Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
NWH’s Center for Maternal/Child Care is certified by the State of New York as a 10-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
The availability of a Level III NICU has reduced the need to transfer sick newborns to other facilities and has allowed parents to be close by for their child’s care.
The NICU is equipped to stabilize and treat life-threatening emergencies and illnesses in newborns.
The staff cares for babies who weigh as little as 750 grams (approximately 2 pounds) at birth and for those infants who require respiratory support, such as nasal CPAP or a ventilator.
NICU at NWH is staffed by full-time neonatologists, who are board-certified in pediatrics as well as neonatal and perinatal medicine. It is also staffed by highly-trained nurses who provide 24 hour care for all high-risk infants.
The nursery is adjacent to the Labor and Delivery suites, making it immediately accessible to any newborn requiring care.
NWH was the first community hospital in Westchester County to open a Neonatal Unit.