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Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU)
Inova's comprehensive array of women’s care and childbirth options means specialized intensive care for fragile newborns is readily available.
Inova Children's Hospital
The NICU at Inova Children's Hospital is the first in the nation to receive The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for Prematurity. This certification represents the highest level of care for premature birth patients.
Inova Children's Hospital is home to the largest subspecialty neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Northern Virginia. Our 75-bed, level IV NICU cares for high-risk infants requiring specialized care and observation.
The neonatal mortality rate for infants born at Inova Children's Hospital is among the lowest in the nation. Our multi-disciplinary team of pediatric professionals including board-certified neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists and board-certified lactation consultants staff the NICU around the clock. Our highly trained team can transport, by air or ground, any infant born within a 200-mile radius who requires the services provided at Inova Children's Hospital. For more information, call 703-776-6020.
Inova Children's Hospital now offers neonatal whole body cooling, a procedure that treats newborns with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). This abnormal neurological state may occur when there is reduced oxygen (hypoxia) or blood flow (ischemia) to the brain or body.
Inova Loudoun Hospital
Inova Loudoun Hospital’s level III NICU is staffed by specially trained registered nurses, respiratory therapists and board-certified neonatologists who provide compassionate, expert care around-the-clock for babies as young as 26 weeks. For more information, call 703-858-6350.
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital’s level III NICU offers 24-hour staffing from highly experienced, board-certified neonatologists, specially trained and certified nurses and board-certified lactation consultants, dedicated to neonatal intensive care. Our 19 private rooms have the supplies and equipment to perform all the necessary care without having to move your baby and are furnished with comfortable overnight accommodations for you and your spouse, including a bed, television, bathroom, breast pump and Internet access.
With secured access for safety, we offer 24-hour visitation for family members and visitors, and free valet parking Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, call 703-391-3560.
Inova Alexandria Hospital
Inova Alexandria Hospital offers a newly renovated, fully staffed, 16-bed level III NICU. Newborns who are premature or have special needs are well cared for around-the-clock in our family-centered NICU by specially trained board-certified neonatologists, as well as specialized nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and nutritionists. Our newest additions are the Giraffe® Radiant Warmers and isolettes that create a womb-like environment, and Giraffe® OmniBeds®. Also, all of our beds have state-of-the-art monitors. For more information, call 703-504-3338.