NICU

Specialized Neonatal Care

When you stay at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, you can take comfort in knowing that we offer a Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), where we provide high-level care for premature and critically ill babies. Babies who need to go to the NICU are usually admitted within the first 24 hours after their birth, typically because they’re born prematurely, show signs of a complication in the first few days of life or have difficulty during their delivery.

Level III NICU

Our expanded Level III NICU is equipped to handle a wide range of difficult neonatal emergencies. We’re able to provide care for babies born at less than 32 weeks gestation as well as babies born with critical illness.

Here we provide specialized treatment for infections, birth defects, breathing difficulties, growth restriction and maternal health problems. We’re also able to provide treatment for a range of conditions, including anemia, jaundice, seizures and low blood sugar.

Around-the-Clock Care

Should your baby need intensive care, our neonatologists are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide advanced care. Our compassionate, highly skilled NICU staff is prepared to care for some of the smallest and sickest of babies.

Our NICU features 25 nursery beds, including two isolation rooms and one private room. We also have 10 continuing care nursery beds, with two being private rooms. For the safety of the infants in the NICU, this unit is a controlled access department.

NICU Transport

To ensure infants born at area hospital facilities receive the high level intensive care that they need, Cy-Fair Hospital has a Neonatal Transport Team ready at all hours. Our team serves as a ground transport unit to stabilize the baby for transport and make sure they arrive at our Level III NICU safely.

The transport team consists of registered nurses, respiratory therapists and emergency medical technicians that work under the direction of our neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners.

Learn More

If you’d like to learn more about the Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital NICU, or to schedule an in-person visit at the Women’s Health Center, please call (877) 274-0339.