Our Care Team

We know it can feel overwhelming to have your baby in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). However, you can rest assured we will help your baby grow in a nurturing environment that protects and allows for the care needed.

In the NICU, you may meet many different people who will help care for your infant.

NICU care team members include:
  • Pediatrician - a physician who has specialized training in caring for babies and children
  • Neonatologist - a pediatrician who has specialized training in caring for sick newborns
  • NICU pharmacist - a pharmacist who is an expert in the medications, fluids and nutrition that ill babies need
  • Pediatric resident - a physician in training to care for babies and children
  • Neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP) - a nurse who has specialized training and a master’s degree in caring for sick newborns
  • Staff nurses (RN) - registered nurses who care for your baby
  • Clinical nurse specialist (CNS) - a nurse with a master’s degree who has specialized training in caring for your baby, directing nursing practice in the unit and providing nursing consultations to the care team
  • Respiratory care practitioners - professionals who have specialized training to care for your baby’s respiratory (breathing) needs
  • Lactation specialists - professionals who have training in helping mother and infant succeed in breastfeeding
  • Rehabilitation team - professionals who have training in infant development, positioning and feeding
  • Medical social worker/Discharge planners - professionals who offer emotional support and who arrange for any special care referrals or equipment needed for your infant’s discharge from the hospital. They also communicate with your insurance company for authorization of care.
  • Unit clerks - staff who assist in the organization of care in the NICU
  • Radiology technologists - professionals who take X-rays and ultrasounds