Winchester Medical Center Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
The Neonatal Intensive Care unit at Winchester Medical Center is the region's
only level III NICU, able to take premature babies of any gestational
age or babies needing specialized care and treatment. The NICU is located
on the 2nd floor of the North Tower on the WMC campus. This new, state-of-the-art
facility is one of only a few NICUs in the tri-state area to have private
patient rooms to make it easier for babies and families to heal. There
are 21 single rooms, 3 twin rooms and 1 triplet room for a total of 30 beds.
Our team of neonatologists, nurse practitioners, staff nurses and respiratory
and occupational therapists use the latest in technological advances to
care for even the littlest patients. Most babies are admitted to the NICU
because they are born prematurely; some are born full-term with breathing
or other difficulties that need treatment. We realize that having an ill
or premature infant is unexpected and frightening. Our team is committed
to giving you and your child all the medical and emotional support available
to us. From the moment of admission, we want you to participate in your
baby’s care. As your baby’s condition improves you will be
able to assume more responsibility for his or her care. Click below to
take a look at our beautiful facility.
Parents or banded support individuals are welcome in the NICU 7 days a
week, 24 hours a day. Grandparents and visitors age 13 and up are welcome
8:00 am – 9:00 pm. Siblings age two and up are also welcome to visit.
Please speak with your baby’s nurse to arrange sibling visits.
Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
Parent Advisory Council Support
“When I was pregnant with my first baby, I never thought I would
have a baby in the NICU. When my son was born prematurely, the doctors,
nurses and staff at the WMC NICU guided me through every step of my son’s
healing until he was eventually big enough and healthy enough to go home.
The private rooms, caring staff and amazing doctors got us through a very
overwhelming and emotional time. We are so thankful we chose Winchester
Medical Center as the place to meet our son!”
-Carrie and Jason, Parents of Baby H.
The Parent Advisory Council is a collaboration of parents whose babies
needed advanced care in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and staff who
work together to maintain and enhance family centered care. The Parent
Advisory Council not only provides support but also offers educational
resources to parents. Meetings are held once a month to celebrate successes,
support the unit’s goals and offer suggestions towards family centered
care to better the experiences for other families who are going through
a difficult time.
The Council is always looking for more interested families! Joining the
council does require a time commitment but the rewards are endless. Help
other NICU families and staff by joining our team. For more information,
please email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications to join are also available in the NICU and can be provided
by your nurse.