Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Swedish Medical Center, Denver, Colorado
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Swedish provides care for the most critically ill babies. Our unit, which is located on the 5th floor of the hospital, has been certified a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, which means we treat seriously ill newborns and babies.
State-of-the-Art, Family-Style Level III NICU for Premature & Seriously Ill Babies
The Swedish NICU features a family-style design that offers each patient a private room, with individualized, womb-like environments that allows parents the option to room-in with their newborn, an added opportunity to bond. Additionally, our 21-bed intensive care unit for babies features:
- For both security and infection control purposes our unit is locked at all times and special identification is required to gain access.
- Private family rooms to accommodate multiple births.
- A family waiting area is located adjacent to the unit for parents and visitors.
- A refrigerator and breastfeeding supplies are provided within the unit for breastfeeding moms.
- Families are invited to Swedish's NICU Graduate Reunion, held each year. This event provides families a chance to spend time with their baby's caregivers and visit with other NICU graduates and their families.
- Our NICU families are invited to a Free Baby Safe Class tailored especially to the needs of NICU families.
NICU Team of Care Providers
The NICU team consists of neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatal registered nurses, developmental therapy specialists, pharmacists, social workers, respiratory therapists, lactation specialists and a chaplain. All of these specialists have particular expertise in working with critically ill babies and their families. Another very important part of the NICU team are the parents—our team works with you to provide the best care possible.