Special Care Nursery
Our Special Care Nursery, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is the Northland's only Level III facility, the highest level for babies who are premature or need intensive care. Hospital staff are trained to care for babies born as early as 32 weeks (full term is 40 weeks).
Effective January 10, the Hospital will follow the Visitor Restriction Guidelines published by Children's Mercy Hospital. These guidelines are designed to protect babies from infection. When Children's Mercy Hospital advises us that the infection risk for NICU babies has been reduced, we will once again allow siblings and persons under the age of 16 to visit.
NICU Visitor Guidelines
- Due to the large number of respiratory and viral illness cases noted in the greater Kansas City community, siblings and other persons under 16 years of age may not visit inside the NICU until further notice.
- Each NICU baby may have two visitors in their room at any time. One visitor must be the infant’s parent or legal guardian.
- All visitors must produce valid photo identification (Driver’s License, State ID Card).
- NICU staff may ask visitors to wear mask, gloves and/or a gown during visitation.
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