Mercy Children's Hospital
Services - Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
In the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, it is our belief that care is family-centered. You will be included right from the start in planning your child's care. You will work with a team of specialists from a variety of medical disciplines who are specially trained in newborn intensive care.
Whether your child is in the NICU for a short period of observation and stabilization or for a long time because of extreme prematurity or complicated illness, you are essential to his/her care and well-being. You are a partner in the effort to speed your baby’s recovery, so we encourage you to communicate even your slightest concerns or suggestions.
Your baby is in a Level III Perinatal Center, the highest designation awarded by the state.
The healthcare professionals caring for your child may include:
- Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician
- Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
- Staff Nurse
- Lactation Consultant
- Health Unit Coordinator
- Pediatric Therapists
- Pastoral Care Staff
- Early Intervention Coordinator
- Respiratory Therapists
- Social Services Staff
- Disease/Outcomes Managers