Special Care Nursery

Your baby may benefit from the high-quality care available for newborns at the Special Care Nursery at Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center.

What’s a Special Care Nursery (SCN)?

A special care nursery, or SCN, provides care for preemies – babies who are born early, or premature.

Babies at the SCN are stronger and healthier than babies who need care at a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). But they still need attention from expert healthcare providers, including doctors and nurses with access to advanced equipment and technology.

What to Expect

During your baby’s stay at the SCN, your child will benefit from close attention and monitoring from medical specialists. You’ll be able to provide hands-on comfort and care to your baby, feeding him or her and taking care of other needs such as bathing.

Your Child’s Care Team

Access an expert, multidisciplinary team that may include:

  • Neonatologists, doctors with advanced training to give specialized care to newborn babies who are sick or preterm
  • Nurses certified in neonatal care and obstetrics
  • Pediatricians, doctors who care for babies and children

Coordinated Care

If your baby gets care at different Adventist HealthCare locations, their providers will work together to make sure your baby gets the care that’s best for their unique needs.

Going Home

Ask your child’s care team when your baby will be ready to come home.

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