Neonatal Intensive Care Units
When Babies Need Extra Care
After months of waiting, your new baby is finally here. But if your baby arrived early, you had more than one baby, or your baby just needs a little extra attention, CHI Health has the experts and technology in place to give your baby the best care.
Our neonatal intensive care units, or NICUs, are staffed around the clock with board-certified neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners and specially trained nurses.
CHI Health specializes in meeting the developmental needs of high-risk infants and their families.
Whether your baby is here for a couple of days or a little bit longer, your child will stay in an environment designed to help him or her grow stronger every day.
Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy Level III
Good Samaritan Level II
Lakeside Level II
St. Elizabeth Level III
St. Francis Level II
Our highly secure NICUs have private rooms that offer parents the opportunity to stay with your infant throughout the hospital stay. Our goal is the same as yours – to help your baby become healthy as soon as possible.
NICU Medical Team
Neonatologists are specifically trained to handle the most complex and high-risk situations of newborn care. Neonatologists are medical doctors who have completed three additional years of training specifically in newborn intensive care. Neonatologists receive certification from the American Board of Pediatrics and by the sub-board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Neonatologists work mainly in the special care nurseries of newborn intensive care units of hospitals.
Neonatal nurse practitioners (NNP) are master or doctoral prepared registered nurses who have pass a national certification examination. NNPs manage common health problems and chronic health conditions including prescribing treatment and medications. Another term for a nurse practitioner is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN).
NICU nurses are registered nurses who have specialized education and training to care for the complex medical needs of sick and preterm infants.
Conditions Treated in the NICU
- Distress Syndrome
- Apnea of Prematurity