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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley is a 12-bed, level II NICU that provides compassionate and comprehensive care to premature and critically ill full-term infants. We provide specialized care including, invasive monitoring, conventional ventilation, high frequency ventilation and transport service.

Our transport team is available to assist the smaller community hospitals in the surrounding area as infants are transported in for a higher level of medical care.

Expert Care for High-Risk Births

Many high-risk pregnancies and high-risk multiples throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties in Southern California are referred to MemorialCare Medical Centers. Our neonatal intensive care units offer around-the-clock neonatologists, specialized nurses, respiratory therapists, and equipment to provide intensive care to infants whenever needed.

Your Baby’s Stay

Your baby may be admitted to the NICU for several reasons. If your newborn needs a little extra attention for a few days or is born premature or critically ill, we can provide quality, safe, state-of-the-art medical care.

Preparing for Home

Some babies may stay in the NICU for up to three months. That’s why communication and collaboration between your baby’s care team and your family is of utmost importance. Our specially trained care team understands that your baby’s discharge from the NICU is an exciting time for your family, but we also understand that it may feel overwhelming at times. Please don’t hesitate to ask your care team any questions you may have about follow-up care. We will make every effort to manage your specific needs so that you and your family will feel safe and well prepared to care for your infant at home.

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