Conditions We Treat in the NICU

Simply stated, the purpose of the Wasie Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital is to take care of newborns who require more care than our Newborn Nursery can provide.

Conditions Treated

There are many reasons that a baby would require care in our Wasie NICU. In addition to premature babies or those who experienced complications at birth, we treat babies who are experiencing:

  • Bowel obstructions
  • Cardiac anomalies
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Hydrocephaly
  • Infections
  • Low blood sugar
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Neonatal sepsis
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension
  • Respiratory distress syndrome
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Tracheo-esophageal fistula
  • Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
  • Seizures