For Our Smallest Patients
Every mother-to-be counts down the months and days until her baby is due, but what if that day comes too soon?
A baby born prior to 37 weeks is considered premature. Because premature infants have underdeveloped organs, they require special care and attention until their systems have developed enough to sustain life without medical support. Preemies can be in the hospital for weeks or even months.
If your baby is born premature, you can take comfort in knowing St. Joe’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has specialists standing by, should your baby require immediate emergency medical attention.
A Level III NICU provides advanced care for premature, low birth-weight and critically ill infants. NICUs are categorized into Level I (normal newborn infants requiring additional nursing care), Level II (moderately ill infants) and Level III, for the most complex and severely ill babies.
Our 29-bed Level III NICU is fully equipped with advanced technology to meet the needs of medically fragile newborns that require specialized care. Our highly-skilled staff of neonatologists and specially-trained neonatal nurses is committed to providing your baby with the best possible care during this critical time.