UPMC Harrisburg and UPMC Lititz offer Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Level III designation means that our qualified staff can provide top-notch care for a high volume of critically ill babies and babies born as early as 23 weeks gestation. UPMC Memorial has a Level II NICU where specialty care can be given to babies born at 32 weeks gestation and above.
If your baby is born prematurely or has health problems at birth, you can count on our NICU staff to provide the best care for your baby. We will also provide you with the support and information you need to care for your baby after discharge.
We deliver round-the-clock treatment for a number of conditions, including:
We have the latest, most advanced technology and equipment specially designed for babies. Our neonatal physicians are available 24/7 and are backed by a full range of pediatric subspecialists including cardiologists, surgeons, gastroenterologists, and other pediatric specialists at the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. The NICU staff focuses on delivering a high level of clinical expertise in a family centered and developmentally sensitive atmosphere.
Our NICU staff includes:
UPMC in Central Pa. collaborates with Pediatrix Medical Group, the largest group of neonatal experts in the United States. Because of this partnership, our neonatal physicians can conduct online consultations and participate in patient management discussions with other neonatal experts across the county.
You are a parent, not a visitor. You are welcome in the NICU 24hrs/day. You are one of the most important members of our care team and the most consistent care provider for your baby.
There are special considerations and guidelines for visitors in the NICU:
NOTE: Visitors who have been exposed to any infectious disease or have flu or cold symptoms should NOT visit. Our tiny patients are very fragile, and a common cold can cause major illness including death.
At UPMC Harrisburg's NICU we pride ourselves in using the latest, most up-to-date equipment and technology to care for your baby.
Some of the technologies and equipment used in our NICU include:
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To help ease your anxiety about returning home with your baby, we encourage “rooming-in,” a practice where you and your baby spend time together before he or she goes home. We also allow you to fully participate in the care of your baby while he or she is in the NICU so you can bond and become familiar with your baby’s routines.
We have a dedicated "Discharge Specialist" and a social worker to help you prepare for discharge. These specialized, caring staff members will provide all the resources, support and information you need to confidently bring your baby home.
Babies requiring care in the NICU often need follow-up care to ensure that they are growing and developing properly. Our Neurodevelopment Follow-Up Clinic provides intensive, customized follow-up care and treatment to help your baby continue on a healthy path after leaving the NICU.
The following highly trained specialists will treat and care for your baby:
Our specialists will work with you to create an ongoing, individualized care plan for your baby that addresses his or her specific developmental needs.
The NICU Parent Education Support group at UPMC in Central Pa. is an inpatient hospital support group geared to support families during their NICU journey. The NICU Parent Education Support Group welcomes specialized guest speakers to educate families on various NICU related topics while also encouraging supportive relationships between current NICU parents/support persons. Guest speakers include: Neonatologists, Dieticians, Physical/ Occupational/ Speech Therapist, Lactation, etc. The NICU Parent Education Support group is held weekly in the NICU and is open to all NICU support persons. Watch for fliers in the unit for details. Please join us during this informal opportunity to meet your infants care professionals as well as other families.
The Women and Babies Center at Hollinger Tower
Located at UPMC Harrisburg
111 South Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
UPMC Lititz Women's Place
Located at UPMC Lititz
1500 Highlands Drive
Lititz, PA 17543
Maternity Pre-Registration: 717-625-5420
Labor and Delivery: 717-625-5428
1701 Innovation Drive
York, PA 17408
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