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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

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At Mount Sinai, our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides care for babies after birth who need special attention. Some of the reasons include preterm birth, low birth weight, breathing difficulty, low blood sugar and infection.

Our Level 2 nursery provides care for some babies who are convalescing but who continue to require the services of a specialized hospital.

Approximately 1,000 babies are admitted to the NICU each year, most of them born at Mount Sinai Hospital. Physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists who work in the NICU are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The NICU team participates in all births when it is expected that the baby may experience difficulties.

Members of the NICU team also meet with mothers before the birth of their baby to discuss the care that their baby will need and what the family can expect after the baby is born.

Please explore the parent supportresources and other information about the NICU. We only post information or links that our health-care team uses regularly and we strive to keep it as current as possible.

Family integrated care is the philosophy that is guiding how we provide care for the infants in our NICU. Parents are encouraged to be active members of the team that take care of their infant while in our unit. Our nurses understand the unique medical needs of infants and can teach parents to understand how best to care for their babies.
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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Mount Sinai Hospital
Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Health Complex
600 University Avenue, 7th Floor
Toronto, ON  M5G 1X5
416-586-4800, ext. 5321