Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

While you may anticipate an uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery, Parkview’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Parkview Women’s and Children’s Hospital, is prepared to provide technology and expert nursing care when special needs arise.


The NICU cares for infants that experience:

  • Premature births (infants born before 37 weeks)
  • Illness
  • Life-threatening conditions
  • Congenital conditions
  • Complications related to pregnancy or birth

Parkview provides the region’s highest level of newborn intensive care:

  • Only hospital in the region with experienced board-certified and board-eligible neonatologists on site 24/7
  • Only hospital in the region with all private NICU rooms for newborns and parents
  • Neonatal respiratory care specialists
  • State-of-the-art, 31-bed Level III NICU
  • Member of the Vermont-Oxford Research collaborative, promoting best practices in neonatal medicine
  • Emphasis on family-centered care

Family-centered care

The Parkview NICU practices family-centered care. This concept places you on the same team as the neonatologists, nurses, therapists and other support members. Parkview encourages you to be involved in each step of care.

Our NICU is designed to provide care in all private rooms, which allow you to room with your baby. This offers family members more opportunity to participate in the care of their baby, allowing families to bond during the early stages of life.