Rockford Memorial Hospital’s highest-rated Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides care for premature, critically ill, and injured newborns from throughout the region.
Our 46-bed NICU is staffed by a multidisciplinary care team of physicians, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, neonatal nurse practitioners, pediatric therapy services, and consulting physicians. All have extensive training in the care of premature and ill infants. Neonatologists provide 24-hour in-house coverage, and registered nurses must complete a comprehensive 18-week orientation program.
In addition, dedicated NICU staff provide neonatal transport services for infants requiring transfer.
Our NICU is a member of Vermont Oxford Network, a collaborative of health care professionals dedicated to improving the quality and safety of medical care for newborn infants and their families. The network comprises over 950 hospitals around the world and has a database that includes information about the care and outcomes of high-risk newborn infants.
In order to help answer a lot of the questions that parents have, we have compiled A Parent's Guide to the NICU.
Our parent advisory group is made up of former NICU parents who are involved in unit committees, including Vermont Oxford.
Rockford Memorial Hospital's NICU participates in the Vermont Oxford
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