Questions and answers

What level NICU is Westchester Hospital?

What level NICU is Westchester Hospital?

Level IV
As a Level IV facility, which is New York State’s highest clinical designation, we care for the region’s tiniest and sickest babies.

What kind of doctor takes care of babies in the NICU?

A pediatrician is a doctor with special training in the care of infants and children. This type of doctor might be asked to see a baby in the NICU, but is usually the primary care provider for a healthy newborn. A pediatrician also provides primary care for most babies after they leave the NICU.

How much does it cost to have a baby in the NICU?

The average cost for infants hospitalized in neonatal intensive care units is around $3,000 per day. While the average cost to an employer of a healthy baby born at full-term, or 40 weeks of gestation, is $2,830, the average cost for a premature baby is $41,610.

Can you stay in the hospital if your baby is in the NICU?

Parents of patients in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are permitted to stay overnight with their babies, but sleeping accommodations are not provided in this unit.

What are the different levels of NICU?

Understanding NICU levels

  • Level I: Basic newborn care. Level 1 nurseries care for healthy, full-term babies.
  • Level II: Advanced newborn care.
  • Level III: Subspecialty newborn care.
  • Level IV: Highest level of neonatal care.

What is the NICU?

NICU stands for newborn intensive care unit. This is a nursery in a hospital that provides around-the-clock care to sick or premature babies. It has health care providers who have special training and equipment to give your baby the best possible care.

What is the difference between a NICU nurse and a NICU doctor?

What is the difference between a neonatal nurse and a neonatal nurse practitioner? Neonatal nurses are registered nurses who are skilled in caring for healthy newborns. Neonatal nurse practitioners (NNP) are advanced practice nurses who care for newborns in need of specialized attention.

How much does a NICU nurse make?

While Registered Nurses overall in the United States receive $80,010 per year according to the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), NICU nurses are among the highest-paid nurses. The median hourly wage for a NICU nurse is $47.06 per hour.

Does insurance cover NICU stay?

Paying for a NICU stay with private medical insurance You will need to talk to your private medical insurance carrier to find out which NICU costs are covered by your plan (3). You will also need to add your baby to your insurance plan right after birth (most plans have a 30 day waiting period for you to add the baby).

What level NICU is highest?

Level IV, Regional NICU. This is the highest level of care for babies. The team that works in this kind of nursery takes care of babies who may need special surgery for birth defects and other disorders.

Can parents sleep in the NICU?

Parents can visit and spend time with their babies who stay in the NICU. Other family members might be able to visit, but only during set hours and only a few at a time. Children visiting the NICU must be well (not sick) and should have all their immunizations.