Applying the latest developments and best practices in neonatology, we created a NICU designed to support family-centered care, enhance outcomes and advance research in neonatology. We are one of only two NICUs in the country to offer couplet rooms where mothers and their babies can remain together during their hospitalization. This unique model brings to the NICU the same standard of care provided to healthy newborns by fostering skin-to-skin contact and supporting breastfeeding.
The new NICU, located on the 10th and 11th floors of the Children’s Hospital, will provide in-patient intensive care, consultative support and neonatal transport services for critically ill newborns in Connecticut and beyond. The devoted medical team has specialized expertise in the care of critically ill newborns and are leaders in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a special procedure that is used for life-threatening heart and/or lung problems.
Parents may visit at any time. For family members, guests and sibling visits, parents should speak to their infant's primary nurse for further details. All visitors must wash their hands before entering the unit.