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Neonatal intensive care (NICU)

If your new baby needs a higher level of care, ProHealth Care will be there for you and your family. Trust your little one to our experienced neonatology team – providers who specialize in tending to premature and sick newborns.

ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital is home to Waukesha County’s only
Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), designed for infants who:

  • Are born as early as 22 weeks
  • Weigh less than a pound

At ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, your baby may stay in the Level II NICU if he or she:

  • Has short-term health needs
  • Is born at 32 weeks or later and weighs at least 1,500 grams (3.3 pounds)

Neonatal services

No matter which hospital you choose to deliver your baby, your family benefits from:

  • 24/7 coverage by neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners (advanced practice nurses)
  • 24/7 availability of a neonatal ambulance team to seamlessly transport the baby to the best hospital for his or her needs
  • Access to pediatric subspecialists in cardiology (heart care), neurology (brain and spine care), gastroenterology (digestive health), nephrology (kidney care) and more
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) to guide you in breastfeeding
  • Respiratory therapists who help your newborn breath
  • Occupational therapists who promote healthy development and growth
  • Social workers who connect your family to local resources

Developmental follow-up care

After your baby leaves the NICU, get coordinated, specialized care from our developmental follow-up team. The team works with your pediatrician or family medicine doctor to help your child grow and develop to their fullest potential.

Partner with us for ongoing care, education and support services, such as pediatric rehabilitation. We’ll help your baby grow up as healthy as possible.

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