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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach is one of 22 hospitals in California to feature a regional Level III NICU, which is the highest designation available in California. This means the unit has the advanced care capabilities, along with skilled specialists, to care for the sickest and most critically ill and premature babies. The NICU at Miller Children’s is the largest level III NICU in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties, treating more than 1,000 critically ill and premature babies each year.

Tertiary Care for Premature & Critical Care Newborns

Since Miller Children’s is a free-standing children’s hospital, critically ill babies and their families have direct access to a wide range of board-certified pediatric medical and surgical sub-specialists, as well as supportive care, that allows treatment across the full range of neonatal illnesses 24/7. The Perinatal Special Care Unit for high-risk moms is just footsteps away from the NICU in the BirthCare Center at Miller Children’s. This allows round-the-clock access to specialists and sub-specialists for both women and babies – all under one roof.

Miller Children’s has a full-range of advanced neonatal medical care, including state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical care, complete with leading technologies and care techniques, including whole-body cooling and bubble c-pap. 


  • 24-hour: 
    • In-house coverage by board certified/eligible neonatologists
    • Interpreter Services
    • Medical Social Work coverage
    • Pediatric Physician Sub-specialty coverage
    • Perinatology and Anesthesiology coverage
    • NICU Specific Respiratory Care Services
    • NICU Specific Registered Nurse Care
  • California Children’s Services (CCS) approved provider
  • Certified Hearing Screening Center
  • Child Life Program/Sibling Support
  • Clinical and Basic Science Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Surgical Services
  • Cuddler Volunteer Program
  • Infant CPR Training for Parents/Family
  • Multi-disciplinary Transport Team
  • Neonatal Case Management and Discharge Planning
  • Neonatal Parent Educator
  • Neonatal Clinical Dieticians/Nutritionists
  • Neonatal Occupational/Physical/Speech Therapists
  • Neonatal/Pediatric Home Health
  • Neonatal/Perinatal Research Program
  • Outpatient Specialty Care Centers, Clinics & Programs
  • Pain Management Program
  • Parent Education & Support Program (Bilingual-Spanish)
  • UCI Physician Residency Training/ Neonatal Fellowship Training Program

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