For premature infants or newborns needing special care immediately after birth, Carolinas Medical Center-University offers a Level III Neonatal Care Unit (NCU). The NCU works cooperatively with the Maternity Center to provide comprehensive, 24-hour care. Our NCU staff includes neonatologists, registered nurses and neonatal nurse practitioners who offer the latest technology in a warm and supportive environment. The NCU can provide extra assistance for babies born as early as 28 weeks. Should even more specialized care be required, transport to the Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery at Carolinas Medical Center is available. Learn more.