Parkview is ready for the unexpected. When newborns need specialized care, our newborn intensive care unit (NICU) at the Parkview Women's and Children's Hospital is well prepared.
As the only hospital in the region with all private NICU rooms for newborns and parents, as well as experienced neonatologists on site 24/7, we provide the region's highest level of newborn intensive care.
A level of care unmatched in the region
- State-of-the-art, 31-bed Level III NICU
- Experienced neonatologists on site 24/7
- Neonatal respiratory care specialists
- Member of Vermont-Oxford Research collaborative promoting best practices in neonatal medicine. Through the Vermont-Oxford Research collaborative, Parkview has minimized complications that cause long-term lung disease, promoted better health, and decreased necessary length of hospital stay for its babies
- Materials and equipment that help reduce noise, sound and light to create a more calming environment, especially for extremely premature babies
- Region’s only facility with all-private NICU rooms offering sleeping accommodations for family member/coach
- Specially designed rooms for twins and triplets
- All-private room layout reflecting Parkview’s practice of family-centered care, in which parents are part of the team with neonatologists, nurses, therapists and other support members
Special delivery: Ground and air transport teams
Since 1991, Parkview’s neonatal flight service has worked in conjunction with the Samaritan Flight Program to safely transport newborns to the Parkview NICU. Neonatal nurses and respiratory therapists serve as flight team members, using a state-of-the-art infant isolette to care for babies during transport. Parkview ambulances are also fully equipped to attend to infants’ needs.
Prenatal care is essential for you and your baby. If you need physician during your pregnancy, call Parkview Physician Referral Service at 1-877-PPG-TODAY (774-8632).
Staying connected with family and friends.
Parkview offers CaringBridge® — free, private Web site that connect family and friends during a serious health event, care and recovery.
Creating and updating a CaringBridge Web site is easy — you can add health updates and photos to share your story. You can also receive messages of support in the guestbook.
For more information, or to create your own CaringBridge Web site, visit www.caringbridge.org/parkview. For assistance, select the "Help" link, or call (615) 789-2300, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Central time, Monday through Friday.
Click the appropriate links below to learn more about Parkview's NICU.