Special Care Nursery (NICU)
In collaboration with Children’s Hospital Colorado, our innovative
Special Care Nursery–the first of its kind in the United States—is
a uniquely family-friendly place where infants who are premature or have
medical needs stay together with their parents in a private suite. In
this comfortable setting, babies are able to gain weight faster and become
strong enough to breathe independently. Our neonatal specialists coach
and collaborate with parents on caretaking, so families are confident
and prepared when they return home.
Highly trained specialists
Beyond 24/7 medical support from neonatal nurse practitioners, you and
your baby will be cared for by neonatology physicians from Denver’s
renowned Children’s Hospital, lactation consultants and your pediatrician.
Designed for comfort
Our innovative unit features quiet and private family suites—one
room for the newborn and an adjoining room for family members—so
parents can be near their baby at all times. From low lighting and noise
levels to home-like privacy and 24/7 access to specialists, every aspect
of this cozy space is designed to promote your baby's growth and development,
and to build parents' confidence when it comes to holdling, feeding,
stimulating and nurturing your precious baby.