Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Excellent Care for Our Most Vulnerable Patients
Questions? We can help.
Our 32-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Level III, provides the
highest level of care for newborns born ill or premature, and is one of
the largest units of its kind in the San Fernando Valley.
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. At Valley
Presbyterian Hospital, board-certified neonatal intensivists work seamlessly
with a team of dedicated nurses — who are specially trained and
certified in critical newborn care — and in-house therapists, dieticians,
and lactation consultants. Our staff is committed to delivering compassionate,
family-centered care for the tiniest and most vulnerable patients.
Our specialized services:
- 24/7 patient observation and monitoring
Diagnosis and treatment (including preventative treatment) for:
- Two Isolation Pressure Negative rooms for newborns with compromised immune
systems, or for those who are at high risk for contracting a communicable disease.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why would my baby need to be admitted to the NICU?
Answer: Your baby may be admitted to our NICU for one of several reasons. If your
newborn needs a little extra attention for a few days, or is born prematurely
or critically ill, our NICU can provide a safe environment with a highly
trained staff and advanced medical equipment.
How long will my baby need to stay in the NICU?
Answer: Length of stay in the NICU depends on a number of medical factors. Some
newborns stay in the NICU for up to two months or even longer. As a parent
of an infant in our NICU, rest assured our staff wants you to enjoy your
new family member in your home's environment as soon as possible. They
know your baby's discharge from the NICU is an exciting time and are aware
you may have some anxious moments before this occurs. Please don't hesitate
to ask your care team any questions about your baby's care plan. The staff
in our NICU will make every effort to address your needs, and give you
and your family peace of mind leading to the day when your baby comes home.