Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
A newborn intensive care unit, usually shortened NICU (pronounced "Nickyou") is a unit of a hospital specializing in the care of ill or premature newborn infants. Babies who need to go to the unit are usually admitted within the first 24 hours after birth. How long an infant remains in the unit depends on the severity of their illness. A baby's NICU stay can be difficult, but it can also be rewarding as you watch your child grow and progress day after day.
Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center’s NICU is directed by renowned neonatologists from Children's Hospital Los Angeles and staffed by nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and respiratory therapists with special training in working with these very special babies.
Just like any baby, NICU babies benefit most if feed breast milk. You will have the opportunity to pump your breast milk to provide your baby the best nutrition possible. Our highly trained nurses will assist you with breast pumps and storage while caring for the special needs of your baby.