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The Division of Neonatology & Developmental Biology at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA provides state-of-the-art treatment and support to critically ill premature and full-term newborns and infants.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA

Phone: (310) 267-7565

The Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA is part of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center which has been rated as one of the top five medical institutions in the United States by US News and World Report. The Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA has been a leading Neonatal Center in Southern California, a major referral center for high risk mothers and neonates.

Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a 22 ICU beds unit that are regional level III/IV beds. Neonatology faculty and fellows are responsible for in-born and out-born babies requiring tertiary level care derived from the Greater Los Angeles area and the surrounding regions. There is a congenital cardiac program on-site; an ECMO program; and a Head/Body Cooling Program in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. There is considerable depth in all the Pediatric Medical and Surgical Subspecialties that are all available on site. A widely respected infertility and fetal diagnostic program exists at UCLA.


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - UCLA Medical Center & Orthopaedic Hospital, Santa Monica

Phone: (310) 319-4330

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital, one of the two hospital campuses of the UCLA Health System, is a 16-bed nursery which provides community-based care for term and preterm infants with a variety of medical problems.

The NICU is part of a comprehensive program of women's and children's services available at the medical center and combines the best of academic and community neonatal care. The NICU admits about 200 infants per year, 55% weighing less than 2500 grams at birth. Family-centered, individualized newborn care is provided by a team of UCLA neonatologists, neonatal-perinatal care fellows, neonatal nurses, respiratory therapists, lactation specialists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, and case managers. Neonatologists provide consultations, as requested by pediatricians, obstetricians, and perinatologists; attend high-risk deliveries; care for premature and critically ill newborns; follow NICU graduates in the Santa Monica UCLA High-Risk Infant Follow-up Clinic. Patient care in the NICU is additionally enhanced by the availability of pediatric subspecialists from the Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. When necessary, infants are transferred to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for more specialized respiratory, surgical, and cardiac care.

NICU - UCLA Santa Monica Tour

Our High Risk Infant Follow-Up Clinic provides care to infants recently discharged from the NICU.