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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Most newborns are healthy, but it’s reassuring to know you can count on our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) if your baby has special needs. The NICU has board-certified neonatologists, special staff, technology and equipment to care for premature babies or newborns with medical complications. In fact, because we’re able to take care of babies with special needs, hospitals in the area often transfer babies needing extra care to us.

Babies in the NICU

The Level III NICU at PIH Health has advanced technology and treatments to stabilize your baby, support physical functions like breathing and feeding, and treat medical conditions. Special baby doctors known as neonatologists lead a team of caring experts. The team includes neonatal nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, registered nurses, dieticians, clinical pharmacists, social workers, respiratory and occupational therapists, and other skilled professionals devoted to your baby’s health and well-being.

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Kangaroo Care 

When your baby is in the hospital longer than expected, life changes for your whole family. We know how important it is for you to be close to your little one. That’s why we support “kangaroo care,” which lets you hold your baby against your chest so you can bond. If you choose to breastfeed, we’ll help you do so as soon as it’s possible. As your baby improves, you’ll be encouraged to learn how to feed, bathe and care for him or her in preparation for going home.

You also benefit from our services after you leave the hospital—everything from parent support groups and breastfeeding support groups to infant CPR classes for family members.

High-Risk Infant Follow-Up Clinic

Babies who were born prematurely or who have complications may need additional support after they leave the hospital. The High-Risk Infant Follow-up (HRIF) Clinic at PIH Health is committed to helping these babies reach their full potential.

The clinic follows infants who’ve been discharged from the NICU and who are identified as being at risk for developmental delays. We’ll track your baby’s development, identify needs for additional services and refer you to support programs, if appropriate. And we stay in touch with your baby’s primary care doctor so that all care providers are working to reach the best possible outcomes for your child.

Contact Us: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Call today to learn more about the NICU at PIH Health.

562.698.0811 Ext. 17529

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