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