The neonatal intensive care unit — or NICU — at Providence St. Patrick Hospital treats our tiniest and sickest patients. Our specially trained team uses advanced technology, sophisticated treatments and plenty of love to help your newborn have the best start to life.
We know you’ll be worried and have questions, and we take good care of you, too. We teach you what your baby needs and show you how to support your child even when you’re feeling stressed.
We monitor your baby around the clock and welcome you to spend as much time with your baby as possible.
Babies in the NICU can have many different health challenges. We provide acute care and treatments are based on your child’s needs.
It’s common for premature babies and those with other health issues to have ongoing challenges early in life. We continue to monitor at-risk babies after they leave the NICU.
It’s natural to be concerned about your baby and to have questions. We answer your questions and offer guidance on how to best support your child.
Services we offer include:
- Activities and exercises to promote healthy development
- Assessment and developmental screenings at key points in your young child’s life
- Care coordination to make sure your family has access to needed services
- Education on developmental milestones
- Hearing assessment
Our team is intent on helping your baby get better and helping you manage your baby’s care. Team members include:
- Breastfeeding consultants
- Case managers
- Clinical educators
- Family medicine doctors
- Occupational therapists
- Speech therapists
- Registered dietitians
- Respiratory therapists
- Social workers