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The Children's Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Immediate Access to the Very Best, Most Specialized Care Available for Premature and Seriously Ill Newborns
To Transfer a Child to The Children's Center at Presbyterian:
The Children's Center at Presbyterian's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a Level III, 60-bed, state-of-the-art facility dedicated to our smallest patients. Highly specialized, multidisciplinary medical teams and specialized equipment combine with family centered, developmentally supportive care to produce outcomes that meet or exceed Vermont-Oxford and Pediatrix benchmarks.
Our Level III NICU is staffed 24/7 by board-certified neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, registered nurses, lactation consultants, and respiratory therapists.
The Children's Center NICU Features and Services
- 60-bed, state-of-the-art unit
- Multi-specialty, team-based rounds
- State-of-the-art monitoring and therapeutics
- Air or ground transport services via specially trained neonatal transport team
NICU Nurses at Rust Medical Center Create Quilt Art
Nurses at Rust Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are caring for their tiny patients in a unique way -- they're creating handmade quilts! The gift of quilting has been a part of the NICU history at Presbyterian where nurses traditionally make quilts for patients. With the opening of Presbyterian Rust Medical Center on October 22, 2011, the NICU nurses have a new challenge: to create quilts for permanent display in each of the 11 private NICU patient rooms.
The quilt squares are being designed by staff nurses and assembled with love by retired NICU nurse Lynda Nystrom. When completed, the quilts will be framed and displayed in the unit. Quilt making is an example of a participatory art program that engages staff and results in healthcare appropriate artwork that is intended for a specific patient population. By sewing the quilt squares, the nurses earn points for the Presbyterian Career Ladder program, which rewards bedside RNs for academic achievement and participating in activities that relate directly to improving patient care quality or enhancing clinical outcomes.
The Children's Center
1100 Central Ave. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
NICU 800-432-4600, ext.1090
Pediatric Urgent Care (Albuquerque)
1100 Central SE
Open every day, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Major holidays, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
If possible, please arrive at least one hour before closing.