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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

The 18-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is one of only a handful of hospitals in Boston that provides the most advanced care and technology for premature and critically ill newborns. St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center offers world-class care for newborns through a clinical collaboration with Brigham and Women’s Newborn Care Physicians, a nationally recognized leader in comprehensive newborn medicine. Neonatologists provide onsite neonatal services at the St. Elizabeth's NICU 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We strive to serve the entire family, making you comfortable and providing a wide range of support from overnight rooms to spiritual and social services. Our physicians, nurses and other staff members work closely with parents so they can participate in their babies' care in the unit and feel confident about caring for their newborn at home.

The Neonatal Team

The NICU is staffed by board-certified neonatologists and licensed neonatal nurse practitioners. Other members of the care team include:

  • Experienced nursing staff
  • Development therapists
  • Pastoral care
  • Nutritionists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Social worker
  • Nurse educator
  • Pharmacist 

Other sub-specialty services are provided:

  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Urology
  • Hematology
  • Dermatology
  • Immunology
  • Nephrology
  • General Surgery 
  • Orthopedics
  • Infectious disease 
  • Endocrinology 
  • Neurosurgery 
  • Gastroenterology 
  • Cardiac surgery 
  • Pulmonology

Neonatal Transport

An important part of the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center is neonatal transport to and from the medical center. A team of neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, and neonatal nurses travel to referring hospitals to transport sick newborns to the NICU at St. Elizabeth's. Through collaboration with Armstrong Ambulance, a dedicated ambulance with state-of-the-art equipment is used to transport newborns.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

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