Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Caring for Your Miracle


For over twenty years the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at The Women’s Hospital at Saddleback Medical Center 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.


  • On-site 24/7 Neonatologists, Specialized Nurses and Respiratory Therapists
  • 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

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