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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - St. Cloud Hospital

No one imagines a child’s birth turning into a long hospital stay. But, if needed, our level II and III NICU offers highly specialized, quality care for the tiniest and sickest of infants in Central Minnesota.

Why choose the NICU at St. Cloud Hospital?

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Modern NICU. The private and semi-private rooms feature: 

  • Family zone with a couch that pulls into a bed, closet, refrigerator and web access
  • Overhead music to support the growth and development of the baby
  • Advanced monitoring and technology
  • WebCam for family and friends to view the baby from anywhere

Rapid response transport team. This specialized team knows how to evaluate, stabilize and transport babies. If you give birth elsewhere, know your baby will be in safe hands throughout the journey to St. Cloud Hospital.

Team approach. We have 24/7 coverage by neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners and specialized nurses. The team also may include a case manager, social worker, dietitian, developmental specialist, breastfeeding consultant and others.

Highly specialized, yet intimate setting. Parents are welcome 24 hours a day. You have direct access to the neonatologists. We will help you gain confidence in the care of your child by giving you as many chances as possible to learn about and care for your baby.

March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program. This program helps families with their hospital stay and transition home. Support Program staff provide education in a dedicated Parent Respite Room, where you can watch TV and meet other NICU parents within a relaxing atmosphere.

Quality care. Our NICU has top outcomes when benchmarking against other hospitals within the internationally renowned Vermont Oxford Network.

Access to other services. We work to get your child home as soon as possible. After your child leaves, your doctor may suggest our Infant & Child Development Clinic or Infant Apnea Program. This program assesses and treats infants at risk for, or who have, apnea (absent breathing) and/or bradycardia (slow heart rate).


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