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The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides critical care to newborns who are ill or premature. Many factors may lead to a newborn being admitted to the NICU, including low birth weight or complications during delivery. The NICU staff works closely with parents to develop a treatment plan for their newborn.

Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Timpanogos Regional Hospital

We understand your child's health is your top priority — and it's ours, too.

Timpanogos Regional Hospital prides itself on treating the littlest of patients with exceptional care in our Magnet-certified, Level III newborn intensive care unit. With our highly trained neonatal doctors who are well-equipped with advanced technology, your newborn is in skilled and caring hands.

Intensive care for newborns

Neonatologists are doctors who specialize in caring for infants who are born too early or with medical complications. Our NICU is covered 24/7 with neonatologists and nurses who monitor these infants closely. In fact, a strong bond often develops between our team, new mothers and their babies, with many of them still coming to visit us years later.

Our Level 3 NICU has advanced technology and intensive care at every unit, able to care for patients born as early as 24 weeks. There are many reasons a baby may need to be treated in our NICU including:

  • Birth complications
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Detoxification
  • Feeding issues
  • Premature birth
  • Other complications

NICU specialists

Your newborn's care requires a multidisciplinary team approach involving healthcare professionals from a number of different units. Our NICU care team is specially trained and ready to provide support, medical treatment and developmental care to fulfill your baby's needs.

NICU specialists at our hospital include:

  • Clinical supervisors
  • Dietitians
  • Lactation consultants
  • Neonatologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Registered nurses
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Social workers
  • Unit managers

Advanced NICU technology

The equipment we use in our intensive care units for newborn babies may seem overwhelming. However, our neonatal staff will be there to answer any questions you may have about the advanced technologies we use, including:

  • Baby movement monitors
  • Body cooling systems
  • Brain monitors
  • Comprehensive ventilators
  • Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy ventilators
  • Convertible "giraffe" beds
  • Digital echocardiogram
  • Hearing screeners
  • Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)
  • Oscillating ventilators
  • Physiologic monitors
  • Radiant warmers
  • Syringe infusion pumps

Predictive NICU technology

Timpanogos Regional Hospital’s NICU is the only NICU in the state with the Joint Commission Prematurity Certification, with a monitoring system predicting severe conditions before symptoms are visible. This increases positive outcomes for babies in the NICU by 20 percent. This state-of-the-art technology, coupled with specialized expertise, can help your baby thrive and grow.

Journey from NICU to home

Your newborn’s care is our top priority. To keep you informed, we provide journey maps that show key milestones babies need to reach in order to safely make the journey home. Milestones are adjusted based off of individual needs and can include learning to eat, gaining weight and training family how to continue care from home.

You may receive a journey map to track your baby’s progress toward coming home.

NICU visitation guidelines

Our nurses discuss your baby's care plan as it changes with the growth of your baby. As part of this care and to ensure your baby's safety, our NICU is a "locked unit." This means we may exercise the right to restrict the number of visitors to protect your little one's health.

Please speak with a nurse to learn more about our NICU visitation guidelines.