LDS Hospital

(801) 408-1100Map8th Avenue & C StreetSalt Lake City, UT 84143
The newborn intensive care unit (NICU) provides care to premature babies and other critically ill infants.Special Care Nursery – LDS Hospital – Salt Lake City, UT

The Special Care Nursery (SCN) provides care to premature babies and other critically ill infants.

Contact Us

Special Care Nursery
(801) 408-3433

Other Relevant Numbers

Fetal Medicine/Perinatal Center
(801) 408-3446

Infant Hearing
(801) 408-3439

Labor and Delivery
(801) 408-3460

Maternal/Newborn
(801) 408-2457

Neonatology/Pediatrics
(801) 408-3474

LDS Hospital's Special Care Nursery cares for babies needing specialized medical treatment.

The Special Care Nursery houses babies who need more one-on-one medical attention than babies in the well-baby nursery but who aren’t sick enough to be in the ICU.

Our location

We located on the northeast end of the 4th Floor Women’s Center.

Our newly remodeled nursery consists of: 

  • A 12-bed unit with beautiful and spacious private rooms for babies and families.
  • Large exterior windows that give rooms natural light and beautiful views of the surrounding foothills.
  • Private rooms, without charge, for mothers who are discharged before their babies are ready to go home. These are for parents who are preparing to take a baby home on monitors and oxygen. Also used for mothers trying to establish breast-feeding with their Special Care Nursery babies.

Our team

We are a team of specialized caregivers focused on individualized care of infants and their families. We have a staff of 20 Neonatal RNs, 18 Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, and 13 Pediatricians, supported by respiratory therapists and health unit coordinators (HUCs).

  • Neonatal nurse practitioners are located in-house, 24/7.
  • We attend all high-risk deliveries where infants might require resuscitation.
  • Our nurses do the first assessment on all infants born at LDSH and help parents learn the miracle of their new baby.
  • We care for premature infants born up to two months early.
  • We are called to help with deliveries that might occur off the Labor and Delivery floor, such as Emergency Room, Operating Room and even in the Entrance Hall!
  • We work with parents to involve them in the care of their baby.
  • We provide information to parents about their infant’s health and safety.
  • We offer specialized lactation support for breast-feeding mothers.

 

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