Our NICU team is made up of specially trained staff including:
Neonatologist: A pediatrician that has specialty training and advanced education in the care of sick and premature infants. The neonatologist is responsible for overseeing the medical decisions regarding your baby.
Neonatal Nurse Practitioners: A nurse that has specialty training and advanced education in the care of sick or premature infants. Working in collaboration with a neonatologist, the NNP is an expert in neonatal resuscitation; examines, diagnoses, and designs a care plan for your baby; and serves as an education resource for all members of the NICU team.
Neonatal Nurses: Specially trained nurses who provide intensive care for the sick or premature infant at the bedside in 12-hour shifts. They wear turquoise scrubs.
Respiratory Therapists: Specially trained respiratory care providers who manage oxygen support and may intubate infants as needed. They wear navy blue scrubs.
Lactation Consultants: A registered nurse who has completed training and obtained certification to support breastfeeding and pumping for NICU babies.
Registered Dieticians: The nutritional aspects of your baby’s care will be supported by nutritionists who will help optimize your baby’s growth and development and may recommend specific additives for your baby’s breast milk or formula.
Occupational/Physical/Speech Therapists: Not all babies will need the assistance of our therapy team, but if they do, these team members will assist with feeding, proper positioning to provide developmental support, and simple exercises to ensure your baby’s development is on track. They wear maroon and black scrubs.
Phlebotomists: Specially trained lab personnel who are responsible for obtaining blood samples. They wear red scrubs.
Volunteer Cuddlers: Specially trained volunteers who are available to hold babies as needed. They wear lime green scrubs.
Discharge Coordinators: Assist the providers in preparing your information and follow up appointments after discharge.
Case Managers: Every NICU patient is assigned a Case Manager to assist with resources specific to the needs of your baby.