Neonatal Intensive Care

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a unique care environment, providing up-to-date intensive care to newborn babies. NICU patients are the youngest and smallest patients in Bronson Children’s Hospital, from extremely small premature infants to full-term newborn babies.   
The NICU at Bronson is one of only a handful in the country to offer all-private rooms, delivering neonatal intensive care according to this higher standard. Research shows that private rooms help reduce hospital-acquired infections. In the NICU, they also foster infant development and protect patient and family privacy.

With advanced technology, we provide care for patients with:
  • Infections
  • Respiratory distress
  • Feeding problems
  • Problems needing surgical care
  • Almost any other problem that a baby might develop

The care in the NICU is provided by a dedicated and highly skilled group of professionals. Specially trained nurses and respiratory therapists are present at all times. Resident physicians training to be pediatricians and neonatal nurse practitioners also care for patients.

A highly qualified transport team is available to bring babies born at regional hospitals to the NICU when they need intensive care. NICU staff also attends all high-risk deliveries in the Bronson BirthPlace delivery rooms to help make sure that all babies can get off to a good start.

Neonatologists are available 24 hours a day, every day. They act as a resource for pediatricians and family doctors in southwest Michigan, answering questions and assisting with care for babies who can be cared for at the hospitals in their own community.

Physician services at the NICU are provided by Southwest Michigan Neonatology, PC.


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