The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Clovis Community Medical Center is a family-centered environment where you're encouraged to be an active partner in your infant's care.
The team in our NICU works together to give your baby the specialized care he or she needs around the clock. As a level 2 NICU, we care for infants born around 32 weeks of gestational age or greater. This allows us to give your baby a higher level of care without having to transfer to another facility.
Physician experts in the fields of genetics, surgery, neurology, cardiology and otolaryngology (ENT), specially-trained nursing staff and highly-skilled professionals from physical, respiratory, occupational, and speech therapies, social workers, and chaplains – all work together so you can bring your little one home as soon as possible.
We're Here for You
We understand having a baby in the NICU can be a stressful time. Rest assured, our specially-trained nurses are there to answer your questions, offer support or just talk with you.
Where We’re Located:
The Clovis Community NICU is on the 2nd floor in the Women’s Pavilion, right next to the postpartum area where our mothers recover.
Our Neonatology Physician Team:
We go to great lengths to make sure your baby is safe. For the safety of your child our NICU is a secured unit. Each baby is assigned a special alarm sensor that's attached to either their umbilical cord clamp or name band. This sensor will set off an alarm if it leaves the NICU.
Entering the NICU
We encourage parents to visit often. To enter the NICU, use the call box next to the door. Push the call button to speak to a NICU team member.
What to Expect When Visiting:
To keep your baby safe, well, and to maintain confidentiality, you'll be asked to comply with the following before you're allowed to visit:
Provide your baby’s band number. All visitors need to be accompanied by a banded caregiver.
If you’re calling into the unit, you’ll need to provide your baby’s number to receive information about your infant.
Keep your baby’s identification number private. It’s our hospital policy to provide information to parents or legal guardians only.
Limit the number of visitors. We encourage only two people at a time to visit the baby’s bedside. One visitor must have a baby band.
Additional visitors may wait in the waiting room just down the hallway.
Parents can spend time with their baby in the NICU 24/7. However, we ask parents to have all other visitors limit their visits to between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
If you're sick. or if you think you might be sick. please talk to your baby’s nurse before entering the NICU.
During cold and flu season, children under 12 years of age will not be allowed in the NICU.
Special scrubbing: All visitors must do a 1-minute scrub of their hands and forearms upon entering the NICU. A timer is provided and a team member will show you how to properly scrub.