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Lundy Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

NICU: What if my baby needs extra attention?

While the majority of newborn infants are born healthy, more intense monitoring and care are sometimes necessary. Babies who need specialized attention because of premature birth or medical conditions are cared for in our state-of-the-art Level III+ Lundy Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Our NICU has sophisticated equipment specially designed to care for critically- ill newborns in an environment that fosters healthy development.


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Most importantly, NICU patients benefit from the continuous care and observation of Johns Hopkins’ neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, physician assistants and registered nurses who are experienced with the special needs of newborn premature babies.

Many infants brought to our NICU have relatively mild conditions that require only short-term monitoring. In the event a baby has a more serious surgical or cardiac condition, he or she may be transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital for specialized care.

Visitor Guidelines

  • The NICU allows parents to visit 24 hours a day. Two may visit at a time, with one being a parent or individual designated by the mother for independent visits. Additional visitors may wait in the family waiting room located immediately outside the NICU.
  • All visitors must strictly adhere to infection control practices throughout their stay.
  • Siblings older than 2 years may visit and must be supervised by a parent and be free of communicable diseases.

Did you know?

  • About 10% of our 3500 babies born each year spend some time in our NICU
  • HCGH is designated as a Perinatal Referral Center by the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Service Systems