Menorah Medical Center offers a Level IIb Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). It's a family-centered unit next to the labor and delivery unit so that recovering mothers can be close to their infants. Advanced equipment supports newborns with respiratory difficulties or other high-risk complications. Neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapists, lactation consultants and a social worker make up the neonatal team.
The obstetricians and neonatologists at Menorah Medical Center can identify and diagnose birth defects and infant conditions such as:
The NICU is staffed by neonatal nurse practitioners around the clock. A neonatal nurse practitioner and/or a neonatologist attend all high-risk deliveries, and provide support to the physicians in the newborn nursery.