Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Kadlec is home to the area’s only Level III Neontal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), treating high-risk newborns who need specialized care. Our newly expanded NICU features 27 private rooms, which allows us to care for more babies closer to home. 

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.


NICU Facts:

  • Accepts premature babies starting at 24 gestational weeks
  • Accepts full-term babies who need extra care
  • Baby weight range: 1 to 13 pounds
  • Average length of stay ranges from a few hours to more than 3 months
  • Family comfort includes a parent room for quiet time and consultations with physicians, 24-hour-a-day visitation, sleeping chairs in each room, and the ability to control each room’s lighting individually
  • Lower than national average readmission and infection rates
  • Partner with Seattle Children’s providing specialized staff that includes neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, tenured and certified staff
  • Region’s only Level III NICU 
  • Opened in 1982 
  • Research facility on Kangaroo Care: A study to determine the benefit of skin-to-skin contact between premature babies and parents
  • Support services including lactation specialists, case managers and social workers, genetic counseling, occupational and physical therapy, and bereavement programs
  • Experienced and well trained nursing staff who are caring for these infants 24-hours a day. Most of the neonatal nurses are certified in Neonatal Intensive Care bringing more knowledge to the bedside. 

Meet our Providers

Eric Nuneza Mosqueda, MD
Medical Director

Graduated from the University of the Visayas-Gullas College of Medicine in Cebu City, Philippines

Completed Pediatric Residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo, Texas

Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and Pediatrics




Miriam B. Zaragoza, MD

Graduated from the Pontifical and Royal University of Sano Tamas in Manila, Philippines

Completed Pediatric Residency at UMDNS-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and Pediatrics





Santhosh Somashekar, MD

Graduated from Kasturba Medical College in India

Completed Pediatric Residency at the Advanced Pediatric Center of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in India and St. John Providence Children’s Hospital in Detroit, MI

Completed Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Fellowship from Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, FL

Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and Pediatrics