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Our History

In order to serve the tiniest of those affected by the opioid epidemic, Lily's Place opened its doors in October 2014 as the first Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Center in the United States. Click below to see milestones and highlights from our journey thus far.

Our Story

Our Facility

Babies born with NAS require specialized care. At Lily's Place, we strive to make them as comfortable as possible while going through the weaning process. Our facility is designed in a very specific manner to achieve this goal. Click below for a behind-the-scenes peek inside our facility. 

A Peek Inside

Our Services

Lily's Place provides observational, therapeutic and pharmacological care to infants suffering from prenatal drug exposure. We use proven therapeutic handling methods and the latest weaning techniques to ease withdrawal symptoms. Click below to learn more about what we do.

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The Lily's Place Team


Rebecca Crowder

Executive Director

Rebecca is the Executive Director of Lily’s Place. She has 11 years of experience in recovery administration and is responsible for overseeing the programs and strategic plan of Lily's Place. Rebecca works with our Board of Directors and leads our staff in order to fulfill our mission. She is also the primary contact for all inquiries concerning our replication plan.

Rhonda Edmunds, RN

Director of Nursing

Rhonda is one of the founders of Lily’s Place and was instrumental in creating the NTU at Cabell Huntington Hospital. There, she gained 27 years of experience working in the NICU and NTU. At Lily's Place, she  oversees the day to day care of infants, as well as our patient care staff and scheduling. Rhonda is involved in our community outreach efforts, specifically NAS education. She provides clinical updates of patients to managed care companies and also helps facilitate new admissions.

Megan Bartram, MD

Medical Director

Megan Bartram is a native of Huntington, WV. She graduated from Marshall University Medical School, and completed her training with a Residency in Pediatrics. After training, she accepted a position at Valley Health Southside, where she remains today. Over the past 8 years, she has been devoted to growing her practice in Pediatrics, with a special interest in for caring for substance exposed infants. Since 2013, she has been devoted to caring for these babies at Cabell Huntington Hospital’s Neonatal Therapeutic Unit and joined the Lily’s Place family in 2014. She has recently accepted a positon as Medical Director for Lily’s Place and is excited for the future, and care of substance exposed infants. 

Misty Musser

Office Manager

Misty is our office manager and has been with Lily’s Place since the beginning. She greets our families, answers phone calls and handles all of our administrative needs. She coordinates our clinics and works with our families to schedule follow-up appointments. Misty also handles all of our inventory. If you would like to donate an item to us, please contact Misty!

Marilyn Murdock

Volunteer Coordinator

Marilyn has been with Lily’s Place since we opened our doors. She reviews all volunteer applications and handles the training and scheduling for those interested in helping us here at Lily’s Place. 

Melissa Thompson

Counselor/Social Worker

Melissa has been a behavioral health counselor for over 4 years, specializing in child therapy and adults in recovery or with continuing substance use disorder. Melissa believes that helping children thrive through interventions with children and parents will not only create happy, healthy families, but also a happier and healthier community.


Alicia Christian

Peer Recovery Coach

Alicia is one of our Peer Recovery Coaches here at Lily’s Place. Alicia herself went through 10 years of suffering from addiction and understands exactly what our parents are going through, she now has over 6 years of continuous abstinence-based recovery and a passion for helping others find a life without drugs or alcohol. She is here for the parents to utilize during their baby’s stay and is also available after the baby is released. She has the unique opportunity to relate and empathize with the daily struggles of our parents. Alicia’s primary focus is on our mothers and helping them with encouragement, guidance, and resources to better equip them to become the mothers they wish to be.

Jennifer Chapman

Director of Development

Jennifer joined Lily’s Place in June of 2020. She is a native of Cabell County, and a graduate of Marshall University. She holds a BA in Journalism and uses her love of writing to spread the word about Lily’s Place. She and the development team are responsible for fundraising, including special events, grant writing, donations, marketing, and attends speaking engagements on behalf of Lily’s Place. She believes in the work Lily’s Place does and wants to let  people know about it.

Lily's Place: A Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Center

Mailing Address

PO Box 2
Huntington, WV 25706

Contact

P: (304) 523-5459
F: (304) 523-8341


Hours

By appointment only.

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