Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Highest Level NICU in the County
Greater is having the county’s highest level Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for the little lives who need it most. For premature babies and high-risk deliveries, our Level III NICU provides better outcomes for babies. That’s why our team of experts are specialized in areas like high-risk deliveries, labor & delivery, prenatal care, and more – to be prepared for anything.
As a Levell III Unit, we are certified to care for the smallest of babies, which allows mom and baby to be treated and monitored after delivery at the same hospital.
Our NICU is led by neonatologists who work in partnership with a team of specialists, including:
- Occupational therapists
- Respiratory therapists
- Specially-trained neonatal nurses
Our NICU team is highly skilled in caring for neonatal conditions such as:
- Breathing problems
- Developmental issues
- Feeding or nutrition problems
- Low birth weight
- Genetic diagnosis
The NICU at UM Capital is a Level III unit. This means we are certified to care for the smallest of babies, which allows mom and baby to be treated and monitored after delivery at the same hospital.
Outreach Education on Level III Referral Center Consultation Services
At UM Capital, we promote family-centered care and strive to achieve a family feel, especially in the NICU.
Parents are encouraged and welcome to take part in our daily multidisciplinary rounds, so you can talk with everyone on your baby’s care team and ask questions. Rounds take place at the same time every day, so parents can more easily plan to attend.
Every baby in our care is assigned a primary care nurse, who provides individualized care based on the child’s specific condition.
We also provide and encourage:
24-hour parent visitation: We want you to spend time with your baby.
Breastfeeding/lactation consultants: Available to help moms with breastfeeding and pumping at home. We provide:
- Breastfeeding pumps
- Insulated cooler bags for milk storage and transport
- One on one breastfeeding instructions
Car seat safety: If you want to check the proper installation and use of an infant car seat, you can make an appointment with our certified car seat technician.
Support: We facilitate a monthly parent support group for parents of premature babies, complete with an annual reunion gathering.
Specialized Nutrition in the NICU
Some infants have special nutritional requirements. To ensure these babies receive the proper nutrients, our specially trained dietitians prepare feedings for each baby based on his or her unique needs.
A special room is used for these dietary preparations, which include mixtures of breast milk, formula and other nutrients, such as vitamins and products that enhance a baby’s growth and development.
Babies can then take these feedings by bottle or by mouth using a tiny tube.
Our facility is newly renovated to encourage family bonding. One special feature is our family parent room. Parents can spend the night with their baby as they prepare to return home with their child.
This family parent room is attached to the NICU and our nurses stand ready to help parents with any issues as they practice caring for their baby on their own.
We also have a NICU step-down unit where we care for less critical babies who are in stable condition. Some infants graduate from the NICU to the step-down unit, where they can be cared for in an open crib.
We also teach parents infant CPR before their child is discharged so they are more able to care for their newborn.