Below are the departments that are located at Children's & Women's Hospital.
USS Hope is an award-winning sickle cell disease treatment center that uses "distraction therapy" to give young patients the feeling of traveling in a submarine during their visit. It is the only facility of its kind in the region. The facility features bright and cheerful colors, comfortable seating, televisions and computers, as well as fish tanks to help relieve patient and family anxieties.
The USS Hope is located on the first floor of USA Children's & Women's Hospital. For more information, contact us by phone at (251) 415-1361.
Mapp Child and Family Life Program
The Mapp Child and Family Life Program supports families with hospitalized children. This program utilizes child life specialists, recreational therapists and teachers who specialize in education, preparation and support activities. These specialists strive to minimize stress and help children and families cope with their healthcare experience. It's our mission to ensure that each child's developmental, educational, psychosocial and emotional needs are met while at USA Children's & Women's Hospital.
Monte L. Moorer Mother Baby Unit
Located on the second floor of Children's & Women's Hospital, the Monte L. Moorer Mother Baby Unit is a special part of USA Health. The goal of the unit is to care for mom and baby together, keeping them in close contact as much as possible. We educate new moms on sleep, breast feeding, security, tummy time, safety issues and much more.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
The Hollis J. Wiseman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Children's & Women's Hospital is the area’s only Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Infants in our neonatal intensive care unit are cared for around the clock by an expert team of neonatologists, nurses, educators, therapists and other staff. Our NICU offers the most advanced care for premature and critically ill newborns and the region’s only neonatal transport service.
High-Risk OB Unit
Our High-Risk OB Unit and the Hiram W. Mendenhall, M.D., Labor and Delivery Unit are the regional referral centers for high-risk obstetrical patients for the central Gulf Coast region. We offer comprehensive care for women and babies who are at increased risk of health problems during pregnancy, during delivery and after birth.
Arlene Mitchell Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
The Arlene Mitchell Pediatric Intensive Care Unit s the only facility of its kind in the region. Our PICU team provides the highest level of care for children who are critically ill or injured. While all the caregivers at USA Health are exceptional, the PICU is staffed by board-certified pediatric intensivists. These individuals have been specialty-trained to practice critical care medicine with children. In addition, our PICU has experienced nurses who have been trained to work in this environment.
OB-GYN Evaluation Center
If complications or special needs arise during pregnancy, we encourage patients to visit the OB-GYN Evaluation Center at Children's & Women's Hospital immediately. Our specially trained technicians use high-level ultrasound to monitor and evaluate the mother and baby.
Pediatric Emergency Department
The Pediatric Emergency Department offers the region's only emergency care devoted to the needs and special considerations of children. From specially trained emergency medicine specialists to seasoned pediatricians, you can be sure that when emergency strikes, you have the best place to find care for your child.