Our NICU care team consists of the following caregivers:

  • Family: Each family member is an important member of our NICU team.
  • Medical Care Providers:
    • Neonatologists: Specially educated physicians who trained for many years to know how to care for sick newborn babies.
    • Nurse Practitioners: Practitioners with master’s or doctorate degrees with specialized training. These caregivers work with the Neonatologists to provide the best care for your baby.
  • Registered Nurses: Our NICU nurses are specially trained to care for sick newborns.  They are the frontline caregivers at the bedside, and they will take care of your baby minute-by-minute during their stay. We staff more than 140 great nurses, so be sure to ask a few of your favorites to be your baby’s Primary Care Nurses.
  • Primary Care Nurses: You can choose up to five nurses to be your Primary Care Nurses.  They will care for your baby during most of their shifts in the NICU, which allows them to become more familiar with your baby and you.
  • Respiratory Therapists: Specialists trained to help with your baby’s breathing. Many sick or preterm newborns have respiratory issues, so it’s important to have Respiratory Therapists to help care for them.
  • Pharmacists: Pharmacists are specially trained to understand medications and small doses used in the NICU.
  • Dietitians: Specialists trained to help give sick or preterm babies optimal nutrition so they can grow, heal, and prepare to go home.
  • Developmental Therapists: Occupational, Speech, and Physical Therapists are known as Developmental Therapists. These caregivers work with your baby to help with feeding skills and movement.
  • Lactation Consultants: Experts in all things breastfeeding who can help you with the challenges of establishing a milk supply and breastfeeding a NICU baby.
  • Head Unit Coordinators: Caregivers who greet you at the front door, answer phones, and make sure everyone entering the NICU is authorized to be there.
  • Critical Care Technicians: Technicians trained to help nurses take care of babies. Among other tasks, they may help hold, feed, or bathe babies.

  • Parent Support Group: Volunteer parents of NICU graduates who return to the NICU to help families cope with the challenges of having a baby in the NICU

  • Housekeepers: Environmental Services caregivers who keep our unit clean and sanitary.

  • Medical Social Workers: Professionals trained to listen to your concerns. They can help you with questions about lodging, insurance, and home healthcare. They also provide support for grieving families.