Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
The NICU at the Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion is dedicated to healing and supporting you and your little one. Our NICU is a Level III unit that provides highly specialized intensive care for about 800–1,000 critically ill and premature newborns every year.
Care is provided by board-certified neonatologists (pediatricians who have received further training to care for sick newborns), nurse practitioners (specialized masters and doctorate-prepared nurses), clinical nurse specialist, neonatal nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers and physical therapists. This collaboration makes for excellent monitoring, diagnosis of problems and support of vital functions beyond that available in a general pediatric unit. It also allows for the overwhelming majority of sick newborns born in this part of greater Atlanta and Gwinnett County to receive state-of-the-art care close to where their parents live.
Among the services in the NICU are:
- Prenatal consultation for high-risk pregnancies
- NICU team for high-risk births
- Specialized transport of sick newborns from other hospitals to the Gwinnett Medical Center Women’s Pavilion
- Collaboration with pediatric cardiologists, pediatric neurologists, pediatric neurosurgeons and pediatric surgeons to care for your baby
Sometimes things do not go exactly as planned. Should this happen, it is important to know that your newborn will be in the best hands possible, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Find an OB/GYN now, or call 678-312-5000.