Neonatal Special Care Unit (NSCU)
Nothing is more important to you than the health and safety of your baby, and we are committed to ensuring the best possible care to our patients – especially our tiniest ones.
Why Would My Baby Need the NSCU?
UnityPoint Health – Trinity partners with families to ensure fragile newborns and women with high-risk pregnancies in our community have access to a full team of specialists and board-certified neonatologists, advanced facilities and the best possible care to meet their individual needs.
Our Level II NSCU provides expert medical care for babies who are sick or who are born too early (before 37 weeks of pregnancy). We offer private bays for families as well as several private rooms to accommodate twins or triplets. Our littlest patients can need the biggest care, so each care area is equipped with the latest in technology as well as offering amenities for parents.
Our top priority is to provide a safe and healthy environment for your baby. To do this, the following guidelines are in place:
- The NSCU is locked 24 hours a day. As parents, you may visit your baby anytime of the day or night. All visitors are monitored by our dedicated NSCU care team.
- Illnesses in adults, like the common cold, can be very harmful for an NSCU baby. We kindly request that parents, siblings or visitors refrain from visiting if they have any signs or symptoms of illness. Please be aware sibling and visitor guidelines may change due to seasonal illnesses.
- To protect your baby from illness, all parents and visitors are required to wash their hands each time they enter the unit and baby's room. We also request hands be washed or sanitized prior to touching your baby.
- To protect the privacy of NSCU families, our staff is not allowed to discuss other babies and their care with any visitors.