NCH Women's Health Department
Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Baby holding adult's handThe NICU within the BirthPlace is the only neonatal intensive care unit in Collier County.
  • Provides state of the art and compassionate family centered care for premature and ill newborns

  • Has 24 hour a day in house board certified neonatologist coverage (pediatricians who have extra training in taking care of premature and seriously ill newborns )

  • Staffed with neonatal ICU trained nurses and respiratory therapists

  • Has pediatric pharmacy and pediatric dietary support, and a pediatric occupational therapy service with a certified feeding specialist

  • Lactation support services are available even when you have gone home. Breast pumps are located in the NICU for your convenience

  • Social service managers to assist you upon discharge

  • Rooming in support for parents prior to discharge

  • “Snuggler” volunteer services when medically stable to hold the babies when families are not able to be there all of the time.