Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

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.
  • 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.

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Kadlec Regional Medical Center