Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Retirement won’t slow down pioneering neonatal nurse Odessa Settles

Odessa Settles may have retired after spending more than 50 years as a neonatal nurse at Vanderbilt, but her career is far from over.

Meg Rush, MD, MMHC, talks about the history of the Stahlman NICU during the reception marking the unit’s closure.

Stahlman NICU transitions to new resuscitation unit

Vanderbilt’s The Stahlman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, one of the first modern neonatal intensive care units in the world, cared for its last baby and closed at the end of May.

Cannula shortage led to more invasive lung support for infants

A Vanderbilt study found that a three-year shortage of a common cannula used in young infants needing lung support forced hospitals across the United States to switch to a more invasive form of lung support,

Respiratory therapist Melanie Walker now works at Children’s Hospital helping NICU patients with breathing needs.

Respiratory therapist was once a neonatal intensive care unit patient

Melanie Walker knows was once a patient in Vanderbilt’s neonatal intensive care unit. Today, she’s a respiratory therapist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Study seeks to increase volume-targeted ventilation use

For more than two decades, evidence has accrued that the use of volume-targeted ventilation (VTV) results in better outcomes in neonates who require mechanical ventilation in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

From left, Kathryn Carell Brown, Joe Don Rooney, Jay DeMarcus and Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts, Allison DeMarcus, Meg Rush, MD, MMHC, Scott Borchetta, Maddie Wright, Dalton Waggoner, Sandi Spika Borchetta, Sheryl Crow, Carly Pearce and Thomas Rhett prepare for the ribbon cutting of the Big Machine Neighborhood on the new 11th floor at Children’s Hospital.

Big Machine Neighborhood debuts in new NICU space

Big Machine Label Group (BMLG), a longtime supporter of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, recently celebrated the opening of the Big Machine Neighborhood, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) wing on the new 11th floor of the hospital.