Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
The William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital features 30 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) rooms, giving each baby his or her own room, in a space sized to easily accommodate both hospital staff and parents.
Parents can sleep in the room overnight with their newborns – enabling parents to focus on their infant and build bonds that will help the baby grow stronger. Research shows that more parental involvement helps babies with weight gain, breastfeeding, and earlier release from the hospital.
In a special collaboration, the Clements University Hospital NICU is a joint endeavor with Children’s Medical Center.