Carla Worley Saunders, MEDNAX-affiliated neonatal nurse practitioner at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn., has spent decades caring for premature infants. In 2010, her job began to change as the hospital was faced with an increasing number of NICU babies who were withdrawing from opiates. When she and associate Kyle Cook discovered that no one knew how to treat these babies, they helped spearhead the establishment of one of the first treatment protocols for babies exposed to opioids and a program connecting mothers with treatment and therapy.

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