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Saint Mary's NICU Offers Region's Most Advanced Transport Unit

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RENO, Nev. – Monday, July 21, 2014 – Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center offers the region's most advanced Neonatal Transport Unit. Should a baby be born outside the Reno area, Saint Mary's provides Neonatal Transport services to the northern Nevada region that offers certain lifesaving measures and state-of-the-art technology including high-frequency ventilation.

Saint Mary's Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is recognized and accredited by the state of Nevada as one of the area's best in caring for urgent baby needs. The unit provides care to prematurely born infants who often weigh less than two pounds and also to full term babies facing critical conditions, such as those who are fighting infection or recovering from surgery.

The 29-bed unit features sufficient space for parents to spend time at the bedside, lighting at each bedside to meet each infant's developmental needs, state of the art monitoring equipment including hypothermic brain cooling, and four new beds that can convert from intensive care to intermediate care use.

Saint Mary's has kept pace with recent advancements in neonatal technology and care. Their technology includes Ohmeda Giraff combination radiant warmer/incubators that are automatically temperature controlled for any sized infant, ventilators that can deliver hundreds of breaths per minute to protect delicate lungs, and breathing devices that can deliver nitric oxide to reverse critical lung disease. Saint Mary's NICU is known for its very low infection rates and their incredible nurses who have over 100 years of combined NICU experience and who provide education for outlying hospitals on premature infant care.

For more information about Saint Mary's NICU or their Neonatal Transport unit, call 775-770-3061 or visit


Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center

Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center based in Reno, Nev. is a 380-bed acute care hospital offering inpatient, outpatient and wellness services. Nationally recognized and accredited by the Joint Commission, Saint Mary's offers a robust line of services including a top-rated Center for Cancer featuring the region's only CyberKnife radiosurgery delivery system, state-of-the-art William N. Pennington Emergency Room and Senior ER and a Cardiology program dedicated to long-term wellness. The health system also operates a fully-integrated Medical Group and a state-of-the-art Center for Health & Fitness. As a long-standing community partner, Saint Mary's is dedicated to ensuring the health and wellness of northern Nevada remains strong. For more information, visit