A Healing Environment
The Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) combines a quiet, healing environment with leading edge medical and technical care.
The unit has 12,000 square feet devoted to patient and family care, and blends high-tech and high-touch elements. It replaced an old, two-room, 23-bed unit. As with the older unit, the new NICU is designated Level III, which means it provides the most advanced care available for premature and severely ill babies.
Private Patient Rooms
Private rooms provide a peaceful setting where new parents can nurture and bond with their babies, and gain confidence in caring for them. Moms can work on breastfeeding skills, too.
Architects designed each patient room with three distinct "zones." Equipment and supplies for the medical and nursing staff are nearest the door; the bassinette, life-sustaining technology and baby supplies are in the middle; and a sleeper sofa and storage cabinets for parents are near the window. Also, seven rooms have the flexibility to accommodate families with multiple births.