Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Norton Children’s provides the comprehensive, highly skilled care that your newborn may need. With a proven team of accomplished neonatal specialists, our two Norton Children’s neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are dedicated to caring for babies born prematurely or in need of advanced care or surgery.

We have Level IV and Level III NICUs available to provide your baby with highly skilled care. A Level IV NICU provides the highest level of care possible for newborns. Specially trained doctors, nurses and staff are available, as well as specialized equipment and tools to care for babies born prematurely or with medical conditions.

NicView available at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital and Norton Children’s Hospital

Stay connected to your baby when you can’t be at the hospital

NicView is a camera system placed near your baby’s bed that allows you to view a secure live video stream of your baby. See your baby from any computer, smartphone or tablet with an internet connection.

To receive access to NicView, contact your nurse or physician.

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A comprehensive team is staffed at each of our NICU nurseries. The team includes:

  • Neonatologists and specially trained nurse practitioners
  • Registered nurses
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Speech, occupational and physical therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Clinical laboratory technicians
  • Neonatal nutritionists
  • Lactation consultants
  • Developmental specialists
  • Transport specialists
  • Physician assistants

Collaborating With UofL School of Medicine for Your Child’s Care

Norton Children’s providers offer highly skilled care for your child. These doctors are professors and active researchers helping to advance medical care in the 21st century with clinical research and education. Norton Children’s Hospital serves as the primary pediatric teaching facility for the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Neonatologist champions follow-up clinic for NICU graduates

When Hannah R. Fischer, M.D., neonatologist with Norton Children’s Neonatology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, was doing her pediatric residency, it was in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) where she found her […]

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Strategies for reducing the infant mortality rate

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For Tamina R.B. Singh, M.D., joy is watching NICU babies grow and thrive

Even when she’s delivering the most advanced care to the sickest babies, Tamina R.B. Singh, M.D., medical director of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Norton Children’s Hospital, never loses sight of the family. […]

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Child thrives after retinopathy of prematurity and NICU stay

Lindsay Rogers and her husband, David, tried for 16 months to get pregnant, including three cycles of fertility medications. As she considered whether seeing a fertility specialist might be the next step, she became pregnant […]

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From 1 pound, 10 ounces to a thriving kindergartner

When Dana’s daughter, LeAnn, was born at 25 weeks, she weighed 1 pound, 10 ounces. Born more than three months early, LeAnn was so fragile she couldn’t be held or even taken out of the […]

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Neonatologist champions follow-up clinic for NICU graduates

When Hannah R. Fischer, M.D., neonatologist with Norton Children’s Neonatology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, was doing her pediatric residency, it was in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) where she found her […]

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