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.
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.
- Parents are welcome 24 hours a day.
- There may be times when visitors are asked to step out of the NICU for short times to protect the confidentiality of others or for medical/therapeutic patient care reasons.
- Two people may visit at a time at the bedside; one must be a parent.
- 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 two years may visit and must be supervised by a parent while in the NICU. They must be free of communicable diseases.