Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Hoag Hospital is certified to offer the highest level of care needed for
infants born prematurely, or with complications. A neonatologist and specialized
nursing team are on site 24/7 in the event your newborn needs special care.
All expectant parents hope that their babies will be healthy. Yet sometimes
problems arise that result in a newborn requiring highly specialized care.
When this happens, infants benefit greatly from having immediate access
to an advanced neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
Experienced staff, advanced technology
As part of our comprehensive maternal child care services, Hoag Hospital
provides an experienced NICU with advanced, around-the-clock care for
infants born prematurely, or with complications.
Hoag’s state-of-the-art NICU features individualized quality care,
with advanced technical equipment and architecturally built to minimize
noise, thereby promoting an optimal healing environment for infants. The
calm, quiet setting of Hoag’s NICU is also conducive to families
sharing intimate bonding time with their little ones. The comfort and
well-being of NICU parents is also an important focus, which is why Hoag
provides a spacious parent’s lounge with a kitchenette and computer
access for education and research, as well as comfortable accommodations
for overnight stays.
Utilizing best practices for delivery of care, Hoag’s expert neonatal
team consists of board-certified neonatologists and Magnet-designated
neonatal nurses experienced in delivering the highest level of compassionate
care to critically ill newborns and infants. A neonatologist is available
on the unit at all times, and the ratio of neonatal nurses-to-patients
is exceptionally low to assure excellent care. As a multidisciplinary
unit, Hoag’s NICU also utilizes the expertise of occupational therapists,
social services case managers, respiratory therapists and pharmacists.
Through a collaborative partnership between Hoag Hospital and CHOC Children’s,
our community now has better access to specialized pediatric care when
they need it most. The partnership includes a designated transport team
for immediate transfer to CHOC, should neonatal surgery or more intensive
care be required, and support from CHOC neonatologists in Hoag’s NICU.
Hoag Hospital also houses a CHOC Children’s Specialty Outpatient
Clinic at Hoag Health Center- Newport Beach to address the special needs
of our pediatric patients within the community, including an after hours
pediatric urgent care called UrgiKids.