Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU)

The NICU is a level IV (highest level) tertiary care unit providing care to newborns requiring respiratory support, surgery, medical care and/or close observation. Care is given by an interdisciplinary team, including the availability of a neonatologist 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As the coordinator of care, the registered nurse is responsible for the patient’s care from admission to discharge or transfer, assessing family needs and implementing discharge teaching. Our goal is to provide quality care, support the family and facilitate a smooth transition from hospital to home.


Premature and ill newborns


26 beds


Registered nurses, nursing assistants, nurse externs, health unit coordinators

Care Focus

Primary care

Patient Type

Premature and ill newborns born at Women and Children’s Hospital and transported from a referral area encompassing central and southern West Virginia and surrounding states

Information about our NICU services.