Level III NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)


Some babies need a little extra help getting started in life. Please take comfort in knowing the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Hunt Regional Medical Center offers the highest level of care provided by our team of neonatologists. Our NICU provides advanced services and technologies for the newest member of your family and specialized care during high-risk pregnancies.

Babies born prematurely or who suffer an illness can remain in Greenville, Texas, rather than be transferred to other hospitals to receive life-saving care. This is important because it means parents can interact with their babies throughout their hospital stay without traveling back and forth.

The NICU at Hunt Regional Medical Center is also part of the Baby Friendly Initiative, a global effort by the best hospitals to help mothers breastfeed babies for the optimum start in life. The highest level of medical care is essential. But so is your family. Babies do best surrounded by those who love them. At our NICU, your family is a priority. We want you to be comfortable and cared for, too.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Categories

NICUs are categorized into Level 1 for normal newborn infants requiring additional nursing care, Level 2 for moderately ill infants or Level 3 for the most complex and severely ill babies. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Hunt Regional Medical Center has a Level 3 ranking and provides around-the-clock advanced treatment for premature, low birth-weight, and critically ill infants.

Specialized Services for Infants

Because premature infants have underdeveloped organs, they require special care and attention until their systems are better developed. To help these little ones, we provide specialized equipment such as a CPAP machine. The CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) gently inflates your baby’s lungs and helps keep them open.

NICU Transport Team

Our specially trained team transports the smallest and sickest infants from area hospitals to the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Maternity Center. Hunt Regional Medical Center’s NICU is the area’s only provider of Level III neonatal services and provides 24/7 coverage by a board-certified neonatologist.

The NICU transport team is a specialty unit that provides interfacility ambulance transportation for babies. The team of specialists then transports sick babies from regional hospitals back to Hunt Regional where they can receive a higher level of care.

Hospital-to-hospital distance affects the outcome when transporting fragile patients. That’s why we bring the NICU to the baby.
Our transport team is equipped with portable ventilators, monitors, IV pumps, medication, and additional equipment needed to provide a high level of critical care for babies.

NICU clinicians are trained as members of the transport team, including:

  • Providers specializing in neonatology
  • Respiratory therapists
  • NICU nurses
  • Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) with specialized training

To make a referral or schedule transport, call 903.408.7777.


  • Hunt Regional Center Greenville
    Hunt Regional Medical Center Greenville
    • 4215 Joe Ramsey Blvd E, Greenville, TX 75401
    • 903.408.5000