Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Most babies born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center arrive healthy without any complications. Should something critical happen, however, it's comforting to know that our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) offers comprehensive technology with compassionate patient care. A world-class Level III regional NICU, ours is one of the largest in all of Southern California and unmatched in the United States for its state-of-the-art design.

The NICU at Cedars-Sinai offers complete diagnostic and treatment services for the nearly 700 critically ill infants we admit each year. Our NICU has a multidisciplinary research division dedicated to providing the highest quality care for all newborns, healthy ones as well as those who are sick or premature.

All our neonatologists are board certified with a fully accredited Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program. The NICU is a California Children Services (CCS)-approved Regional Center, and our physician are CCS providers.

At Cedars-Sinai, the Labor and Delivery area has a stabilization room designed for the immediate, specialized care of high-risk newborns. An elevator directly connecting Labor and Delivery with the NICU saves life-prolonging minutes in getting newborns to the NICU and its specialized equipment and doctors.

The NICU at Cedars-Sinai is newly renovated with the latest in equipment and many self-contained services, including a Blood Gas Laboratory and imaging abilities that allow for immediate test results. The Unit has isolation rooms for rooming, multiple births and family support, as well as hemodynamic monitoring and Omnibeds.

The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine works closely with the Department of Pediatrics to ensure the best care for both mother and baby. To learn more about the NICU services and programs, visit the Cedars-Sinai Pediatric Services website.