VISITOR RESTRICTIONS: Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs)

Due to the increase of respiratory illnesses in the community, Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL have implemented the following visitor restriction for our NICUs:

  • No visitors under the age of 14
  • Only three visitors at the bedside at one time

Level IV NICU at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL

Neonatal Intensive Care Nurseries at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL

The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL campus has the largest NICU in the region. This Level IV NICU offers board-certified neonatologists and hospitalists on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing unparalleled maternal and newborn care.

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children Denver

Our Philosophy

We believe each child is a complete being with his or her own unique strengths and capabilities, with a right to achieve their own potential.

Each child and family has the right:

  • To identify their needs and experience change in a supportive environment
  • To express their needs and have those needs responded to appropriately
  • To experience life with dignity

We recognize our responsibility to advocate for and deliver excellent, quality care to all families. We are committed to the goal of establishing an environment, which supports the family.

Neonatal Intensive Care Nurseries for Seriously Ill Infants

The 84-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is staffed around the clock for the most seriously ill infants.  Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL is the only children's hospital in the region staffed 24 hours a day with board-certified neonatologists specializing in acute delivery room resuscitation, respiratory care, high-frequency ventilation and surgery.

About Our NICU

Our Level IV NICU provides private rooms for ill and/or premature newborns as well as a few larger rooms for multiple births, such as twins and triplets. It also holds a specially designed space for  minor surgical and other procedures to be performed without moving the baby to a different floor. Please view our virtual tour  for additional information about our unit.

The Graduate Nursery

When a baby grows and becomes stronger, he or she will be transferred to a different area of the NICU floor. Here, the staff help parents learn how to care for their infants with the security of knowing an experienced nurse always is available to provide assistance to them. Babies may go home with their parents from the NICU or may be transferred to a hospital closest to their homes until they are ready to be discharged. Support services through Case Managers and Social Workers also are available to help transition the infant's care as needed.