Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Located in ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Waukesha County’s only Level III NICU provides parents peace of mind knowing they’re connected to the highest level of care available for premature and critically ill newborns in the county.

Our board-certified, fellowship-trained neonatologists provide specialized care for babies born as early as 22 weeks and those weighing less than a pound. They work with an experienced team of caregivers, including neonatal nurse practitioners, specially-trained nurses, respiratory and occupational therapists, lactation consultants and social workers, to provide comprehensive care for baby.

Comprehensive neonatal services

  • 24/7 coverage by neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners
  • 22-bed unit allows personalized care for patients and parents
  • 24/7 availability of a neonatal ambulance transport team to accompany baby en route to Waukesha Memorial Hospital, providing a mini-intensive care nursery on wheels to stabilize baby on the way to the NICU
  • Links to pediatric subspecialists in cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology, nephrology and more
  • International board-certified lactation consultants, respiratory and occupational therapists, and social workers available for assistance/support during baby’s stay in the NICU
  • Ongoing care, education and support services to ensure a smooth transition home
  • Developmental follow-up services and access to additional services upon discharge

Developmental follow-up services

NICU graduates are referred to the developmental follow-up team to receive the attention and expertise they need when transitioning from the NICU to a pediatrician’s care.

Premature babies usually do not develop at the same rate as other children and are at risk for growth, feeding, respiratory, cognitive, speech, hearing or vision impairments as they grow. Often, these challenges can be overcome through early and persistent intervention.

The team evaluates, monitors and provides the screenings, assessments, interventions and referrals needed to improve both short- and long-term outcomes for these high-risk children. Education on the physical, emotional and nutritional needs that are unique to NICU babies is also provided. Working collaboratively with the child’s pediatrician, team members connect the child to resources for follow-up care to ensure growth and development is progressing appropriately.

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We can help prepare you for what to expect throughout pregnancy, labor and delivery, and for life after baby comes homes with a variety of educational classes and support groups.

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