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NICU

The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides critical care to newborns who are ill or premature. Many factors may lead to a newborn being admitted to the NICU, including low birth weight or complications during delivery. The NICU staff works closely with parents to develop a treatment plan for their newborn.

Neonatal intensive care in Central Denver

When your baby needs critical care, we give them constant attention and support.

Rose Medical Center provides a high level of neonatal care in our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Our experienced neonatologists and specialized nurses provide gentle, family-centered services to babies who need extra medical care.

Expert advice, available 24/7

Free medical advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Free medical advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Our newborn intensive care program

The doctors and nurses in our award-winning NICU provide intensive medical care for newborns who have mild to serious illnesses or are born prematurely (as early as 23 weeks). As a Level III NICU, we also provide some of the most advanced, yet gentle, neonatal care available today. Our unit is outfitted with 24 beds in 18 private rooms, with 24/7 coverage by neonatal nurse practitioners (NPs) and board-certified neonatologists. These experts specialize in the care of seriously ill and premature newborns.

NICU amenities and services

All the rooms in our NICU are private, and several are able to hold twins or triplets. Additional amenities of our NICU include:

  • 24/7 visitation for parents
  • Camera system to broadcast live video of your newborn to support parent-child bonding
  • Certified lactation consultants who are also NICU nurses
  • Compassionate and comprehensive treatment for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)
  • Donor breast milk, if needed
  • Encouragement and support for skin-to-skin contact
  • Infant rooms accommodating your family to stay at the bedside as much as desired
  • Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) with the aid of a trained developmental specialist
  • Special NICU beds with the ability to transform from incubators to cribs as your baby grows and gets stronger
  • Specialized beds designed to transfer your baby anywhere in the hospital
  • Reserved, convenient parking for NICU parents in our main garage at Ninth Avenue and Cherry Street

Access to Level IV NICU

Because we are a Level III NICU, the likelihood your child will need to be transferred to another hospital is very low. However, if your baby requires a higher level of care, we will quickly transfer them to the Level IV NICU at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, our sister hospital.

Breastfeeding babies in the NICU

Our NICU team supports your efforts to breastfeed your little one(s). Each NICU room has its own refrigerator and bottle warmer for easy-to-access milk storage and preparation. We also have specialized breast pumps designed to make milk expression convenient and efficient.

Family support services

We understand this time can be stressful for you and your family. To support you, our dedicated women’s services case manager will connect you with helpful community organizations focused specifically on supporting families through the NICU journey.

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Meet the parents of Rose Baby NICU twins

Parents of twins born at our hospital discuss their delivery experience as well as their time in the NICU.

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Our NICU Locations

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Rose Medical Center
4567 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
 (303) 320 - 2121

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Rose Medical Center
4567 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
 (303) 320 - 2121
Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
2001 N. High St
Denver, CO 80205
 (720) 754 - 1000

2.0 miles