The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The NICU provides a care for infants born prematurely, those with congenital defects, or babies who unexpectedly require a higher level of care after birth. The NICU is staffed by a board-certified/board-eligible neonatologist around the clock to ensure readiness for any emergency and to provide the highest quality of care. Our multi-disciplinary team is comprised of neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, medical social workers, physical therapists, registered dieticians, and lactation consultants.

Our NICU is able to care for babies who:

  • Are born prematurely
  • Need surgery for a complex medical problem
  • Require respiratory support, including high frequency ventilation and nitric oxide therapy
  • Need to be treated with whole body cooling

Subspecialty services provided at Good Samaritan NICU include:

  • Pediatric surgery
  • Pediatric cardiology
  • Pediatric gastroenterology
  • Pediatric neurology
  • Pediatric ophthalmology
  • Pediatric anesthesiology
  • Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery
  • Pediatric orthopedics
  • Pediatric anesthesia

Visit Your Baby Around the Clock

We know that you want to be with your child, which is why we allow you to visit your child in the NICU 24 hours a day. Our 51-bed unit provides specialized medical care for the smallest and sickest of babies who need around-the-clock care for complex problems. We can provide assistance in other languages at all times through phone translation. Our nurses and therapists will work with you to develop an individualized and developmentally appropriate care plan for your baby.

Specialized Care for Your Newborn Child

Our neonatal transport team—which is comprised of respiratory therapists (RT), registered nurses (RN) and neonatal nurse practitioners (NNP)—also specializes in the emergency transport of critically ill babies, so you can trust that your child will be in good hands with Good Samaritan Hospital.

Resources for Parents in the NICU

The Parent Education Room is a resource for parents to learn more about their infant’s unique needs through iPad content, a traditional library, and videos. iPads can also be checked out for use at the bedside to enhance the discharge teaching process.

Our Parent Lounge provides a quiet place to relax and grab a snack. It also offers a private pumping room and an overnight room, where parents of infants with complex needs can stay to practice caring for their child before discharge with the support of the NICU staff. Our social workers host monthly parent coffees with a former NICU parent to provide peer support for NICU families. Car seat inspection events are held monthly as you prepare for discharge.

High Risk Pregnancy Unit

What to Expect in Our Antepartum Unit

The 17-bed antepartum unit at Good Samaritan Hospital provides specialized care for women who are experiencing pregnancy complications—including gestational diabetes and premature labor. When you are admitted to our antepartum unit, you can benefit from a wide range of specialized services.

What to expect from our antepartum unit:

  • Maternal-fetal medicine consultation from Obstetrix Medical Group
  • 24 hour on-site anesthesia provided by California Emergency Physicians
  • 24 hour on-site OB/GYN hospitalist coverage provided by Obstetrix Medical Group
  • Prenatal consultation provided by Pediatrix Medical Group (Neonatology)
  • Dietary consultation / diabetic education

The antepartum unit is specifically dedicated to treating high-risk obstetric patients and high-risk postpartum mothers who have babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Patients are allowed to bring their own food, and a refreshment room is also available with a microwave and refrigerator—which is stocked with drinks and snacks. Starbucks iCup coffee is also available in this unit.

Room service dining is available from 6:30am to 6:30pm.

Going Above & Beyond to Provide Exceptional Medical Care

As an award-winning hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital goes above and beyond to ensure that our patients are treated with the highest level of care. Whether your child was born with special needs or you experienced complications before, during or after delivery, you can count on our team to provide the exceptional care that you and your family deserve. Contact us today to learn more!