The Harriet and Ronald Lassin Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit (N/IICU) is a state-of-the-art intensive care unit that provides care for newborns and infants. The unit serves critically ill newborns and infants who need general medical or surgical intervention, ECMO or apnea screening. It also accommodates patients with other medical problems who need the expertise of newborn intensive care staff .
Our recently renovated and expanded NIICU has a variety of amenities for families and staff, including:
The newborn care team provides care to babies in the unit 24 hours a day. Our team includes:
The nursing staff is organized into teams that provide family-centered care from admission through discharge.
The medical staff is also organized into teams, led by a senior neonatologist (a specialist in newborn intensive care). Fellows, pediatric residents, neonatal nurse practitioners and pediatricians work with the neonatologists on each team to provide care for 12-15 babies.
One of the medical teams is devoted to the care of newborns requiring surgery, and specialized nurse practitioners and surgeons work with the neonatologists on this team.