Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at PVHMC
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
In the event that a complication with birth arises, it is good to know that within minutes, an infant can be transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for special care. Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center has a state-of-the-art 53 bed level 3 NICU facility for the treatment of sick or premature babies.
They are cared for by multi-disciplinary teams. The team is headed by a pediatric physician specialist (neonatologist), additional physician specialists from fields such as cardiology or neurology, registered nurses and respiratory care therapists, pharmacists, developmental therapists, dieticians and medical social workers.
Our services for care of the newborn include, but are not limited to:
- Medical Care
- High frequency ventilation
- Surfactant replacement therapy
- Genetic screening
- Sub-specialty consultations
- Surgical Care
- Cardiothoracic: PDA and diaphragmatic hernia
- Gastrointestinal: Hernia, fundoplications, gastrostomy tube, bowel
obstructions, intussusception, ileostomy, colostomy, pyloromyotomy,
imperforate anus, omphalocele, and gastroschesis.
- Neurosurgery: VP shunt and ventriculostomy
Highly Trained Team
Every member of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) team has been specially trained to care for newborns needing advanced medical services. Our staff is continually advancing their education to keep up with the latest technology and findings in caring for sick infants.
This helps to contribute to a healing environment for the babies and a supportive environment for parents. We include parents in the care plan for the infants and be sure that Mom and Dad are prepared for when it is time to take home their little one.
Visitation Policy - NICU
Parents may bring any family member or friend that is 18-years and older with them to visit their baby.
Visitors are limited to 2 at the bedside. Visitors (other than parent/guardian) are at the discretion of the bedside nurse and depend on the baby’s condition and the conditions in the NICU.
Visiting is permitted anytime, except at change of shift: 6:45am – 7:45am and 6:45pm – 7:45pm.
All children must be supervised by an adult when parent(s) is/are visiting in the NICU. They may wait in the front lobby or the NICU family waiting room.
Siblings that are at least 5 years old may be allowed to visit for a short period of time. Parents are asked to provide proof of current immunizations prior to first visit.
Visitors are not allowed when exhibiting signs and symptoms of illness.
Contact us for more information
For more information on our neonatal intensive care unit, physicians in the NICU, or any of the services within, please call 909.865.9858 or fill out our online contact form.
Family Centered Care
Although our patients are critical, we maintain a family centered care philosophy which includes 24 hour parent visitation, a focus on skin to skin bonding, breastfeeding, and grandparent and sibling visitation.
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