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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, or NICU

doctor with child in nicuExtra-special care for extra-special newborns

Some newborns need extra special care during the first hours, days or weeks of life. For these babies, Geisinger’s Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville, and now in Wilkes-Barre, have a dedicated neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The NICU at both locations are located close to the labor and delivery suites to keep newborns close to mom and family.

The NICUs at both locations are also equipped with the latest technologies for highly specialized and advanced care for newborns and infants with serious medical conditions. If your newborn or infant requires a transport to the NICU in Danville or Wilkes-Barre, your baby will be cared for by the Neonatal Transport Team until they arrive at the NICU.

Why do babies stay in the NICU?

  • Infection
  • Heart disease
  • Surgical conditions
  • Lung disease

Your newborn’s medical team

With over two-dozen specialists and sub-specialists on your child’s team, we’ve got your baby covered from the second they are born. Your baby’s NICU team is on staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide loving, experienced care and treatment. The team includes:

  • Neonatologists
  • Neonatal nurse practitioners and physicians assistants
  • Neonatal nurses
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Surgeons and other pediatric medical and surgical specialists

Whether in Danville or Wilkes-Barre, you know that your baby — and you — will receive expert attention from an experienced staff.