Proud member of the Nursery Alliance

We work to give the best care possible to our patients. That's why we are proud to be a member of Arkansas Children's Hospital Nursery Alliance. As the state's only Arkansas Department of Health-designated Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Arkansas Children’s Hospital has created the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Nursery Alliance to support hospitals around the state so that their patients and families can receive care closer to home.

The Nursery Alliance establishes coordination of care between neonatologists, nursing, and other clinical staff at ACH’s NICU and physicians in our hospitals’ NICUs and newborn nursery to help further improve the quality of newborn care as measured through outcomes, in particular, infant mortality.

It creates networking and learning opportunities for us, Arkansas Children's Hospital and all the members allowing us all to work together to improve the health and well-being of babies and their families. 


Nursery Alliance members receive support from Arkansas Children’s Hospital’s NICU team:

  • Neonatologists at ACH provide immediate consults to physicians, educational support, quality data review, implementation of best practices in collaboration with ACH, and provide training as needed to help the babies at our hospital or any member hospital get the best care possible.
  • ACH nurses and other key interdisciplinary care teams are available for consults, staff education, and access to best practice standards of care to assist us in the care of infants and high-risk newborns.
  • The alliance offers development of opportunities to improve outcomes and participation in ongoing research.
  • Formal processes for coordinated care prior to transport when a higher level of care is needed have been instituted, plus post-discharge follow-up by monitoring and measuring late morbidities through an expanded High-Risk Newborn Clinic network.