Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

The newly opened, state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital provides care for infants born prematurely or with critical medical conditions. With six private rooms, the NICU offers unparalleled privacy for parents and loved ones during a sensitive time.

The NICU is capable of delivering babies as young as 32 weeks old, offering a setting for high-risk pregnancies to be carried out as safely as possible. Mothers admitted to the hospital have the comfort of knowing their babies are being cared for within the same building.

Our 3,100-square-foot facility features a designated lactation area and top-of-the-line technology, including the NICVIEW online camera system, which gives family members video access to their child at any time of the day or night.

NICVIEW

Using the latest technology, parents can see their infants 24 hours a day, seven days a week through a private video feed.

Lifesaving Care

Our expert neonatologists, registered nurses, respiratory therapists and technicians tend to our most vulnerable arrivals until they are ready to begin their lives at home.

Private Rooms

Our NICU offers six comfortable, private rooms so that families and their loved ones can visit in peace and speak with staff one on one.

Treatments and Services

  • Assisted ventilation
  • In-house and post-discharge certified lactation support
  • In-unit blood gas analyzer
  • Inpatient and outpatient hearing screening
  • Level II NICU care (infants born after 32 weeks that weigh at least 1500 grams)
  • Neonatal metabolic assessment
  • Pediatric heart ultrasound
  • Portable chest radiography
  • Screening for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD)
  • Secure NICVIEW web cameras

Maternity Programs, Classes and Events

  • EVSP-Featured-Image-Grow_and_Play

Grow and Play

Next Date: Every Thursday from 9–11 a.m.

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FREE Breastfeeding Support Group

Breastfeeding can be a challenge, so join us for breastfeeding

FREE New Mother’s Forum Support Group

Your birth is experience is unique, but there are common

Infant Care Workshop

Using Life-like dolls, you will practice:

Diapering
Bathing
Holding
Swaddling