Our NICU is a 32 bed level III unit, with an average daily census of 20-25 infants. We provide full support for critically ill infants ranging from 23 weeks gestational age to full term. We have advanced ventilator capability and provide the highest and most sophisticated care available. NMCSD has an active Maternal-Fetal Medicine department, and acts as a referral resource for complicated pregnancies and complex neonatal cases from all regional Military Treatment Facilities as well as overseas military hospitals in Guam, Okinawa and Japan.
We have a full component of pediatric subspecialists including: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Gastroenterology, Endocrine, Neurology, Genetics/Metabolic, Infectious Disease, Hematology/Oncology, Nephrology, and Developmental Pediatrics. We also have comprehensive surgical services including: General Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology (including ROP laser surgery capability), Pediatric ENT, Pediatric Urology, and Pediatric Orthopedics.
NMCSD has a fully accredited pediatric residency training program, and the NICU is heavily involved with resident teaching. We are committed to maintaining an academic environment that ensures we provide the most up-to-date care based on current literature and collaborative reviews of our current practice.
The NICU is staffed by an in-house, board certified neonatologist 24 hours a day. The remainder of the care team includes neonatal nurse practitioners, pediatrics residents, a strong cadre of experienced neonatal nurses and respiratory therapists, social workers, a dedicated NICU pharmacist, and lactation support.