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Special Care Nursery

East Cooper Medical Center is proud to provide our community with the longest standing Level II Special Care Nursery in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Our top priority is that every newborn arrives happy and healthy. However, at times there can be situations where a newborn may come too early or have an unexpected (or anticipated) complication that requires specialized attention.

A Level II Special Care Nursery is capable of caring for preterm infants from gestation 32 weeks to term and weighing more than 3 lbs 5 oz. We provide care for infants with complications and who need very specialized medical attention such as newborns who:

  • May need to be placed in an incubator
  • Aren’t strong enough to eat well and require tube feedings for easy and critical nutrition

East Cooper Medical Center is proud to have an experienced team of board-certified MUSC-affiliated neonatologists, with a commitment to specialized care. Our neonatologists practice ongoing collaboration with obstetricians and the pediatricians of infants in need of advanced care, and our skilled team of pediatric caregivers offers the highest level of neonatal care in Mt. Pleasant.

The Special Care Nursery at East Cooper Medical Center has neonatal-trained respiratory therapists who specialize in oxygen therapy, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and short-term ventilation. Our team of neonatal-trained physical, occupational, and speech therapists offer comprehensive evaluation and management of infants with feeding difficulties, specifically those associated with immaturity and birth defects.

East Cooper Medical Center has a multi-disciplinary team of medical experts available around the clock to provide support and expertise. Our knowledgeable team of lactation consultants provides assistance with breastfeeding. We have a dedicated team of pharmacists and dieticians that can offer guidance regarding decisions and nutritional needs of our premature babies.

East Cooper Medical Center has access to some of the most state-of-the-art technology and advanced techniques that will ensure you and your baby will receive optimal care in a safe, clean and comfortable environment.

Knowing you will give birth to your baby in a hospital that has delivered more babies than anywhere else east of Cooper, in the area that also has Mt. Pleasant’s longest standing Level II Special Care Nursery, can help you rest easier during this time. Our spacious, state-of-the-art environment and highly trained professionals provide 24-hour, life-saving care for newborns and vital communication to their families.