UT Health Tyler's new NICU helps keep medical care local

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - A Tyler hospital is bringing attention to National Prematurity Awareness Month with its new neonatal intensive care unit (NIC...

December 1, 2022
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - A Tyler hospital is bringing attention to National Prematurity Awareness Month with its new neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) built earlier this year.KLTV 7′s Willie Downs spoke with nurses at UT Health about how the NICU is impacting families here in East Texas.'It's really impacted our patients by keeping them local, providing a new service line to keep our babies here with mom at the same hospital and in their community,' said NICU Director Marcie Tunstall.Previously, any baby born before 36 weeks had to be transported to Dallas for intensive care, but now they can stay right here in East Texas.

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