Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Welcome to Orange Regional Medical Centers Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, or more commonly known as the NICU. The birth of your baby is a special time for your family and we realize it may also be a stressful time.
We would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and explain some of the unit procedures. Your baby has been admitted to the NICU because he or she requires specialized care. This may have been unsuspected. Please be assured that our team of specialists have years of experience in caring for and treating the tiniest of patients.
We are here to help and look forward to caring for you and your baby.
Orange Regional Medical Center’s 10-bed, Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is located at the Rowley Family Birthing Center on the 6th floor and will complement current perinatal services. Full-time neonatologists, affiliated with Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, will care for your premature and sick infants requiring specialty care in our NICU.
We provide a full array of specialized equipment and delivery room coverage along with all required support services around the clock. We are prepared to serve the needs of our rapidly growing population and demand for local NICU practitioners who will provide expertise and support to you and your infant.
Made possible by a gift from Hailey's Hope Foundation, we are proud to offer NICU parents a resource room. This room is an exclusive area that provides NICU parents a quiet and comfortable space to support you during your visit as you participate in your infant's care.
Watch Video Testimonials for Orange Regional Medical Center's NICU
In the video below, Jacqueline Sinclair-Cicchiello, describes the experience of giving birth to Jack who was experiencing breathing difficulties. No family anticipates a stay in the NICU when they plan for the arrival of their baby, says Jacqueline.
"The nurses allowed us to sit by him hours upon hours and we always did feel confident in the care he was receiving. They would call us around the clock when we were home. They would call to tell us the good news, the not-so-good news. They called just to see how we were doing. The communication was over the top. They were just always consistently communicating..."
Tara Knack-Moreno describes giving birth to her son 10 weeks early. She commends the staff, physicians and the family focused care she received during their stay at Orange Regional's Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
"He was being loved by them. He wasn't just a number or a patient."