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Neonatal Intensive Care

Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides highly specialized care for babies born prematurely or those who require extra medical attention after birth. Our neonatal team includes board-certified neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, a highly skilled nursing staff, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, and certified lactation consultants, all of whom provide these special babies with the highest level of care.

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Parents seldom think of their child becoming sick or getting hurt, but accidents and illnesses are often a part of childhood. Children who become ill or are injured need medical treatment designed to meet their special needs.

Our Pediatric Unit, located within Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, focuses solely on the needs of children. This dedicated area, cheerfully decorated with bright colors from floor to ceiling, serves children and teens of all ages in need of tests, surgery or treatment. Our 13-bed unit is staffed by a team of caring professionals such as registered nurses, respiratory therapists, pediatric pharmacist, child life specialist, social workers, case managers, dietitians and maternal child assistants who have a child’s comfort and needs as their top priority. Each child is cared for like an entire person with special attention given to his emotional and psychological needs as well as his physical needs.

Pediatric Hospital

Pediatric hospitalists are pediatricians who care for children once they are admitted into the hospital. Partnering with families, pediatricians, and other specialists provide a comprehensive approach to patient care. The Pediatric Hospitalists provide patient coverage twenty-four hours, seven days a week.

Meet our Board Certified Pediatric Hospitalist:

Vernessa Davis-Tharpe, MDM

Pediatric Hospitalist

Vivian Okoye, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist

Nicole Jones, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist

Pediatric Speciality Outpatient Clinic

Care from some of the nation’s top pediatric specialists is now available even closer to home. Appointments are made by physician referral. Our partnership with Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt allows Ayers Children’s Medical Center to bring the expertise of these pediatric physicians to our area. Located inside Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, the Ayers Pediatric Specialist Outpatient Clinic provides the following pediatric specialities:

  • Cardiology
  • Developmental Pediatrics
  • Diabetes Clinic
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology

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Therapy & Learning Center

The Therapy & Learning Center helps individuals with all types of disabilities celebrate and develop their unique gifts. Efforts are directed at monitoring the special needs of our clients during therapy, learning and care while also extending support to their families. Whether early intervention programs, adult day services, childcare classroom instruction or therapeutic services, we work with each person and family to provide a support system upon which he can grow and develop successfully.

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West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, Limited English Proficiency or sex, including discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation, sex stereotyping or pregnancy in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by WTH directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which WTH arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

For further information about this policy, contact Amy Garner (731) 541-9914.