The tiniest patients at the Bayshore Medical Center are cared for in our Level II or Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Our board-certified neonatologists work with neonatal nurse practitioners that staff the unit 24-hours-a-day, and NICU registered nurses monitor and care for each baby in the unit.
In addition to our highly-qualified NICU team, your baby will also have access to subspecialties in ophthalmology, cardiology, gastroenterology, otolaryngology, and infectious disease; as well as a licensed nutritionist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, and board-certified lactation consultants.
The NICU team consists of board-certified neonatologists, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NNP), and specially- trained NICU staff nurses.
Babies who may need the NICU include:
- Premature infants
- Infants with respiratory problems
- Infants with infectious diseases
- Infants with nutritional deficits
- Infants who need observation for temporary problems that follow delivery
Our family-centered approach to care means unlimited visitation for parents and grandparents, and upon “graduation” from the NICU, families may request Basic Life Support education.