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Our Smallest Patients Are a Big Priority

If your baby is born with special health care needs, Valley Presbyterian Hospital's medical team is specially trained and equipped to provide comprehensive health care services.

Our 32-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is rated as a Level III, Community Special Care Center by California Children's Services (CCS). The CCS program is administered between the state and county health departments, and provides standards for excellence in care in the treatment of children under age 21. Our board-certified and CCS-paneled neonatal intensivists provide around-the-clock care to critically ill newborns, and deliver coordinated care with a team of pediatric specialists and sub-specialists. This dedicated team includes:

  • On-site, board-certified neonatal physicians (American Board of Pediatrics Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine or American Board of Osteopathic Pediatrics-Neonatology)
  • Neonatal nurses and nurse practitioners
  • Physical, respiratory, speech-language and occupational therapists
  • Pediatric physicians representing a range of subspecialties such as cardiology, neurology and orthopaedics.

Using a multidisciplinary approach, our NICU care team deploys a wide range of medical treatments and developmental care, ensuring a safe and effective care plan based on your baby's individual health needs.

In addition, our NICU features advanced technology to provide the special care that our tiniest patients need, and features two Isolation Pressure Negative rooms for newborns with compromised immune systems, or for those who are at high risk for contracting a communicable disease.

As one of the largest NICUs in the Valley region, our unit receives transfers from other hospitals in the area. Our staff provides compassionate, family-centered care and treatment, including access to your newborn, regular information on condition and treatment, and education about ongoing care after discharge from the hospital.

To learn more, contact us at 818.902.2978