Le Bonheur Children’s celebrates NICU Expansion with Ribbon Cutting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital celebrated the opening of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) expansion with a ribbon cutting celebration Thursday morning. This is the first step to opening the larger four-story $95.4 million expansion which will culminate in a grand opening celebration on May 8, 2024.

The expansion brings 14 additional beds to the current 60 bed unit with ability to quickly expand to accommodate future growth. The construction is taking place on the west side of the hospital and will expand the current building to the corner of Poplar and Dunlap Street.

Le Bonheur’s Level IV NICU provides the highest level of acute care for babies with the most complex medical issues. Babies come to Le Bonheur from around the region for expert care.

“Advancements in fetal medicine and NICU care have increased survival rates for babies born preterm or with complex congenital anomalies. As a result, NICU use and demand have increased across the region and nationally,” said Le Bonheur President Trey Eubanks, MD, FACS. “This expansion will provide us space and support for this special and unique program that children from throughout the region depend on Le Bonheur for this level of care.

About Le Bonheur Children’s 

Le Bonheur Children’s, based in Memphis, Tenn., provides expert care for children in more than 45 pediatric subspecialties, encompassing robust community programs, a pediatric research institute and regional outpatient centers in Jackson, Tenn., Tupelo, Miss., and Jonesboro, Ark.  Le Bonheur also features a 255-bed hospital in Memphis and a 21-bed satellite hospital within Jackson-Madison County

General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. As the primary pediatric teaching affiliate for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Le Bonheur trains more than 350 pediatricians and specialists each year. Nationally recognized, Le Bonheur has been named a U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital for 13 consecutive years and is a Magnet-designated facility, the ultimate credential for high-quality patient care and nursing excellence.  

 For more information, please call (901) 287-6030 or visit lebonheur.org. Connect with us at facebook.com/lebonheurchildrens, twitter.com/lebonheurchild or on Instagram at lebonheurchildrens. 

Posted: 3/28/24