NICU: Conditions We Treat
At the Wasie Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, we understand the intense worry that comes with your baby requiring NICU care. Our team of dedicated neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners and physician assistants, neonatal nurses and specialists are here to provide the highest level of neonatal care to your little one – and compassionate support to your family. Our NICU provides 24/7 expert care to our tiniest patients in a loving, family-centered environment. We’re all in this together.
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Conditions We Treat
Whether your baby arrived prematurely, has experienced a complicated delivery or requires critical NICU care following birth – our team is here. Our NICU also treats babies who are experiencing:
- Bowel obstructions
- Cardiac anomalies
- Chronic lung disease
- Congenital anomalies
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- Low blood sugar
- Meconium aspiration syndrome
- Necrotizing enterocolitis
- Neonatal sepsis
- Patent ductus arteriosus
- Persistent pulmonary hypertension
- Respiratory distress syndrome
- Retinopathy of prematurity
- Tracheoesophageal fistula
Specialties at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
The neonatology experts at our Wasie NICU at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital provide comprehensive, dedicated care to our littlest patients. Our neonatology team works closely with specialists throughout Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital to ensure continuity of care throughout your baby’s stay – and beyond. Many NICU babies need specialty care once they are discharged from the NICU, and our Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital experts are here to continue monitoring your little one’s care.
Our NICU works with all specialties and subspecialties, including:
- Congenital heart defects
- Gastroenterology (digestive)
- Nephrology (kidney)
- Respiratory/Pulmonary (breathing)
Transport Services to Wasie NICU at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital has a dedicated transport team for quick ground transport of infants who need immediate specialized care. The transport team includes a pediatric and neonatal critical care nurse, respiratory therapist and, if needed, a neonatologist.
Our transport team provides medical care on the way to the hospital and stays in constant communication with the Wasie NICU team to ensure seamless transfer of care upon arrival. A mobile extracorporeal membranous oxygenation (ECMO) unit is available for patients with critical cardiopulmonary conditions.
Air transport services are also available and include a fully equipped Learjet and specially trained in-flight medical team to care for critically ill pediatric patients.
Requesting Transport to Wasie NICU
For more information or to request transport services to the Wasie NICU, please call 954-265-4270. General questions or non-NICU transfer requests should be made by calling the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Transport Call Center at 954-986-6330.