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    Special Care for Babies in Need.


    Dignity Health’s Bay Area hospitals provide neonatal intensive care for babies in need of extra care.

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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)


Dignity Health’s Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) in the Bay Area are designed to meet the needs of babies who require specialized medical care. Our hospitals are equipped with the latest technology and trained experts to care for babies who are seriously ill or born prematurely. 

Our NICU Hospitals

Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz: Level III NICU

Dominican Hospital provides the most advanced care available to infants in the Monterey Bay area. The 14-bed Level III NICU is for premature and/or ill newborns who require simple to complex critical care.

Dominican partners with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and is supported by a team of highly trained, Stanford-educated neonatal doctors and neonatal nurse specialists to provide newborn patients with around-the-clock care. And the Dominican NICU staff provides a customized plan of care for each baby and their family to ensure the highest quality of medical treatment.

Dominican’s transport team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to travel to hospitals throughout the region to pick up and stabilize infants requiring NICU services. This is just one of the many community outreach programs available. The hospital also hosts an annual reunion celebration for all the baby graduates from the NICU.

Learn more about Dominican Hospital’s Level III NICU unit.


Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City: Level II NICU

Sequoia Hospital’s Level II NICU is a six-bed special care nursery within the Birth Center. This NICU is staffed by doctors and nurses from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford who specialize in neonatal care and are nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report.

Sequoia Hospital’s Birth Center has been voted “Best Birth Center” on the Peninsula by readers of Bay Area Parent magazine for 10 years in a row. And the NICU’s Level II designation recognizes the hospital owns the expertise and equipment to care for and stabilize high-risk newborns. 

Learn more about Sequoia Hospital’s Level II NICU unit.

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    Dignity Health's Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) in the Bay Area can be found at Dominican Hospital and Sequoia Hospital.

Our Locations

Dominican Hospital
1555 Soquel Dr.
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
831.462.7700

Sequoia Hospital
170 Alameda de las Pulgas
Redwood City, CA 94062
650.369.5811