Bringing a new life into the world is a miraculous journey. However, 1,900 babies every year need a little more medical attention after birth and are admitted to the UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The NICU at Magee supplies critically ill newborns with specialized, advanced neonatal medical treatment.
About the NICU
The NICU at Magee is equipped with a total of 83 beds, consisting of 48 private bays, and three open-bay pods (located within the NICU, on the 2700 unit, and on the 2800 unit). With private bays that utilize solid walls instead of glass or curtains, it is one of the largest in Pennsylvania. The privacy of these walls enhances Magee’s family centered care philosophy and allows for increased family interaction with baby, nurses, and support staff. With its own triage area, the NICU is able to stabilize newly admitted patients before being transferred into a private room.
About Our Team
This Level III unit is staffed by highly trained neonatal specialists. This team includes: neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, nutritionists, developmental specialists, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, a neonatal transportation team, and designated neonatal respiratory therapists.
The organizational collaborative efforts of Magee and UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh allow Magee’s patients to be supported by UPMC Children's medical team. This partnership enables patients requiring surgical intervention or extensive consultation to be transported to Children's for further management.
As a regional referral center for high-risk maternal and fetal care, Magee provides physicians and hospitals across the tri-state area with access to the highest level of resources, resulting in the best possible care for patients.
The entire NICU team at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital understands the stress that having a baby in the NICU can place on a family. To help reduce the stressors surrounding an admission into the NICU, the team has established several resources to encourage family-centered care:
- Daily bedside medical team rounding
- NICU breastfeeding consultants
- A dedicated social work team
- Bedside parental sleep chairs
- Interactive discharge planning
For more information, call the NICU at 877-641-4704.