Level II and III NICU for Complex and Critical Illness
As the only hospital in southwest Las Vegas with both a Level II and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), our Birthplace is equipped with the staffing expertise and advanced medical technology required to treat a wide range of conditions, including babies born prematurely, with low birth weights, and with other medical conditions that require continued care.
- Our Level II NICU is a special care nursery equipped to treat infants who are moderately ill.
- Our Level III NICU has specially trained personnel to provide comprehensive care for those newborn infants with complex and critical illness. Choosing a hospital with an on-site Level III NICU is important, especially for those facing high-risk pregnancies.
NICU babies are under the care of a neonatologist, nurse practitioners, NICU-trained nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and occupational therapists, and supported by a social worker who can assist with a variety of resources and consultations for assistance after discharge.
Your baby will have a personalized plan of Family-Integrated Care (FI-CARE) while in the NICU. Weekly healthcare team meetings and parent meetings keep everyone focused on providing the best care and treatment for your baby.
"Kangaroo care" is also available. This involves skin-to-skin contact with your baby to help regulate his or her body temperature, respiratory function and other vital functions. Please let your nurse know you are interested in kangaroo care!
NICVIEW® Live Video Streaming
During your time at the bedside, we share what we’ve learned about your baby and provide customized education. For those times when you are unable to visit your baby in person, we are pleased to offer NICVIEW®, a web camera by your baby’s bedside that allows you to log in and see how and what your baby is doing. Please contact your nurse for more information to access NICVIEW.
Bailey's Room for NICU Families
As families prepare for their baby to leave the hospital, they might be invited to spend the day and night in Bailey’s Room, which is located in the NICU. This private environment allows parents to provide complete care to their child, with the comfort, reassurance and expertise of the NICU nurses just steps away.
*Parents are always welcome at their baby’s bedside. However, due to community situations (i.e., surges of COVID-19, RSV, or flu), we must sometimes limit visitation to one parent at the bedside at a time. We appreciate your understanding. Additionally, if parents are not feeling well, or think they have allergies, we encourage you to skip visitation and use our NICVIEW system to check on your baby. Because babies’ immune systems are not developed, it’s very important to consider your health and the health of others around you to protect your baby.