Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Sometimes, in spite of every precaution, a baby is born with medical problems that require special attention. At Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, a team of highly skilled specialists in neonatology offers the highest level of care for these newborns.
The unit is supported by trained professionals, such as nurses, dietitians, and physical therapists, who have the advanced clinical skills required to care for your baby. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) maintains specialized equipment to constantly monitor and support these babies. Staff members work closely with the family to explain treatment, medications, and the equipment used. We offer parents support, counseling, and medical social services. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to be with the baby anytime.