Neonatal Intensive Care

Stormont Vail’s award-winning Neonatal Intensive Care Unit blends advanced medical technologies with private, quiet, light-controlled environments to enhance your little one’s ability to thrive. Families can stay bedside with their babies 24 hours a day.


The world is already full of challenges for newborns, but when a baby is born prematurely, which is before 37 weeks, they are especially vulnerable because the organs and systems in their bodies, such as lungs, immune system, digestive system and skin, may not be fully developed. This can lead to life-threatening complications if newborns don’t have the right care.

Even when a baby is born full term, meaning they stayed inside mom for 39 weeks or longer, they sometimes face complications. Babies have to learn new skills, such as breathing, suckling and signaling they’re hungry. If a baby is not learning these things or gets sick right after birth, they can also spend time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Stormont Vail’s Neonatal Intensive Care team provides special care that helps premature or sick newborns get the best possible start to life. If you live in the outlying community, we have specially trained neonatal nurses who can help transfer babies

Conditions We Treat

Respiratory Distress in Newborns

Low Birth Weight

Treatment Options

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