5 Bedded with ventilators and monitors round the clock services are available with centralized oxygen supply.

The NICU at Hoops Family Children's Hospital is the only facility in the region to offer state-of-the-art, single-patient rooms. Private rooms encourage and support communication, bonding and family-centered care. Mothers have privacy to breastfeed or pump at their baby’s bedside, which often results in greater success. Each room is equipped for parents to sleep near their baby, and a shared family room called Zaine’s Room provides an area for parents to eat, shower, use the internet or just relax.

Premature and critically ill newborns receive intensive medical care at the our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), one of only three such units in the state. Babies as small as 455 grams, which is slightly more than one pound, have been successfully treated in our NICU, which provides emergency, critical, diagnostic and therapeutic intensive care, as well as consultative support services for critically ill infants from West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

The NICU team is led by board-certified neonatologists, and it includes experts from pediatric specialties related to critically ill newborns, including surgery, ophthalmology, cardiology and gastroenterology, along with pediatric residents, neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatal nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, lactation consultants and developmental specialists.