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Rose Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Top Notch Neonatal Care for Infants Needing Special Care

“I knew Rose would take the best care of my baby girl while she grew strong enough to go home. I cannot thank the Rose NICU nurses enough. They are like part of my family now.”

Allison, mother to a Rose Baby

Some of our smallest patients will require extra attention. Newborns who are born prematurely or with mild to serious illness may be admitted to our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for more intensive medical care. We care for babies born at or after 24 weeks.

Having a baby in the NICU can be unexpected and frightening. At Rose, we understand this, so we not only provide state of the art, lifesaving care for your child, but we also treat you and your family with compassion and care. We believe in using the healing power of love and touch to give our youngest patients the best care possible. Our mission statement is to provide the highest quality of health care in collaboration with the family while supporting the optimal development of the infant.

The Rose NICU team is among the most experienced in Denver in treating premature and ill newborns. We do our best to get you and your baby home as quickly as possible so that you can concentrate on what's important — being a family.

The NICU at Rose Includes:

  • Level III rating, which means the likelihood that baby will need to be transferred elsewhere is very lowRose-Babies-NICU-Rev-11-2015-230
  • 24 beds located in 18 private rooms
  • Infant rooms that accommodate the family to stay at the bedside as much as they desire
  • 24/7 coverage by board-certified neonatologists (doctors specializing in the care of premature and seriously ill newborns) and neonatal nurse practitioners
  • A highly trained team of NICU nurses with an average 16 years NICU experience among them
  • Parents can be with their newborns 24 hours a day
  • State of the art Giraffe Beds in all rooms, which are special NICU beds that can transform from an incubator to a crib – the bed changes as baby grows and gets stronger
  • Waiting area for visitors
  • Three certified lactation consultants who are also NICU nurses
  • Available donor breast milk
  • Skin-to-skin contact is encouraged and we’ll support mom and baby physically to do so
  • GE Shuttle Beds, which can transfer baby anywhere in the hospital while remaining in the bed
  • A Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP)-trained developmental specialist

All of our rooms are private rooms, several of which can hold twins or triplets. Each is equipped with a giraffe bed, which transitions from the needs of the extremely premature baby to the needs of the “grower-feeder” who is transitioning to home.

The NICU care team supports our moms’ efforts to breastfeed their little ones. Each NICU room has its own refrigerator and bottle warmer for easy-to-access milk storage and preparation. Rose has specialized breast pumps designed to increase milk production for the premature infant as well as offering specialize NICU lactation consultants. 

Rose wants NICU parents to know they are not alone, so we offer daily tea time designed for families to interact and we’ll help parents facilitate other times to speak with other families.