Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Kadlec's new NICU is home to the area's only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, treating high-risk newborns who need specialized care.
We are happy to announce the opening of our new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Thanks to a fundraising effort led by Kadlec Foundation. The new unit is 15,000 square feet and has 27 bassinets including private areas for parents and families.
The unit is designed to ensure babies get the highest quality care possible. Each isolette has its own lighting controls, rooms have been soundproofed to assure a quiet environment, plus much of the equipment is the most sophisticated on the market.
Other NICU facts:
- Level III NICU
- Opened in 1982
- Baby weight range: 1 to 13 pounds and from 24-week gestation to full term infants needing specialty care
- Average length of stay ranges from a few hours to more than 3 months
- Previous Kangaroo Care National Research Site: A study to determine the benefit of skin-to-skin contact between premature babies and parents
- Medical Director, Dr. Mosqueda joined Kadlec in 2014, Neonatologist Dr. Anthony Hadeed joined Kadlec NICU in 1988. Neonatologist Dr. Miriam Zaragoza joined Kadlec NICU in 1992
- Two Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
- Specially trained Respiratory, Occupational, Speech and Physical Therapists along with our Dietician all play an important role as part of our medical team that enhances the quality of your babies care leading to better outcomes once they are discharged
- Experienced and well trained nursing staff who are caring for these infants 24-hours a day. Most of the neonatal nurses are certifed in Neonatal Intensive Care bringing more knowledge to the bedside.