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Special Care Nursery

FMC's Special Care Nursery (SCN) is certified as a Level II Enhanced Perinatal Center by the Arizona Perinatal Trust, and provides care for newborns delivered from 28-weeks gestation and older.  

The interdisciplinary team works together to provide high-quality healthcare with a caring, personal touch, and a neuro-developmental follow-up clinic.

Our team includes:

  • Obstetricians
  • Maternal fetal specialist
  • Neonatologist
  • Pediatric cardiologist
  • Registered nurses
  • Pediatric and family practice physicians
  • Lactation consultant
  • New parent support coordinator
  • Care coordinators
  • Perinatal social worker
  • Development specialists 

The nursery is located on the first floor of the Women and Infants’ Center.

The nursery offers the following services and amenities:

  • Eighteen continuing care nursery beds 
  • Four-bed neighborhoods, providing privacy with reduced noise levels 
  • Continuing focus on developmentally sensitive care
  • Three family rooms where qualified parents can spend the night 
  • Sibling playroom adjacent to the family waiting room
  • Extended transition room for babies requiring more time to adjust to the external environment
  • Neonatal nurse practitioner on site, 24-hours a day
  • State-of-the-art monitoring system 
  • Basic radiology services available within the department 
  • Special entrance to the new building


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