Neonatal care

We understand the stresses that come with the birth of a baby who needs special care.

Because you and your family are your baby’s main source of strength and support, we follow a philosophy of family-centered care that nurtures the strong bonds between you and your child that began before birth. Our goal is to partner with you to achieve the best possible outcomes for your baby.

Our neonatal intensive care units

A neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is a specialized intensive care nursery for newborn babies born prematurely or with certain health conditions. UCHealth’s Level III NICUs are among the top facilities of their kind in Denver, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins, equipped to care for seriously ill newborns 24 hours a day.

Our highly specialized teams of neonatologists, neonatal nurses, respiratory therapists and other specialists ensure your baby receives the best medical and nursing care available.

Newborn baby having heart checked
  • Longs Peak Hospital – Level II NICU
  • Medical Center of the Rockies – Level II NICU
  • Highlands Ranch Hospital – Level II NICU
  • Memorial Hospital North  – Level IIB NICU

Level IIIA nurseries care for critically ill infants and those born between 28 and 42 weeks. Level IIIB nurseries can also care for critically ill infants requiring complex cardiac and surgical care and those born as early as 23 weeks.

All UCHealth neonatal intensive care unit locations offer the latest equipment and modern family-focused amenities.