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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Take a peek at our brand new level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Click below to watch video tour.

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At University Health, we believe that excellent maternity care should offer peace of mind. That's why we have two state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Including a newly built and expanded Level III NICU at University Health Truman Medical Center in the Health Sciences District.

You can rest easy knowing that both of our hospitals are well equipped to offer specialized care to your baby should any complications arise.

NICU care at University Health Women's Care The Birthplace

University Health Women's Care The Birthplace has a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This kind of NICU has the staff and equipment to care for:

  • Babies born prematurely.
  • Babies with respiratory distress (trouble with breathing).
  • Babies with infections.
  • Babies with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
  • Babies with jaundice (yellowing of the skin from excessive bilirubin).

The new facility features large, individual suites for parents and their baby or babies (special suites available for twins or triplets) to experience their first moments together.

If your baby needs more complex care, the NICU at UHWC The Birthplace is physically connected to Children's Mercy by a footbridge called the Bridge of Hope. We are the only hospital in the Kansas City area to have this physical connection. Children's Mercy has the most advanced, Level IV NICU in the region.

Our brand new, state-of-the-art Level III NICU is officially open. Take a moment to watch as University Health staff move our precious patients and their families into the new surroundings.

NICU care at University Health Women's Care Lakewood Family Birthplace

University Health Women's Care Lakewood Family Birthplace is equipped with a Level II special care Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). That means we have the staff and equipment to care for babies born early or those who have moderate health risks.

Our NICU team

Both the University Health Women's Care The Birthplace and University Health Women's Care Lakewood Family Birthplace have a specialized NICU staff whose sole focus is your baby's health and the comfort of you and your family. This team includes neonatologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, lactation consultants and social workers.

An infant needing more complex care can be stressful for new parents and the entire family. We are dedicated to giving you and your baby excellent care and making this a good experience.

Visiting the NICU

Parents and families are welcome to spend time with their baby as often as possible during Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) visiting hours.