Visiting the NICU | Overview
Welcome to our NICU
We are committed to providing the highest quality care in a manner that is sensitive to your child’s age, cultural background, and individual needs.
Your child’s clinical care team
- NICU Medical Director: An attending neonatologist who provides patient care and manages and oversees unit operations
- Attending Neonatologist: A pediatrician who has advanced specialty training in newborn illness and critical care
- Neonatal Fellow: A pediatrician who has completed residency and is receiving specialized training in neonatology
- Attending Pediatric Surgeon: A surgeon who has completed advanced training in pediatric and neonatal surgery and critical care
- Surgical Fellow: A doctor who has completed residency and is continuing surgical advanced training in pediatric and neonatal surgery
- Neonatal Nurse Manager: A registered nurse who has had extensive clinical experience in neonatology and also holds an advanced degree in neonatal and pediatric clinical practice and/or nursing management
- Neonatal/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: An advanced practice nurse who has received extensive training and is licensed to provide full clinical management and prescribing for infants.
- Bedside Nurse: A licensed registered nurse who has received additional training in the care of critically ill infants
- Social Worker: A licensed professional who provides a range of psychosocial services to enhance the quality of care for patients and families, both within the hospital and the community
- Respiratory Therapist: A licensed professional in respiratory care who provides consultation to the primary team for issues involving airway, breathing problems and ventilator management
- Clinical Assistant: A nursing assistant who partners with a nurse in helping with various newborn care activities
- Chaplain: A member of the clergy who is available 24 hours a day to offer spiritual and emotional support
- Child Life Specialist: A person who uses interventions and play to help enhance patient care and who helps siblings and families adjust to health care experience
- Resource Specialist: A person who helps patients and families find information and services within and outside of the hospital. Please speak with your social worker about meeting with a resource specialist
- Always wear your Parent ID Badge.
- Check in at the NICU front desk each time you arrive on the unit.
- Perform hand hygiene prior to entering the NICU.
- Parents and guardians are welcome to visit the unit 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- We recommend two visitors at a time and ask that visitors be accompanied by a parent.
- Always complete the visitor’s screening questionnaire at the front desk before entering
- Please visit the Hale Family Center for Families in the lobby to apply for income-based free parking programs.