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About Our Practice
As the only Specialty Care Level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in the Utica area, we have a skilled team of experts and advanced technology to manage the care of most premature or sick infants brought to our NICU so they do not need to be transferred to out-of-area hospitals. This enables parents and families to remain close to their baby during their hospital stay.
Our private NICU rooms, equipped with a bathroom and shower, enable parents to spend quality time with their baby and stay overnight if they wish, providing:
- Enhanced privacy — Parents and caregivers have more privacy for bonding with their baby, breastfeeding and interacting without disturbances.
- Reduced noise — Private rooms are quieter, which is essential for the well-being of premature infants who can be sensitive to noise.
- Individualized care — Health care providers can offer more one-on-one care and attention to each baby in a private room.
- Decreased stress — Families experience less stress and anxiety in a private setting, allowing them to focus on their baby’s well-being.
- Improved parental involvement — Private rooms encourage parents to be more involved in their baby’s care and make them feel like an integral member of the care team.
- Emotional support — Families have a private space for emotional conversations, which can be especially important during difficult times.
Services We Provide
- Continuous monitoring — Babies are monitored 24/7 for vital signs, including heart rate, respiratory rate and oxygen levels.
- Respiratory support — Some newborns require assistance with breathing, such as the use of CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) or low-flow oxygen.
- Feeding support — Infants may require feeding assistance, such as tube feeding or specialized formulas.
- Intravenous (IV) therapy — IV lines may be used for giving babies fluids, medicines or nutrition.
- Temperature control — Incubators or warmers are used to maintain a baby’s body temperature.
- Phototherapy — For jaundice treatment, phototherapy lights may be used to help babies process bilirubin.
- Infection control — Proper infection control measures are in place to prevent the spread of infections.
- Neonatal surgery — Minor surgical interventions may be required, such as placing chest tubes.
- 111 Hospital Drive
- Utica NY 13502-2517