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Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

At Phoenix Children’s, our Level III freestanding NICU offers the highest level of care for newborns and infants facing complex health challenges.


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

If you face a complicated pregnancy or premature delivery, Phoenix Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) will give your baby the best-possible start at life.

Our Level III freestanding NICU offers your newborn the highest level of care, where you and your baby will have access to hundreds of pediatric experts. These specialists care for the most complex challenges infants and children face.

Family-Centered Care

Moms want to be with their babies, and babies thrive on time with their moms. At Phoenix Children’s, we do whatever we can to facilitate these experiences and encourage you to spend as much time as you can with your baby.

Our nurses are specially trained to provide the high level of care that babies in our NICU require. They also help you understand day-to-day changes your baby may experience or procedures they may need.

We offer weekly multidisciplinary family-centered rounds so you can meet your entire team of caregivers focused on the health of your baby. This includes doctors, nurses, nutritionists, therapists, pharmacists and social workers.

State and National Leaders

The NICU experts at Phoenix Children’s are state and national leaders in newborn care:

  • Advanced neurological care. We offer the state’s only neuro-NICU, which provides specialized care for babies who have brain or neurological conditions.
  • Air transport expertise. Our neonatologist serves as the medical director for Arizona’s largest neonatal air transport program, where we oversee the transport of premature and critically ill infants across the state.
  • Lifesaving critical care: At Phoenix Children’s, we provide the highest level of critical care, which includes cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) and dialysis.
  • National recognition. Phoenix Children’s is consistently recognized as a “Best Children’s Hospital” by U.S. News & World Report. We are one of only 24 hospitals nationwide to receive top rankings in every surveyed specialty area, which includes neonatology.

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