Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix is proud to manage the Banner Children's Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Our NICU can care for 65 babies and their families.
Our precious patients needing more specialized care have access to neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners and nurses, respiratory therapists as well as pediatric specialists.
The NICU is conveniently located on the same floor as our Labor, Delivery and Recovery suites.
With the addition of this NICU to the Banner family, it is estimated that 135 to 140 neonates daily will receive excellent patient care by Banner’s neonatal experts.
Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix already operates a robust high-risk perinatal program, with more than 5,400 deliveries each year.
More pediatric care is provided through Banner Children’s services in Valley hospitals and other health entities than any other health organization in Arizona.
Besides numerous NICUs across our Valley hospitals, Banner Health serves pediatric patients throughout the Valley in its Emergency departments, outpatient surgery centers and Banner Health Centers and Clinics.
For more information, call the NICU at (602) 839-7500.
Q) What specialty service does the Banner Children's NICU at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix offer?
A) As a Level III-certified facility, we meet specific requirements and provide special care for babies weighing one pound or more that may not have some of their vital organs functioning effectively and may need special technological support, nursing care and specialty physician care.
Q) What are the visiting hours for the NICU?
A) Parents are not considered visitors and are part of our family-centered care and can be near their babies 24x7. Others who are important to the baby and family are also considered part of the support group, as decided by the family and care team.
Q) What amenities are available for family members?
A) Family and friends have access to a dedicated space with amenities including lockers, shower and a washer and dryer. A refrigerator, microwave, TV and a computer are also available as is Wi-fi service.