The Latest Technology and Comforts
The CHOC Mission NICU includes two isolation rooms as well as special rooms designed for the protection and comfort of small, premature babies. All beds have the latest histogram monitor systems that allow staff to track vital signs at a highly detailed level, and several of the beds are equipped for long-term video EEG monitoring. At the moment of delivery, babies are placed in a warmed shuttle bed that is transported to the NICU and remains their bed for their entire stay, protecting babies from hypothermia and other complications that can occur if a baby is moved frequently. CHOC Mission was also one of the first children’s hospitals in California to offer NICVIEW webcam technology, allowing families to see real-time, live video of their infant remotely, from anywhere they can log on to the Internet.
Parents are welcome on the unit 24 hours a day and are encouraged to participate in team rounding to collaborate on decisions about their baby’s care. Our Ronald McDonald Family Room just down the hall offers two sleep rooms, a kitchen and shower facilities for families to use anytime during their stay. We also provide in-room accommodations for parents to room-in with their babies prior to going home, to prepare them for life after the NICU.