Phoenix Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
The Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Phoenix Children's Hospital is a Level IIIc nursery, which offers the highest level of care and is the highest certification given by the Arizona Perinatal Trust. Most of the infants cared for are premature, some as much as 16 weeks early weighing barely one pound.
These "preemies" are born with an array of medical conditions related to their immaturity, including respiratory distress syndrome, heart problems, immature skin and eyes, and under-developed digestive and neurological systems. Other babies are born full-term, but suffer from infection, congenital birth defects, in-utero drug exposure and complications from traumatic birth. Many of these infants require surgical and sub-specialist services, which are all available here at Phoenix Children's.
In the remarkably warm, personal and family-centered setting provided by Phoenix Children's Hospital, these tiny and ill infants have the best chance to survive and grow to reach their maximum potential.
Phoenix Children's is committed to providing state-of-the-art facilities for these fragile infants.
Phoenix Children's Hospital constructed ten private rooms in its NICU, which opened in January 2005. These private NICU rooms offer families the ability to control their baby's environment to promote healing and bonding. Phoenix Children's is the first hospital in Arizona and one of only a few leading medical facilities in the nation to offer private rooms in a NICU.
NICU (602) 546-1454