Special Care Nursery
Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is staffed with specially trained NICU nurses and lactation counselors to support you and your baby. The NICU is a Level II Nursery which cares for babies at 28 weeks gestation but also has relationships with tertiary centers if needed.
The Special Care Nursery is designed to provide a quiet, restful environment for newborns, while allowing staff to deliver advanced care with the latest technology. We work with parents to provide an individualized plan of care to meet each baby’s unique needs.
We encourage parents to spend as much time with their newborns as possible. Most babies can be held even with special equipment. You will be able to touch your baby while he or she is an isolette.
Our staff can teach you bonding techniques such as “kangaroo care”, in which the baby is placed on your bare chest for skin to skin contact.
Parents and family members may use special transition rooms when visiting the baby. The rooms are available for parents to stay overnight with their baby in preparation for discharge.