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St. Joseph Health College Station Hospital NICU Receives Level III Status

Bryan, TX, May 23, 2024— St. Joseph Health College Station Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit has been awarded a level III status from the Texas Department of State Health Services. The NICU, which is part of The Brazos Valley Pavilion for Women at St. Joseph Health College Station Hospital, offers all-private ICU rooms to ensure the safety of newborns and to provide a soothing, more healing environment for patients and family. Additionally, the hospital continues a relationship withTexas Children’s Hospital Neonatologists who care for newborns in the NICU. 

The level III NICU has the capability to care for infants of all gestational ages with mild to critical illnesses or requiring sustained life support and must provide care for mothers while also ensuring access to a full range of pediatric medical subspecialties and pediatric surgical specialists.

“Our team at The Brazos Valley Pavilion for Women has done an excellent job of ensuring our littlest patients are able to receive the care they need close to home,” said Kim Shaw, BSN, MBA, FACHE, President and CEO of St. Joseph Health. “It has been our hope all along that we would be able to provide the most comprehensive care in a private, healing and peaceful environment. We are proud that we now have level III status and can keep even more infants here.” 

The Brazos Valley Pavilion for Women is a one-of-a-kind healthcare resource dedicated to women. Women’s services consist of labor & delivery, post-partum, nursery and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), in-pediatric care and gynecological services. All of these services relocated from Regional Hospital (Bryan) to College Station Hospital in 2021.

About St. Joseph Health 

St. Joseph Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, the largest Catholic health system and the second-largest nonprofit hospital chain in the United States. Since 1936, St. Joseph Health has been the Brazos Valley’s leader in providing high-quality, patient-centered health care. Our expansive network encompasses five hospitals, including St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital in Bryan, College Station Hospital, Madison Hospital, Grimes Hospital and Burleson Hospital. St. Joseph Health was the region’s first air medical service and the first in the region to be accredited as a Chest Pain Center and Primary Stroke Center. St. Joseph Health is an academic and clinical partner of Texas A&M Health Science Center. Working together, St. Joseph Health and the Texas A&M Health Network employ over 100 primary care physicians, specialists and advanced practice clinicians. To learn more, visit 

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