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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

NICUNICU patients

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 gastroschisis.
  • Neurosurgery: VP shunt and ventriculostomy

Highly Trained Team

NICU teamEvery 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: 6:45 am – 7:45 am and 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm.
  • All children must be supervised by an adult when a 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 the first visit.
  • Visitors are not allowed when exhibiting signs and symptoms of illness.

Family-Centered CareNICU family

Although our patients are critical, we maintain a family-centered care philosophy which includes 24-hour parent visitation, a focus on the skin to skin bonding, breastfeeding, and grandparent and sibling visitation.

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.