Being Little is

a Big Deal

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Mission Children's Hospital is home to the region's only Level III Neonatal ICU and hosts approximately 800 admissions each year. Eight neonatologists and eight neonatal nurse practitioners lead care along with neonatal nurses, pediatric respiratory therapists and many infant-focused multidisciplinary care team members. This team cares for all high-risk newborns with prematurity, infections, respiratory distress syndrome, surgical and genetic diagnoses. The team strives to actively partner with parents to provide compassionate and outstanding care.

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Developmental Follow-Up Program

The Developmental Follow-Up Program at Mission Children's Hospital sees babies who need special care after birth, are at risk for developmental delays or have ongoing medical needs. Our team of medical and developmental specialists follows children during their early years to prevent, identify or treat problems related to development, growth, nutrition and overall health. We work with primary care providers, medical specialists and other community agencies to coordinate care for children and families. We are the only program in the region that integrates developmental services with comprehensive medical follow up for at-risk infants and toddlers.

Many patients are referred to our program from the NICU or other pediatric units of Mission Children's Hospital. We also accept referrals from primary care physicians.

For questions about our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit please call 828-213-1740.

Infant and Child Security: Parents, family and visitors must have a pass (given at the 2nd floor guest services desk at the G elevators) before entering these units:

  • Labor and Delivery
  • Mother Baby
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU)