Special Care Nursery

For Babies Needing Special Care

Sometimes newborn babies need some extra care – and that’s why Winchester Hospital's Special Care Nursery is here for your baby and your family.


Since 1988, Winchester Hospital's Level IIB Special Care Nursery has provided skilled and compassionate care to babies needing the specialized care.


Our goal is to provide babies with high-quality nursing and medical care specific to their needs and to prepare families to take them home.


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Experienced Caregivers

We hope that each pregnancy ends with a healthy, full-term baby who goes home with mom. However, if needed, Winchester Hospital’s Special Care Nursery is here for your baby and your family.

Full-time board-certified neonatologists Karen McAlmon, MD, medical director, and Kimberlee Chatson, MD, associate director, are joined by three other full-time neonatal physician specialists and specifically trained Special Care nurese to provide around-the-clock, in-house care for infants in the unit.

These doctors, through collaborative relationships, also provide care at the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Our health care team consists of an in-house physician 24 hours a day. Special Care Registered nurses, lactation consultant services, social workers and our maternal/child case manager will be available to assist you with discharge planning and insurance concerns.

Our goal is to provide babies with continued quality nursing and medical care. We also strive to prepare families and babies for life after the hospital.

Integrative Therapies

To complement our excellent medical and surgical services, Winchester Hospital offers alternative therapies, including acupuncture, hypnotherapy, massage therapy, yoga and more.

Emergency Services

Emergency care at Winchester Hospital is stronger than ever. We offer the latest technology, medical care and pediatric services through a partnership with specialists from Boston Children’s Hospital.