Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Here if You Need Us
Not all NICUs 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.
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.
A Successful March for Babies
Huntington Hospital was a proud sponsor of the March of Dimes March for
Babies, which was held on Saturday April 27, 2019.
Thanks to the walkers who came out to support the Huntington Hospital NICU
team and the March of Dimes organization
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.
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 & 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 conset)
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, help with long-term
development, and has active growth and changing hormones.
High Risk Infant 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 high-risk infant clinic, please call (626) 397-8675.