Neonatal Care/NICU

Neonatal Care, NICU

Leading the region in neonatal critical care with the Area’s Most Advanced NICU

News: our NICU was recently featured on The Today Show.

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at OPRMC is Johnson County’s only state-of-the-art, Level IIIb Unit, the highest level of neonatal care available in Kansas. Our highly trained team of neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, and allied health professionals - as many as 175 specialists - provides around the clock, life-saving care for our smallest patients.

The NICU is a private, 70-bed unit designed to meet the needs of our NICU patients and their families. Parents are a very important part of the healing process and a variety of support services including a parent room and classes are available during their stay. If needed, our experienced team of compassionate, highly skilled perinatologists – physicians who specialize in high-risk pregnancies - work closely with our neonatal team to ensure comprehensive high-level care of both mother and baby.

Overland Park Regional is also home to the HCA Midwest Neonatal Transport Team, a designated emergency transport team, including a neonatal nurse practitioner, a neonatal intensive care nurse, a neonatal respiratory therapist, and an emergency medical technician, to transport critically ill babies from around the region to the hospital.

Since opening in 1991, the NICU has cared for more than 5,000 babies and currently cares for an average of 46 preemies each day.

For more information about our NICU and parent and baby resources, see our NICU Guide and the related article about Bonding with Baby in the NICU.

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