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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)


San Antonio Regional Hospital features the latest in specialized neonatal care in our 20-bed, Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), where premature and other at-risk infants can receive all the individual attention and life-enhancing medical support they need. 

Our neonatologists are experts in treating the full spectrum of newborn illnesses and conditions, and work in a team-centered care environment.

The NICU care team is comprised of neonatologists, specially trained NICU nurses, neonatal respiratory therapists, social workers, case managers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and clinical dietitians.

 

 

NICU Technology


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GIRAFFE OMNIBED

San Antonio’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit works to provide a secure and soothing atmosphere to eliminate as much stress as possible allowing your baby to grow faster and stronger.

The giraffe beds serve as an integral part of the NICU, and provide superior care for some of our more sensitive patients. The giraffe bed is unique in that it transforms from a radiant warmer to an incubator (isolette). The key feature of this technology is that the infant does not need to be removed and exposed to the outside environment for care and treatment. 

The following tests can be conducted on infants with minimal or no interruption in their sleep: X-rays (the baby no longer has to touch the cold X-ray plate), a built in scale which provides a daily measure of the baby's growth, complete resuscitation, ultrasounds, and EEGs. A calming environment offers babies a reduced noise level and minimal light exposure.

The popular giraffe beds come with the added benefit being family-friendly. Features such as port holes, clear glass incubator, and adjustable bed height allow for maximum interaction between you and your infant during this sensitive time. 

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