NICUs Serving Three Hospitals
We proudly offer a Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at CHOC Children’s Orange, rated by the American Academy of Pediatrics at the highest level of care possible. Families at Mission Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital also have access to CHOC specialists at our NICU locations within our partner hospitals.
CHOC Children’s Orange NICU
Our 54-bed tertiary/quaternary NICU includes four multi-patient rooms, six single care rooms, four private rooms for “rooming in,” and two four-bed suites. With access to a full range of CHOC pediatric subspecialists, the NICU offers a life-saving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) unit – the only one of its kind in Orange County – as well as advanced respiratory support such as high-frequency ventilation and inhaled nitric oxide, advanced imaging without the need for anesthesia in many cases and innovative procedures including mandibular distraction and epidural anesthesia. Learn more about what to expect in the CHOC NICU.
CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital NICU
Babies born at Mission Hospital can receive critical care in our 22-bed, Level 3 NICU at CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital. Our neonatal care teams are able to be present during high-risk births and can start critical care within minutes. Among the full spectrum of neonatal equipment available, CHOC Mission is the first children’s hospital in California to offer the NICVIEW webcam system, allowing families to see real-time, live video of their infant remotely, from anywhere they can log on to the Internet. Learn more about our NICU at Mission Hospital.
CHOC Children’s NICU at St. Joseph Hospital
Just steps away from St. Joseph Hospital’s postpartum unit, our NICU keeps parents and babies close together in our brand new 13-bed, Level 2 NICU, featuring all private rooms and comfortable accommodations for families. If a problem develops during delivery, CHOC’s neonatal team is immediately available to stabilize the baby and begin treatment as necessary. Learn more about our NICU at St. Joseph Hospital.