Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Sometimes, babies are born too soon, or have unexpected health challenges and require close monitoring after birth. If this happens to your baby, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit provides a high level of support for premature or sick infants.
Our team of specially trained doctors, nurses and therapists treat babies in the NICU, attend high-risk deliveries, and, if needed, provide care immediately after birth. After your baby leaves the NICU, your pediatrician will handle his/her care.
If a child born at another facility needs intensive care, our NICU transport team is available to transport infants from their birth hospital to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit in less than 30 minutes. Babies born at Henry Ford Allegiance Health will be taken to the nearest local hospital with a NICU, if needed.
Special care nursery
Your baby may arrive prematurely and require close monitoring after birth. At Henry Ford, our special care nursery team has the expertise to manage these babies’ needs:
- 24/7 staffing by neonatologists (specialists in caring for ill or premature newborn infants)
- Specially trained nurses
- Advanced monitoring technology
- Breastfeeding support to help you establish a milk supply and pump milk for your baby