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Children's Health Service Neonatology


Division Director: C. Joan Richardson MD

We provide clinical care in a Level IV neonatal intensive care unit which admits approximately 900 babies per year. The 43 bed unit provides the acute and semi-acute care for moderate and critically ill newborns, including:

  • ECMO and
  • integrated subspecialty and
  • surgical care for complex congenital conditions.

We provide care of normal newborns born at UTMB as well as newborns born at a near-by community hospital which has a Level II nursery. In total, we care for about 6000 deliveries per year.  

In addition:

  • We also provide follow-up care for high-risk infant out-patient visits for graduates of the NICU  and
  • a Perinatal Hospice Program for infants with severe medical conditions impacting long-term survival.
  • We are very active in education, including third-year medical student and resident rotations in the newborn nursery, the neonatal ICU, fourth year medical student internships and active fellowship program.
    • We have Fellowship Training Programs and 
    • Residency Education Programs.
  • Our research is focused on sudden infant death syndrome, perinatal epidemiology, neonatal lung injury, neonatal infections, intrauterine asphyxia, necrotizing enterocolitis, and neonatal nutrition.




Dr. Davis with young boy nurse_boy-with-cowboy-hat-in-bed301 8th St, Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 772-1011
Open 24 hours

The UTMB Children’s Hospital in Galveston offers leading edge knowledge and over 120 years of experience in one of the finest academic settings in the nation. The fully redesigned hospital and child life program reflects an attention to all the details that matter to children, offering the whimsy and serenity of an ocean/island design along with many special spaces for toddlers, older children and teenagers to play, relax, unwind and spend time with family members. UTMB Health offers advanced general inpatient care for ill children, as well as specialty inpatient care for children with serious medical conditions. Our pediatric hospitalists, attending faculty physicians, nurses, residents, students and staff provide state-of-the-art clinical care and the emotional support that is essential during a hospital stay. Our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) offers critical care services for infants, children and adolescents with severe illnesses or injuries. We can arrange emergency helicopter transport when needed to serve the most seriously ill children in our region.
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Victory Lakes - UTMB League City Campus

2240 Gulf Freeway South, 2nd floor
League City, TX 77573
(832) 505-3320

UTMB League City Campus offers exceptional care for mothers and their healthy newborns in spacious LDRP rooms. Here, families stay in the same room throughout their birthing experience and Mother-Baby stay.

Our new Labor, Delivery, Recovery Mother/Baby Rooms contains:

  • Birthing suites designed with significant input from patients, nursing staff and physicians
  • Oversized room for mom and baby to stay together
  • Large, private bathroom in each room designed to accommodate mom’s personal belongings
  • Free Wi-Fi, comfortable sofa-bed, rocking glider chair, oversized windows
  • Controlled lighting in each area of the room (mom’s bed, bassinet area, family area)
  • Nursery with private “teaching” room
  • Additional counter space for mom’s flowers and gifts
  • Nurse practitioner (Neonatal) on staff 24/7
Dr. Davis with young boy Part of John Sealy Hospital
301 8th St, Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 772-1011
Open 24 hours, call for visiting hours

Pediatric Critical Care is responsible for the evaluation and management of critically ill newborns, infants, children and adolescents with medical or surgical problems.

We have outstanding physicians ready to provide the highest standard of care using the latest innovations and research available.