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We understand that giving birth to a sick or premature baby can be unexpected and frightening for a parent

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The specialized clinicians in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) make it their goal to provide parents with the information they need to understand their baby's condition, possible treatments and how they can best help.

Our NICUs combine advanced technology and highly trained healthcare professionals to provide specialized care for the tiniest patients. We care for newborns and infants for a variety of reasons including premature births (less than 37 weeks), respiratory distress, birth defects, infections and other illnesses. We provide advanced life support and technologies for infants as early as 24 weeks gestation.

Whenever your baby arrives, rest assured that our highly-trained staff in the NICU is equipped to care for the most delicate patient. For more information about the services offered at the NICU, please call 1.844.BSW.DOCS (1.844.279.3627).

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NICU levels of care for your baby
Level I NICU
This kind of nursery is best for babies born on time who can breathe on their own and can maintain their body temperature.
Level II NICU
This kind of nursery is best for babies born early who may be underweight and who need equipment to help them breathe.
Level III NICU
This kind of nursery is best for babies born before 32 weeks who are underweight, are critically ill or babies who need equipment to help them breathe to stay alive.
Level IV NICU
This is the highest level of care. This kind of nursery takes care of babies who need special surgery for birth defects and other disorders. This nursery has a full range of healthcare providers, specialized nurses and equipment to care of sick babies.

Advanced life-support services and technologies for premature and seriously ill newborns

  • 24-hour, on-site board-certified neonatal specialists
  • Specially-trained and certified neonatal nurses, nurse practitioners and respiratory therapists
  • Treatment for high-risk infants as early as 24 weeks gestation
  • Advanced ventilators and respiratory technology
  • Surgical services
  • Specialized monitoring equipment
  • Adaptable, self-contained Giraffe OmniBeds (versatile infant beds that provide emergency access and that convert to a protective, quiet environment which allows appropriate growth and development of the newborn)
  • Nutritional support
  • Flexible visitation hours
  • Kangaroo care, or skin-to-skin contact
  • Sleeper sofas and showers
  • Family lounge
  • Flexible visiting hours for parents and friends
  • 24/7 online access to view your baby through our web camera system
  • Comprehensive discharge planning and coordination
  • Specialized educational materials and dedicated staff to help you understand your baby's unique health needs.
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NICU team members

Our skilled team is designed to promote optimal developmental care for sick infants working together 24/7:

  • Neonatologists
  • Neonatal nurse practitioners
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Social workers
  • Chaplains
  • Registered nurses
  • Lactation consultants
  • Family care coordinators
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