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NeoNatal Intensive Care Unit

NeoNatal Intensive Care Unit

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St. Mary Announces
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CHOP neonatologists provide 24/7 physician coverage for the St. Mary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The St. Mary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is designed to enhance the family-bonding experience and provide advanced individualized care to our youngest patients. The NICU was completely redesigned in 2015 and features private bays to enhance 24/7 family access and interaction

A private lactation room and sophisticated bottle-warming system serve to accommodate breast feeding for infants requiring expert care when moms cannot be onsite.

A family sleeping room allows stressed parents to remain close to their newborn. The entire unit is designed to make an infant’s stay in the nursery as comforting as possible for the infant and family. 

Nursing stations and all equipment necessary to provide leading-edge critical care are conveniently located close-by.

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Physicians and nurses trained in neonatal medicine tend to infants needing special care

Established in 1989, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St. Mary Medical Center was the first of its kind in Bucks County.

Our state-of-the-art NICU is staffed by board-certified neonatalogists (physicians specially trained in high-risk newborn care) and nurses fully trained in neonatal medicine, including neonatal CPR. They provide the vital care so essential to children with complex medical needs and are available to answer your questions every step of the way, helping to share in the joy of your baby's progress. 

NICU patients include premature and critically ill babies as well as those with congenital conditions that threaten their young lives. Board-certified neonatalogists and nurses trained in neonatal medicine have provided highly specialized care in the St. Mary NICU since it opened in 1989. Appropriately sized cardiac monitoring and respiratory support systems are among the sophisticated technology available as well as specialized equipment to diagnose and treat medical conditions of the fragile newborns.  

Bottle warmers for Neonates

Special bottle warmers are used to warm the breast milk mom’s express to feed their babies. These bottle warmers not only hold bottles but also warm syringes, which nurses use often to feed our tiniest of babies who are not able to feed yet from a bottle. Breast milk is the best nutrition for premature babies and easily digested. Premature babies stomach are the size of a pea and it is so important that the milk is prepared properly. By warming the breast milk it promotes these tiny infants to tolerate and digest milk enabling the baby to continue to grow and be discharged to home faster.                  

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