Our Tiniest Texans™ program
Dedicated to the care of micro-preemies
The Tiniest Texans™ program at Baylor University Medical Center is dedicated to the care of micro-preemies, which is what we call a baby born at less than 28 weeks or weighing less than 1000g. Micro-preemies are at higher risk for a multitude of complications such as brain bleeds, improper eye development, developmental delays and chronic lung disease. The care these babies receive in their first hours, weeks, and months of life can have a permanent impact on their lives.
The Tiniest Texans™ program within Baylor University Medical Center’s Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is focused on offering a comprehensive approach to caring for micro-preemies that incorporates the following components:
- A tailored environment, that is quieter and provides less stimulation
- A specially trained care team, with special certifications and expertise to care for small babies
- Advanced equipment, with the latest technology to reduce complications, and protocols designed to support the most vulnerable newborns
- Family-centered support and healthcare information to encourage bonding between parents and their babies
For these tiny babies, a brighter future becomes possible by being born somewhere that can provide them with the highest quality of care. The Tiniest Texans™ Program offers care that is well-beyond what is available in the typical NICU setting, helping to reduce babies’ developmental delays, chronic medical problems, and support long-term quality of life.