Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Level III Neonatal Care for Premature or Full Term Infants Needing Special Care
Some of our smallest patients will require extra attention. Newborns who are born prematurely or with mild to serious illness may be admitted to our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for more intensive medical care. We care for babies born at or after 24 weeks gestation.
Having a baby in the NICU can be unexpected and frightening. At Rose, we understand this, so we not only provide state of the art, lifesaving care for your child, but we also treat you and your family with compassion and empathy. We believe in using the healing power of love and touch to give our youngest patients the best care possible. Our mission statement is to provide the highest quality of health care in collaboration with the family while supporting the optimal development of the infant.
The NICU at Rose Includes:
- Level III rating
- 24 beds located in 18 private rooms with isolation capabilities
- Infant rooms that accommodate the family to stay at the bedside as much as they desire
- 24/7 coverage by board-certified neonatologists (doctors specializing in the care of premature and seriously ill newborns) and neonatal nurse practitioners
- Liberal 24 hour per day visitation
- Waiting area for visitors
- A Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP)-trained developmental specialist
- Three certified lactation consultants who are also NICU nurses
- Available donor breast milk
- Kangaroo Care, or skin to skin holding, is encouraged
- Secure unit to ensure safety
All of our rooms are private rooms, many of which will hold twins or triplets. Each is equipped with a giraffe bed, which transitions from the needs of the extremely premature baby to the needs of the “grower-feeder” who is transitioning to home.
Each private room is equipped with everything needed to assist with breast milk production and feeding of your infant. Individual room refrigerators keep the milk at your infant’s bedside. We offer specialized breast pumps designed to increase milk production for the premature infant, and infant milk warmers that provide a consistent feeding temperature of the milk for optimal utilization of the nutrients.
We recognize that private rooms are the best environments for the ill or premature infant, but seek to offer socialization to the families, recognizing that you are not alone in your NICU journey. We offer daily tea time in the family lounge where we encourage families to interact.
Highly Experienced NICU Staff
The Rose NICU team has 55 combined years of experience in treating premature and ill newborns. Plus, our nursing staff has an average of 16 years of experience in neonatal intensive care alone. We do our best to get you and your baby home as quickly as possible so that you can concentrate on what's important – being a family.