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).

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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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Featured Patient Story

Parents find comforts of home close to their babies Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Patient Story
"We feel more than fortunate that a challenging start for our boys has had such happy endings."
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Tiffany, Oliver & Brynn Huffman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Patient Story
"The decision to breastfeed is a personal one, and a mother should not feel guilty if she cannot or chooses not to breastfeed. Success rates for mothers who want to breastfeed can be greatly improved through the support of others."
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