A Level III NICU will provide your newborn with the best care possible if extra medical attention is needed at birth.
You may know you want a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in the hospital where you give birth, but did you know that not all NICUs are created equal? There are three different levels to differentiate between units with varying capabilities. A Level III NICU is the safest choice you can make for your baby. Here's why!
A baby in a Level III NICU will rarely need to be transferred to a new a location. A move to a new facility always carries some risk, especially when the patient is a vulnerable newborn. You can rest assured that a Level III NICU will not need to pass your infant to another medical care center for a procedure they can't provide.
A Level III NICU can care for the smallest and youngest babies. If you go into labor prematurely, you'll want a Level III NICU close by. They are ready and willing to give any premature baby the fighting chance he deserves.
A Level III NICU has the best technology available. While we always hope for the best, a Level III NICU makes it a priority to be prepared for the worst case scenario. This means being fully equipped for the most complicated surgeries and procedures.
If you have a high-risk pregnancy, it's important to choose a hospital that is fully equipped to care for your newborn after birth, no matter what problems may arise. Learn more about Kendall Regional's new Level III NICU at our website. If you have any questions or need a physician referral, call our free Consult-a-Nurse® service at 1-888-256-7719.