Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Not all NICU's are created equal, and it's important to know the difference when you are choosing where to have your baby. Huntington Hospital offers beyond advanced care in our level III NICU for babies born prematurely or with medical problems. In fact, our NICU provides the highest level of neonatal intensive care available in the San Gabriel Valley. We have in-house neonatologists available 24 hours a day with support teams that include neonatology surgeons, physicians and nurses; specially trained respiratory therapists; pediatric pharmacists; occupational therapists; dietitians and transport teams.

For more information about the NICU, or to arrange for a transport, please call (626) 397-8524.

NICU Services
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We are the only hospital in the San Gabriel Valley to offer many of the advanced neonatal care techniques that are responsible for saving dozens of young lives every year. Our NICU offers state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical services.

Fetal Surgery Program

Huntington Hospital Maternal and Children's Services, in partnership with USC Institue for Maternal-Fetal Health (IMFH) offers a Fetal Surgery Program to identify and treat medical problems in children while they are still in the womb.

Therapeutic Induced Hypothermia (Total Body Cooling)

Cooling is a treatment that may prevent or minimize long-term consequences of brain injury in newborns.

Nitric Oxide Treatment

Nitric oxide treatment is a non-invasive method of treating respiratory and cardiopulmonary disorders in infants.

ECMO Treatment

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a life-saving surgical treatment for pulmonary hypertension or respiratory failure in infants. ECMO pumps blood out of the body and through an artificial lung to receive oxygen, remove carbon dioxide and support the work of the lungs.

Small Baby Unit

Our small baby unit provides specialized care for our tiniest patients under 32 weeks and 1500 grams.

Nutrition and Feeding Program

We want our patients to have the best care so we provide the option of milk from a licensed donor milk bank for qualified candidates.

For babies born under 32 weeks gestation, less than 1500 grams, or those who have suffered a bowel injury, donor milk may be given (with parental consent) until the mother's own milk supply is the right amount to feed her baby until he/she reaches 32 weeks gestation. Studies have shown that breast milk offers many benefits such as improved digestion, helping with long-term development, and has active growth and changing hormones.

Child Development

For NICU graduates who require follow-up care after discharge, a team of skilled practitioners from our high-risk infant follow-up clinic are on-hand to assist families with additional services.

High-Risk Infant Follow-up Clinic

For NICU graduates who require follow-up care after discharge, a team of skilled practitioners from our high-risk infant follow-up clinic are on-hand to assist families with additional services.

For more information about the NICU, or to arrange for a transport, please call (626) 397-8524.

For more information about high-risk infant clinic, please call (626) 397-8675.

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