Our Level II Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) offers state of the art technology and services to ensure that newborns with high risk complications get the best opportunity at a healthy life. Our NICU is staffed with specially trained nurses to care for newborn gestational age of 32 weeks and above.
Prior to coming to Garden City and St. Catherine Hospital, Dr. Stephen Meyers saw the need for newborn intensive care services in southwest Kansas. In the summer of 1977 he and his family moved to Garden City and before the truck with their belongings was even unpacked, Dr. Meyers had treated his first newborn patient at St. Catherine Hosptial. Just like that little boy born in July, 1977 the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at St. Catherine Hospital flourished under Dr. Meyers' care.
The Stephen C. Meyers, MD Endowed Fund will ensure that the NICU at St. Catherine Hospital continues to provide the highest level of care available in southwest Kansas. By ensuring that education opportunities are available to nurses and respiratory therapists, we can provide specialized pediatric and neonatal care for years to come.
Each year the Pro-Am honors a "graduate" of the NICU, a child that is now thriving thanks to the life-saving care and technology our department provides. This year we honor two.
The 2018 NICU Graduates are Gavin and Grayson, sons of Richard and Emily Burns of Garden City. The twins surprised everyone when they arrived eight weeks premature on May 8th, 2014. Gavin weighed 4 lbs 7 oz and Grayson weighed 3 lbs 7 oz. The boys were admitted into the NICU at St. Catherine Hospital and spent the first four weeks of their lives there. Now they are thriving four year olds thanks to the special care and life-saving treatment tey were given by Dr. Hall, Dr. Shull and the amzaing team of nurses at St. Catherine Hospital NICU.