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.

Disclaimer: The information and imagery showing and describing the NICU is a model and should not be relied on as a guaranteed accommodation.


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

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
  • Babysitting class flyer

Babysitting Classes

Our family education program offers babysitting classes tailored for boys and girls ages 11-15. Each class is a single, one-time session and is limited in size.

  • Infant Care Workshop Doll

Infant Care Workshop

You will use lifelike dolls to practice caring for your infant.

  • Beginnings/Early Pregnancy Class being taught

Early Pregnancy Class

Learn what to expect during pregnancy and much more. Participants also get a complimentary tour of our labor and delivery and postpartum areas.

  • People learning about Infant CPR with a doll

Infant CPR and Safety

This class is designed for new or expectant parents, grandparents, babysitters or anyone who deals with infants, from birth to one year, on a regular basis.