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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Newborn babies who need intensive medical attention are often admitted into a special area of the hospital called the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The NICU is covered by board certified Neonatologists who provide expert in house medical care 24-hours per day, 7-days per week. The NICU combines advanced technology and highly trained healthcare professionals to provide specialized care for our patients.

We offer the area’s only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatrics departments. For over 37 years, Antelope Valley Hospital’s NICU has created thousands of positive outcomes for babies that required immediate care after birth.

Please be advised that NICU has different visiting rules from the rest of the hospital to protect our patients. Rules will be discussed upon admission to the unit.

Visiting Policies

Parents and guardians of infants in the NICU are encouraged to visit daily. Only two visitors are allowed at the patient’s bedside at a time due to space limitations. During COVID only one visitor may visit at a time to limit the amount of people in the room. All visitors must wear a face covering during the visit.

Visitors may include the parents or primary guardians and up to four other designated visitors. The patient’s healthy siblings may visit during Family Bonding Time from 8 a.m. ‑ 6:30 p.m. daily provided their immunizations are up to date and they have no signs of illness. During COVID only 2 visitors will be allowed to visit during infants stay in the NICU and only one at the bedside at a time.

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