Your baby deserves the best care possible, and that is what Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital provides.
Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is located near the Mother/Baby Unit.
The security of having their baby nearby is comforting to parents whose baby needs special care. Here, premature babies and critically ill newborns receive the highest level of care from specially trained physicians and registered nurses. The hospital is staffed around the clock with Neonatologists who are pediatricians with three additional years of training in newborn pediatrics. They have expertise in complications and providing specialized medical care for newborns.
In addition to Neonatologists, special care is provided by neonatal nurse practitioners who are on duty 24 hours a day. These practitioners are registered nurses who have additional education and experience in the care of sick newborns as well as ongoing care of newborns.
Parents are encouraged to call and visit. Parents, grandparents and close friends may visit as long as they are free from illness. Siblings who are healthy and supervised may visit, although no other children may visit. Parents are welcome in the NICU 24 hours a day, and are encouraged to participate in their infant's care.
The NICU nursing staff will be happy to explain any of the activities regarding your baby's care. If you are planning to breastfeed your baby, the nurses and lactation specialists can give you the support and encouragement you need. Families may call the NICU anytime day or night with concerns or issues.