Our NICU at West Penn has expanded to include a new wing with 20 private rooms. This $23 million investment allows parents to bond with their babies in spacious, family-centered rooms, staying as long as they like.
At these dedicated facilities, the smallest and most fragile infants receive compassionate, high-level medical care from specialized neonatal teams.
Our neonatal specialists at our level II and level III NICUs provide families with:
A $23 million investment in patient care, this new wing has 20 private rooms to let parents bond with their babies in a spacious, family-centered room, staying as long as they like. There is even a bed available in each room for one parent to stay overnight. Three of the rooms are specially designed for twins.
We use state-of-the-art technology to monitor and treat babies with more complex health issues. Our nurses have achieved Magnet® certification for nursing excellence. They provide expert, compassionate care that aids babies’ cognitive development and physical growth, welcoming family participation whenever possible.
We’ve also added a state-of-the-art, secure communications system to support faster, more efficient care in critical situations.
While your baby is in the NICU, our neonatal developmental specialists work one-on-one with your family to promote bonding and show you how to best meet your baby’s needs. We provide instruction in feeding, swaddling, skin-to-skin contact (kangaroo care), and help you prepare for bringing your baby home.
After discharge, babies who are at risk for developmental delays receive ongoing care for up to two years at our NICU Neonatal Developmental Follow-Up Clinic. We monitor your infant’s growth and developmental progress, and connect you with resources, such as speech, occupational, and physical therapists. When needed, we refer infants with potential vision problems to our Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) Clinic at West Penn Hospital.
Full-term babies who don’t have health problems receive exceptional care in the newborn nurseries at the four AHN hospitals that provide obstetric services: West Penn, Forbes, Jefferson, and Saint Vincent hospitals. When possible, we encourage parents to room in with their babies during their hospital stay.
Forbes and Jefferson hospitals also have level II nurseries. Here, our neonatal specialists care for infants with medical needs who are not critically ill.
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