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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

What is a NICU?

N.I.C.U. Is the acronym used to describe the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. A NICU is a hospital unit containing a variety of sophisticated mechanical devices and special equipment used for the management and care of premature and seriously ill newborns. (Mosby, 1998, p. 1092)

Mission Statement:
To provide quality healthcare & support the family unit. Dual mission: provide care to premature babies and support labor and delivery with all cesarean deliveries.

NICU Staffing:
Staffing includes two board certified Neonatologists and four Neonatal Nurse Practitioners who provide 24/7 in-house coverage for the NICU and labor rooms. Our complete staff includes licensed registered neonatal nurses and licenced credential respiratory therapists who provide continuous bedside care for our patients.

NICU Scope of Service: 
Population:
  • Active duty, retired and dependant females/infants
  • Infants 30-42 weeks gestation delivered @ WAMC
Ancillary  Staff:
Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Audiologist, Nutritionist, Development Specialist