Newborn Intensive Care Unit
612-873-2229, or 612-873-BABY
Should the need arise, intensive care services are available at a moment’s notice because our Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is strategically located next to the Birth Center. Our Level IIIB NICU provides the highest level of care in a warm and nurturing environment for infants in distress at birth, those requiring close observation and those transferred from other facilities for treatment of neonatal diseases.
The NICU is staffed around the clock by a comprehensive team of specialists, including Neonatologists, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Neonatal Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, plus a Pediatric Nutritionist, Pharmacist, Social Worker and dedicated Public Health Nurse.
Our unit offers advanced respiratory support for babies with breathing difficulties, including high frequency ventilation and inhaled nitric oxide. We provide cardiac and respiratory monitoring equipment as well as laboratory and imaging facilities such as X-ray, CT and MRI. Lactation Consultants and an Occupational Therapist will work with families on ensuring their infant’s growth and development.