Specialized Care For Our Smallest Patients
The award-winning, 24 bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Timpanogos Regional Hospital provides specialized care for the smallest patients, from premature infants to sick "term" newborns. As a Level III NICU, we have the capacity to care for almost every level of critical babies, even those as young as 24 weeks gestation and as small as 1 pound.
Our medical team is led by board-certified Neonatology physicians with many additional years of sub-specialty training in the care of newborns arriving too early or with medical complications. Should your newborn need specialized care, our neonatology team is available 24 hours a day. They are assisted by neonatal nurse practitioners, an experienced nursing staff, pharmacists, and dieticians dedicated to the physical and developmental needs of babies.
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Ways our Level III NICU makes delivering at Timapanogos Women’s Center a good idea:
- Peace of mind knowing a highly skilled, Board-Certified neonatology team is immediately available to care for your baby in case of an emergency
- Capacity to care for almost every level of critical babies, even those as young as 24 weeks and as small as 1 pound
- See your NICU infant whenever and from wherever you'd like through a secure, live video feed accessable from your smartphone, tablet or personal computer
- Only NICU in the state with the Joint Commission Prematurity Certification
- One of only two NICUs in Utah with a HeRO® monitoring system to predict serious conditions before symptoms are visible; increasing chance of survival by 20%
- Neonatal hypothermic cooling system that allows baby’s body temperature to cool down, saving brain function
- 24/7 monitoring from a team of nearly 60 passionate, experienced, and caring nurses trained in neonatal care
- A skilled support team, including: a Board-Certified lactation consultant; respiratory, occupational, physical, and speech therapists; registered dietitians; lab technicians and licensed social workers.
- Breast milk centered, leading to almost zero percent rate of serious bowel irritation and infections that are common in preemies. Services include: donation center so breast milk is available for preemies when mom is unable to provide; Prolacta milk fortifier for babies who qualify; certified lactation consultants; and breast pumps, supplies and education for mothers
- Rooming-In Rooms with queen size bed for babies going home with special needs, such as oxygen and monitor, or special feeding orders. You can be in the room with your baby before discharge to help transition to total care while you still have a support staff close by to answer questions
- Expanded care for infants re-admitted up to 3 months of age who require intensive care
This specialized expertise, coupled with state-of-the-art technology, will help your baby grow and thrive.
Maternal and Fetal Care:
If pre-labor complications are expected, call 801-714-6025 to find perinatology and neonatology specialists for early consultation. They can help with any of the following:
- Preterm labor
- Preterm rupture of membranes
- Severe pregnancy-induced hypertension or other hypertensive complications
- Antepartum hemorrhage
- Multiple gestation
- Medical complications of pregnancy (e.g., diabetes, renal disease, hepatitis)
- Intrauterine growth restriction
- Fetal abnormalities
- Inadequate progress in labor
If your infant is struggling after being discharged from the hospital, call 801-714-6025 for support on any of the following issues:
- Low birth weight
- Severe infection
- Feeding difficulties
- Persistent respiratory distress
- Minor congenital malformations requiring special diagnostic procedures or treatments
- Sequelae of hypoxic ischemic events with persistent evidence of multisystem organ dysfunction
For more information on Timpanogos Regional Hospital’s Level III NICU or to schedule a tour of our Women’s Center, call (801) 714-6025.