Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

St. Alexius is committed for caring for patients during life's most fragile moments through its 24-bed, Level III NICU. Staffed by neonatal nurses, therapists, neonatologists, a pediatric neurologist and the region's only full-time pediatric cardiologist, the care team is educated, skilled and ready to handle critical newborn situations.

And because babies born too early or too sick need the highest quality of care, the healing environment includes the latest in sophisticated technology to promote all aspects of care. While in the NICU, babies are under constant monitoring for a number of complications, including breathing problems and infection. Infants treated in St. Alexius' NICU have access to conventional ventilators as well as the more advanced, spatial ventilator, high-frequency oscillators and nitric-oxide therapy to help them breath. In addition, they are treated by a board-certified neonatologist.

For more information, click NICU Family Guide.

24/7 Transport Services

St. Alexius' transport team is available 24/7 with neonatal nurses, respiratory therapists and board-certified neonatologists ready to transport sick or premature infants by air or ground ambulance. The transport team also has a portable NICU in the form of its transport bed - equipped with more monitors to watch the infant's vital signs, better patient safety through harnesses, and sophisticated ventilator capabilities, including high-frequency oscillators and nitric-oxide therapy.

NICU Physicians

Karen Brown, MD
Patricio Fernandez, MD

Pediatric Neurologist
Siriwan Kriengkrairut, MD

Pediatric Cardiology
Patricio Fernandez, MD