Though few expect complications, many parents and physicians prefer to deliver their babies at a hospital that offers a comprehensive range high-risk services, including Level II and Level III neonatal intensive care units (NICU) for babies who aren’t quite ready to go home immediately after birth.
Valley Health System hospitals offer some of the region’s most advanced technologies and services for mothers and infants, including some of the following:
- An antepartum unit to monitor pregnancy-related complications
- Labor-delivery-recovery rooms
- Normal, intermediate and high-risk infant nurseries
- Dedicated infant-transport ambulance for infant transfers between hospitals
- Monitors to provide convenient unit communication
- Dedicated NICU-specific transport team
- Skilled neonatologists, nurses and other medical professionals
The Level II NICU features a strong nurse to baby ratio, meeting American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guidelines.
The Maternity Center is the first and only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for newborns in southwest Las Vegas.
Summerlin Hospital recently expanded its Level III NICU adding additional beds and advanced technology, to make it one of the largest NICUs in the state.
Thousands of Southern Nevada mothers have found peace of mind knowing that multiple levels of care are available at Valley Hospital Medical Center.
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