February 10, 2021
RICHMOND, VA — HCA Virginia’s Johnston-Willis Hospital opens its state-of-the-art, 20 bed neonatal intensive cate unit (NICU) today and will begin accepting patients later this week. After nine months of construction, the brand-new 12,000 square-foot facility on the Johnston-Willis campus will provide advanced care options for babies born with life-threatening conditions.
“With our goal to care like family, our new NICU enables us to focus on that goal from the moment of birth,” said Zach McCluskey, Johnston-Willis Hospital chief executive officer. “Our state-of-the-art technology, beautiful environment, and individualized rooms allow babies who need assistance the chance to not only survive, but thrive, and our NICU parents the opportunity to be part of their babies’ care every moment until they can take their babies home.”
The new facility provides individual private rooms that allow parents to remain with their babies for the duration of their care. This enables parents to be more involved in care and more comfortable during extended stays in the facility. The new NICU will also provide improved developmental care for premature babies who need quiet and less light, and will reduce the chance for nosocomial infections.