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Special Care Nursery

Our innovative Special Care Nursery at Foothills Hospital provides specialized care and the latest in technology to babies born prematurely or with medical needs. Our neonatal intensive care team includes extensively trained and experienced specialists from Children’s Hospital Colorado, who provide the expertise and support for the best possible care.

24/7 Access to Highly Trained Specialists

If your baby needs to spend time in our Special Care Nursery (a Level II neonatal intensive care unit), your newborn will be cared for by a multidisciplinary team of experts:

  • Expert Neonatal Physicians and Neonatal Nurses Practitioners: Neonatal physicians (neonatologists) and neonatal nurse practitioners from Denver’s renowned Children’s Hospital Colorado manage your baby’s care and provide a deep level of experience and expertise in caring for sick and premature babies.
  • NICU Nurses: Our Special Care Nursery’s experienced and specially trained NICU nurses provide 24/7 care for you and your baby and work closely with other members of your baby’s care team.
  • Infant Feeding Consultants: A team of registered nurses with lactation certification are available every day while your baby is in the hospital. They’re specially trained to help mothers successfully breast or formula feed.

First-of-its-Kind NICU: Families Stay Together

The first-of-its-kind neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in the U.S., our Special Care Nursery is a uniquely family-friendly place, with families staying together in a private suite.

Quiet, private one-room for newborns and an adjoining room for family members—so parents can be near their baby at all times. From its home-like comfortable setting and 24/7 access to neonatal specialists, every aspect of this cozy space is designed to build your confidence when it comes to holding, feeding, stimulating and nurturing your precious baby.

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