A Level III NICU to provide the best care for your newborn
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Swedish Medical Center provides care for the most fragile babies. Our unit, which is located on the 5th floor of the hospital, has been certified a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, which means we are prepared to treat seriously ill newborns and babies – we have prompt and readily available access to a full range of pediatric medical subspecialities and can offer complete respiratory support and perform advanced imaging.
Offering a state-of-the-art, family-centered NICU designed to provide comfort for you and your baby
Our NICU features a family-style design that offers each patient a private room, with individualized, womb-like environments that allows parents the option to room-in with their newborn, an added opportunity to bond.
Other features of our 21-bed intensive care unit for babies include:
- For both security and infection control purposes our unit is locked at all times and special identification is required to gain access.
- Private family rooms to accommodate multiple births.
- A family waiting area is located adjacent to the unit for parents and visitors.
- A refrigerator and breastfeeding supplies are provided within the unit for breastfeeding moms.
- Families are invited to Swedish's NICU Graduate Reunion, held each year. This event provides families a chance to spend time with their baby's caregivers and visit with other NICU graduates and their families.
An expert NICU team you can trust
The NICU team consists of neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatal registered nurses, developmental therapy specialists, pharmacists, social workers, respiratory therapists, lactation specialists and a chaplain. All of these specialists have particular expertise in working with critically ill babies and their families.
Another very important part of the NICU team are the parents—our team works with you to provide the best care possible.
Our team works with you to provide the best care possible and encourages you to ask any questions about treatments, tests or medications given to your baby. We understand how difficult it can be while your baby needs special attention and are committed to keeping you informed while providing comprehensive, compassionate care.
Learn more about pregnancy and childbirth at Swedish Medical Center.