Special Care Nursery

Congratulations on the birth of your baby. You are now parents! And at the Emory University Hospital Midtown Special Care Nursery (SCN), parents are not just visitors, but important members of the team dedicated to providing the best care available for your baby. We provide 24-hour visitation for parents so that you may be with your baby whenever it is convenient for you. And we encourage you to take an active part in your baby's care when visiting.

The SCN at Emory University Hospital Midtown is a special nursery where babies with many types of medical problem are cared for in a family-centered, developmentally friendly environment. The SCN is staffed with specially trained doctors, nurses and other health care professionals who are experts in the treatment of ill and premature newborns. We provide each baby the personal attention his or her condition requires.

We know that having your baby in the SCN can be a very frightening and overwhelming experience. We will work with you to help you and your family understand and adjust to this new experience. We have prepared this website to help you better understand what to expect. Do not hesitate to ask your baby's doctor or nurse if you have more questions, and please never feel that your calls, visits or questions are an inconvenience.

We believe that the parent-child relationship is key to the long-term health of the child. Our goal is to support you and your baby in the SCN until you can take your baby home.