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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) — St. Cloud Hospital

Our goal is for you to bring home a healthy baby within a day or two after giving birth. But sometimes infants are born with medical issues that require highly specialized care. Should that happen, rest assured that your newborn will receive the highest quality care at St. Cloud Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Take a virtual tour of the new St. Cloud Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Why Choose the NICU at St. Cloud Hospital?

Quality care that reflects top outcomes when benchmarking against other hospitals within the internationally renowned Vermont Oxford Network

A modern NICU with private and semi-private rooms featuring:

  • Advanced monitoring and technology
  • A family zone with a couch that pulls into a bed, closet, refrigerator and web access
  • Overhead music to support the growth and development of the baby
  • A webcam for family and friends to view the baby from anywhere

A rapid response transport team that evaluates, stabilizes and transports babies not born in St. Cloud Hospital.

A team approach that includes 24/7 coverage by neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners and specialized nurses. The team also may include a case manager, social worker, dietitian, developmental specialist, breastfeeding consultant and others.

A highly specialized, yet intimate setting gives parents direct access to neonatologists so they can gain confidence in caring for their baby.

The March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program helps families with their hospital stay and transition home.

Access to other services, such as the Infant & Child Development Clinic, part of the St. Cloud Hospital Children's Center, or Infant Apnea Program.

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Featured Patient Story

St. Cloud Hospital Delivers with Pasteurized Donor Human Milk Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Patient Story
"For mothers who want to exclusively breastfeed, pasteurized donor human milk allows moms to work on milk supply while still offering an opportunity to bond with baby."
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