Level II Special Care Nursery

Level II Special Care Nursery - for infants born up to 8 weeks early

If your newborn requires extra medical attention, our Level II Special Care Nursery (*) offers sophisticated support in a warm, caring environment. The Pediatric Hospitalist Program allows physicians to collaborate with neonatal nurse practitioners (NNPs) and labor and delivery nurses in the NewLife Center to care for infants in the Level II nursery. The NNPs, nurses and respiratory therapists are sensitive to families' needs and encourage participation in caring for your baby.

In addition, our Level II Special Care nurses and NNPs are specially trained to stabilize a baby safely and efficiently. They will quickly recognize and respond to changing conditions. This also includes transitioning your baby to the well-baby nursery to allow you to experience bonding with your baby.

Parents of babies who graduate from the Level II Nursery will stay in a homelike graduation room the night before your baby is discharged. You will be given instructions by the NewLife Center team about how to care for your infant after you return home.

*As defined in guidelines published by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists.