The tiniest patients at Rio Grande Regional Hospital are cared for in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), a Level III NICU unit that provides highly specialized care. Our NICU is staffed by a comprehensive team of neonatologists, neonatal nurses and respiratory therapists, who provide 24/7 in-house neonatal care. All NICU and Newborn Nursery Staff are certified providers of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program and have STABLE certification to provide specialized care.

Healthy babies are born every day at Rio Grande Regional Hospital. Babies born even a few weeks early may be healthy, but need some extra help. Our NICU is fully staffed and ready to do what’s needed to bring your newborn home happy and healthy.

What is a NICU?

The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is a specially designed nursery in the hospital providing round the clock care for premature or critically ill infants. Our specially trained healthcare providers are ready to support and facilitate the optimal development of the tiniest patients.

Babies born prematurely many need more monitoring or treatment to ensure their lungs, hearts and other organs are well developed. A Level III NICU offers newborn care for babies born at any gestational age and any babies born with a critical illness. Our NICU also has a certified neonatal physical therapist. A specially trained NICU transport team is on alert 24/7 to handle the transfer of high-risk infants to and from other area hospitals.

Specialized Neonatal Care

The Rio Grande Regional Hospital NICU can provide help in many pediatric specialties and treatments. Our services include:

  • Neonatal Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Cardiology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Inhaled nitric oxide treatment
  • High-frequency oscillatory ventilation treatment
  • Staff certified in PICC line service

Find a Doctor

See if your OB/GYN has privileges at Rio Grande Regional Hospital (or find one who does). Please call (956) 661-3110.