Services at Banner Estrella Medical Center  

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

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Banner Estrella Medical Center is certified as a Level IIEQ Perinatal Center by the Arizona Perinatal Trust. This accreditation allows our physicians and staff to care for patients with obstetrical medical conditions at 28-weeks or greater gestational age.

Our Special Care Team of skilled physicians and specialists includes:

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine – specialists in maternal and fetal health
  • Neonatologists – specialists in the care of high-risk newborns
  • OB anesthesiologists – specialists who provide anesthesia and pain management
  • Fetal assessment services
  • Skilled obstetrical high risk nurses
  • Pediatric specialists who provide the most advanced care in areas such as cardiology, gastroenterology and urology
  • A neonatal team is available 24 hours a day to attend deliveries, if necessary.

Our Level IIEQ Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides individualized care for premature infants and ventilator-dependent newborns. The unit provides a 24/7 visitation policy for families, encouraging parents to spend unlimited time with their baby. The unit is staffed 24 hours a day by a care team, which may include:

  • Neonatologists
  • Neonatal nurse practitioners
  • Specialized pediatric physicians and surgeons

We offer a private care room to encourage families to use care options such as Kangaroo Care—skin-to-skin contact between parent and baby that has been proven to encourage weight gain, earlier breastfeeding, stronger breathing patterns, better sleep and a happier disposition.

Banner Estrella Medical Center
9201 W. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85037
(623) 327-4000
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