Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

If your baby needs advanced care, Norton Healthcare has neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) with specialized staff and technology to support your newborn’s needs.

The Highest Level of Care in the Region

Norton Children’s Hospital, serving Norton Hospital patients and patients from across Kentucky and Southern Indiana, and Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital, offer NICUs with proven expertise in caring for premature babies and infants with special medical conditions. The NICU at Norton Children’s is a Level IV, providing the highest level of care for newborns. Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital has a Level III NICU.

What Can You Expect From Our NICUs?

Our NICU staff members are skilled at caring for newborns and babies with special conditions. Each of our NICUs includes:

  • Neonatalogists and specially trained nurse practitioners
  • Registered nurses
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Speech, occupational and physical therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Clinical laboratory technicians
  • Neonatal nutritionists
  • Lactation consultants
  • Developmental specialists
  • Transport specialists
  • Physician assistants
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