Doctors and specialists at Ascension Via Christi’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provide advanced care for sick and premature infants.
At Ascension Via Christi St. Joseph, your baby’s health is our priority.
Our Level III NICU is staffed and equipped to provide specialized care for sick and premature newborn babies. Board-certified Children’s Mercy neonatologists together with Ascension Via Christi neonatal nurses, nurse practitioners, board-certified anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists provide the advanced care that’s right for your baby.
We’re ready for the unexpected
If you are being monitored for a high-risk pregnancy, our care team creates a maternal-fetal and neonatal care plan with your doctor to prepare for your baby’s arrival and any possible emergencies. Our birthing center is ready to provide advanced care, with a Level III NICU staffed by Children's Mercy neonatologists just steps away.
Our family-centered approach to care involves you at every step and educates you about the critical care your baby needs:
Continuous life support to take over bodily functions when organs are not yet working
Incubators that closely reproduce the intrauterine environment
Advanced neonatal ventilators that breathe for babies too tiny to breathe on their own
The time your baby spends in the NICU depends on many factors. Once your baby no longer needs constant nursing care and monitoring, you may stay together at the Birthing Center before you go home.