New parents look forward to bringing their new baby home, so it is frightening if you newborn needs to come to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, or NICU. Babies who need to go to the unit are usually admitted in the first 24 hours of life. This can included infants who are born early, who have problems during delivery, or those who show signs of a health issue in their first few days.
Tucson Medical Center's NICU is a highly skilled 42-bed Level III nursery with an all-RN staff. The unit operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. TMC's NICU nurses provide expert and complex care to these critically ill infants. We nurture them to help their growth and development, while working closely with the entire team, which includes physicians, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and social workers. Our families are an important part of the team as well. Each day, we use our commitment, passion and expert skills to make a difference for our patients and their families.
Your family is important to us. Having a baby in the intensive care unit can be a stressful and difficult experience for families. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make this time easier for you. Click here for information on no-cost family lodging.