The Neonatology Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland provides highly-specialized intensive care to critically ill and premature newborns. Our intensive multidisciplinary and specialist care treatment team is perhaps the biggest reason for our success.
Each NICU patient and family receives the full attention of the NICU team of pediatric medical experts, including neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners (NNPs), nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, and developmental specialists. Their collaboration ensures comprehensive care and monitoring or support of vital functions beyond that available in the general pediatric unit or community hospital.
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This multidisciplinary medical team works closely with the entire range of Children's pediatric sub-specialty services including Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Endocrinology, Genetics, Hematology, Pulmonology, Neurology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Audiology.
The Newborn Intensive Care Nursery is a 44-bed, family-centered, regional referral center for neonatal intensive care. Board certified neonatologists are in the hospital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Parents are welcome to visit any time Board certified neonatologists are in the hospital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Infants are admitted to the NICU from hospitals and pediatric offices throughout California, as well as from the Children’s Emergency Department and Pediatric ICU. To arrange the admission of an infant to the NICU, call the phone number below to be connected to a neonatologist.
If you are the expectant parent of a baby who might be admitted to the Children’s NICU, please feel free to call the number below to speak with a neonatologist and to arrange a tour of the NICU.