PREMIEre Program

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PREMIEre Program

Choose the PREMIEre program at University Health as the next step in your premature or seriously ill newborn’s care.

What Is the PREMIEre Program?

Turn to us for the next phase of care if your premature or seriously ill newborn weighs less than 3.5 pounds at birth and receives care in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or another NICU. Your child may have a higher risk of long-term health problems and child development difficulties. The PREMIEre program at the Women's & Children's Hospital is an intense follow-up program to identify and address ongoing problems, so your baby has the support they need to thrive.

Comprehensive Care for Babies

Work with us to give your child up to three years of specialized neurodevelopment care — a critical service for your baby’s future success. Rely on our expert care team for extensive age-appropriate assessments of your child for:

  • Growth
  • Mental and physical (movement) development
  • Nutritional needs
  • Speech and behavior skill development

Skilled Staff

Find the support you and your infant need from knowledgeable, trained staff. Your baby’s care team may include:

  • Developmental psychologist
  • Neonatologist
  • Nurse coordinator
  • Nurse case manager
  • Pediatric nurse practitioner

Medical Therapies and Treatments

Early interventions can help your baby grow strong and healthy. Kind, professional caregivers will provide therapies to enhance development. From rehabilitation therapies to medical treatments, the Women's & Children's Hospital has the services and specialized care needed.

Our team will help your child meet developmental milestones and offer support to you and your child to address any behavioral issues that arise.

Family-Centered Education

Look forward to family education and guidance from the care team about the growth and development of your baby. Your child’s assessments and unique needs will guide education subjects. Learn about infant and child nutrition, how to provide personal care and other personalized topics.