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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
in Laguna Hills
For over twenty years the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at The Women’s Hospital at Saddleback Memorial in Laguna Hills has been caring for premature and medically fragile infants. We hope you never need us, but should the need arise we are well-equipped to care for infants requiring immediate, advanced care.
Every newborn is special to us. But sometimes babies arrive a little too early or have needs that require extra attention. The NICU at The Women’s Hospital provides a full complement of board certified neonatologists, pediatric subspecialists, experienced nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers and pediatricians. We provide a full range of specialized, family-centered services–intensive, intermediate and continuing care–for premature and medically fragile newborns.
Our NICU features round-the-clock, on-site neonatologists, specialized nurses and respiratory therapists as well as:
- Lactation Support
- Skin-to-Skin Care
- Medical Social Work coverage
- Pediatric Physician Subspecialty Coverage
- Perinatology and Anesthesiology Coverage
- Neonatal Case Management & Discharge Planning
- Interpreter Services
Visitor policies ensure the safety of NICU patients while maintaining infection control measures.
- Parents and legal guardians are always welcome.
- Visitors and siblings are welcome daily from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM.
- Other adult visitors (18 years and older) may visit provided they are accompanied by one of the newborn's parents or legal guardians.
- Siblings under the age of four may visit during visiting hours, and must be accompanied by a parent and a second adult. For the safety of our patients, siblings must be in good health and with no exposure to chickenpox or measles.
- A maximum of two visitors will be allowed at the infant's bedside at any one time.
- Parents and visitors with suspected infectious diseases are asked to postpone contact with infants in the NICU.
- Parents and legal guardians are asked to remain at the bedside of their infant in order to protect the privacy of other NICU families.
- On occasion, the NICU may be temporarily closed to parents and visitors during surgical procedures.