Winchester Medical Center Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
The Neonatal Intensive Care unit at Winchester Medical Center is the regions
only level III NICU, able to take babies born as early as 25 weeks gestation
or babies needing specialized care and treatment. The NICU is located
on the 2nd floor of the North Tower on the WMC campus. This new, state-of-the-art
facility is one of only a few NICUs in the tri-state area to have private
patient rooms to make it easier for babies and families to heal. There
are 21 single rooms, 3 twin rooms and 1 triplet room for a total of 30 beds.
Our team of neonatologists, nurse practitioners, staff nurses and Respiratory
and Occupational Therapists use the latest in technological advances to
care for even the littlest patients. Most babies are admitted to the NICU
because they are born prematurely; some are born full-term with breathing
or other difficulties that need treatment. We realize that having an ill
or premature infant is unexpected and frightening. Our team is committed
to giving you and your child all the medical and emotional support available
to us. From the moment of admission, we want you to participate in your
baby’s care. As your baby’s condition improves you will be
able to assume more responsibility for his or her care. Click below to
take a look at our beautiful facility.
Parents or banded support individuals are welcome in the NICU 7 days a
week, 24 hours a day. Grandparents and visitors age 13 and up are welcome
8:00 am – 9:00 pm. Siblings age three and up are also welcome to
visit. Please speak with your baby’s nurse to arrange sibling visits.