About the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides a full range of medical services for at-risk and critically ill infants throughout the state. We are consistently the preferred choice for mothers and expectant mothers whose infants need
intensive care.

We are the only Level 4 NICU in the state, which means we provide the highest level of NICU care available. 

Some of our unique services include:

  • Nitric oxide therapy
  • High-frequency ventilation
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Total Body Cooling
  • Surgical services (cardiovascular, general, ENT, neurosurgery)
  • Pediatric subspecialty services (genetics, nephrology, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, and more)
  • 24/7 neonatology & NNP coverage

Located on the third floor of the South Wing, just off the pink elevators, the 104-bed NICU includes 22 private rooms that allow parents to room-in when the infant’s health allows. 

Your infant is cared for by a team of experienced neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners (NNP), who are available 24/7. Your child’s care team may also include: resident doctors, nurses, physical, occupational and speech therapists, Child Life specialists, pharmacists, social workers, nutritionists, pastoral care, patient care technicians, clinical unit secretaries, unit secretaries, financial counselors, respiratory therapists and numerous consulting services.


Arkansas Children’s | Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Little Rock, AR 72202
Unidad Principal: 501-364-1244
Toll Free: 1-800-274-5437

Horario de visitas: 9:00 a. m. a 9:00 p. m.

Parents/guardians are invited and encouraged to stay with their infant 24/7. Other visitors may visit from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, unless there are special circumstances. Visitors are welcome while the parents are present and all visitors must be accompanied by a parent to the baby's bedside. To ensure the safety and security of all of our patients, parents and visitors must check in at the NICU reception desk and complete a daily health screen prior to entering the unit.

The NICU includes a Family House area inside the unit where families may rest.

Nursing Director:
Luann Jones, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, NE-BC