Our Newborn and Infant Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is equipped to care for sick or premature infants who require constant monitoring.
We recognize and welcome you as the most important member of your baby's care team. Our single-family rooms allow intensive, personalized care while giving your family room to spend more quality time with your baby and learn to care for his medical needs.
Our designation as a Level III Regional Referral Center means we have a neonatologist and anesthesiologist available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our caring team of neonatologists and specially trained nurses will monitor your baby's condition at all times by direct observation, and by using the latest specialized equipment and technology available.
As a Level III Regional Referral Center, Woman's is part of a select group of hospitals in the nation who can provide quality care for the smallest and sickest babies. We also participate in the Vermont Oxford Quality Improvement Collaborative with 500 other NICU’s across the country to keep abreast of the latest research and emerging practices that offer the best care for premature and critically ill babies.
If you are a parent of an infant in the NICU, you may stay with your baby as long as you want. Visiting hours for guests are 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
- Only two guests may visit with you and your baby at one time.
- Visitors must show a photo ID and will be checked for possible signs of illness or infections before entering the NICU.
- Visitors may be asked to limit the length of their visit based on your baby's condition.
- All visitors entering your baby's room must be healthy.
- We may ask your visitors to leave if we are concerned about their health.
- We may also ask your visitors to leave if the activity is too much for your baby.
- Clergy may visit unescorted, but will not be given patient information; they are expected to adhere to the NICU's visiting policies as stated above.
For more on Woman's NICU visiting policies, refer to the Newborn and Infant Intensive Care Unit Family Guidelines brochure.