Phoenix Children's Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
The Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Phoenix Children's Hospital is a Level IIIc nursery, which offers the highest level of care and is the highest certification given by the Arizona Perinatal Trust. It is also Arizona's only Neuro-NICU and the second of only a handful built in the entire nation.
Some of the children cared for are "preemies" born with an array of medical conditions related to their prematurity, including respiratory distress syndrome, heart problems, premature skin and eyes, and under-developed digestive and neurological systems. Other babies are born full-term, but suffer from infection, congenital birth defects, in-utero drug exposure and complications from traumatic birth. Many of these infants require surgical and sub-specialist services, which are all available here at Phoenix Children's.
In the remarkably warm, personal and family-centered setting provided by Phoenix Children's Hospital, these tiny and ill infants have the best chance to survive and grow to reach their maximum potential.
Phoenix Children's is committed to providing state-of-the-art facilities for these fragile infants.
Phoenix Children's Hospital's NICU contains 33 beds, including 10 private rooms. These private NICU rooms offer families more privacy and control to promote healing and bonding.