Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
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 from the surrounding area of Pomona, Chino
Hills, Corona, Claremont, Eastvale, Diamond Bar and throughout the San
Bernardino and Los Angeles County area.
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.