Caring for your premature or critically-ill baby closer to home
We understand the stresses that come with the birth of a baby who needs special care. We recognize that you and your family are your baby’s main source of strength and support. Our philosophy of family-centered care nurtures those strong bonds between infants and their families that begin before birth. Our goal is to partner with you to achieve the best possible outcomes for your baby.
The neonatal ICU
Our NICU team includes highly specialized physicians and nurses who are trained to take care of these tiny newborns – and their parents, too!
We offer many services to the parents of babies in the NICU. We have certified lactation specialists to help you with breastfeeding and many other specialists that can answer any questions about your baby’s care. If your baby is going to be a patient in the NICU for a while, we will provide you with hands-on education that will help you care for your baby.
Our intensive care unit staff routinely cares for babies born from 28 to 36 weeks gestation as well as those with respiratory problems, infections, low blood sugar and jaundice. To provide this high level of care, the NICU has state-of-the-art equipment to help your baby.
Poudre Valley Hospital NICU features and capabilities
- Highest level NICU between the Denver Metro area and Rapid City, SD
- Routinely cares for critically ill babies born at 27 to 43 weeks
- 24/7 neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners
- Private rooms
- Sleep sofa for parents who wish to stay overnight in their baby’s room
- Family support spaces
- Family-centered care
- Specialty trained nurses
- Certified lactation specialists to help with breastfeeding
- State-of-the-art facility and equipment
- Provides care closer to home
- Baby-Friendly hospital
- Will expand from 19 to 32 beds in 2016 (See FAQs information below for more information about the expansion)
Geri Tamborelli, BSN, MS, RN
Senior director, Women and Children’s Services
Poudre Valley Hospital | Medical Center of the Rockies