Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
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Having a baby is quite miraculous but sometimes newborns need extra attention. If your baby needs special care, the Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Rancho Springs Medical Center can help put your mind at ease. The NICU is located just steps from our labor and delivery suites and is staffed by a number of specialized healthcare professionals who can help with babies born prematurely or who show signs of a problem in the first few days of being born.
What is A NICU?
The NICU at Rancho Springs Medical Center is a special place in the hospital for newborn babies who need extra care because they were born prematurely, had difficulty during delivery or have unusual medical conditions during their first days of life.
If your baby has to stay in the NICU, a team of specialized professionals, including nurses, neonatologists, therapists, nutritionists, lab technicians, pharmacists, chaplains and social workers, participates in individualized care plans for each individual baby.
The length of your baby's stay will depend on the severity of his or her condition, weight, gestational age and the readiness of you and your family to provide care at home.
Level II NICU AT RANCHO SPRINGS
- 11 beds
- Strong nurse to baby ratio, meeting American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guidelines, and based on each baby’s needs
- Waiting area for NICU parents — outside the maternity entrance double doors
- Sleep accommodations for parents — please ask
- Visiting hours are open, just be aware of your baby’s needs and nursing schedules — your baby’s primary nurse can tell you the best times for you to be with your baby
- Labor and delivery tours