit alone
  • Limit visitors to two-at-a-time
  • Visitors must be free of any signs of illness and infection. Siblings’ temperature may be taken before entering the NICU
  • Cameras are allowed for photos and videos of your baby only
  • The nursery is closed to visitors during twice-daily shift change

In some cases, mothers may take advantage of our Campers Program, which provides a bed on the postpartum unit for overnight stays.

Parents are invited to call the NICU at (936) 539-7757 any time to ask about their baby.

NICU at HCA Houston Healthcare

The neonatal intensive care unit works to provide critical care to newborns who are ill or premature. Many factors may lead to a newborn being admitted to the NICU, including low birth weight or complications during delivery. The NICU staff works closely with parents to develop a treatment plan for their newborn.

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